Randy Sterling

Robert Conrad
March 2022

Randy Sterling calls Morrisdale, PA home and he owns & operates his own small trucking company called Sterling Trucking. Randy still does plenty of trucking himself and he's a 3rd generation trucker following in the footsteps of his father. In fact, Randy says that as soon as his dad didn't have to change his diapers, he took him trucking!

Randy actually learned how to drive at the age of 13 on an old GMC Astro cabover, and he went on to get his official CDL at age 18. After purchasing his first truck at age 26, Randy continued to grow the business and he takes a great deal of pride in carrying on the "old school" values of trucking that his father taught him.

A dedicated run from Central PA to Charlotte, NC keeps Randy busy, and the pride of his small fleet is this 1986 Peterbilt 359 that's a totally customized working show truck. This white-hot beauty is a one of a kind that was originally built in Canada by Silvo Ostronic & Jamie Pipher. The hood was stretched 18" and converted to look like a needle nose, and both the cab & sleeper were chopped 4" in height. The sleeper is a unibuilt conversion and the wheelbase sits at 326".

Custom features include a painted drop visor, a custom bumper up front, polished filler panels below the hood & cab, and painted single hump fenders over the rear tandems. Power comes from a 3406B CAT that's partnered up with a 13 speed and a set of 3:36 rears.

Randy typically pulls a 53' van filled with whatever the load calls for. It's nice to see the "old school" values of trucking being carried on today and truckers like Randy Sterling are helping preserve what the older generations put in place. His 16 year old son Harley will soon be following in the family footsteps as the 4th generation of Sterlings to call trucking a career.

Movin' Out would like to applaud Randy for all of his efforts by choosing his unique Peterbilt as our March 2022 Working Show Truck of the month.