Tom Anzalone/Anzalone Transport

Robert Conrad
November 2021

Life is full of twists and turns and there are new challenges around every corner. Those people who are determined to succeed, can turn almost any bad situation into a good one with enough effort, and Tom Anzalone certainly has done that with his latest truck build.

Some of our regular readers may remember the Working Show Truck feature we did on Tom's last truck. He had his last Peterbilt looking just right thanks to a number of modifications and custom additions, only to lose the truck in a fire after an accident that wasn't his fault. Tom decided to take this bad situation and turn it into a positive one and he built his current truck, the 2011 Peterbilt 389 that you see in our photos.

His latest ride is a stunning combination of black and white, and it was a glider kit that he did a complete rebuild on, from the motor to the rear end. This black beauty is putting out over 750 HP from the 6NZ CAT engine that's paired up with an 18 speed. Tom has the truck decked out with a number of custom fiberglass parts including a frame cover, battery boxes, custom cowl, drop panels, and the fenders. He credits Talladega Fiberglass for supplying all of these parts for the build. Kevin and the gang from Coastal Truck & Auto Body sandblasted the frame and laid down the paint on it. Tom says T.K. Lee out of Tewksbury, MA  gets credit for the engine work, and Northeast Truck Repair out of Dracut, MA  did the transmission, rear ends, and a number of other repairs. Jason and the crew at NH Peterbilt helped Tom find all of the parts he needed for the 7 month build and Berube's Truck Accessories helped him add the finishing touches with just the right amount of chrome!

Tom painted a number of parts in the interior himself and the results were phenomenal, making the interior every bit as nice as the exterior! Tom wanted to also thank Dave Hinx for all of his help as well, and he says the truck has a 2011 frame & body panels, but everything else has been upgraded to 2020 specs.

Tom puts on his own show no matter where he goes with this classy 2011 pulling his polished dump bucket. Tom Anzalone has definitely outdone himself with his latest build and he certainly deserves our choice for the November Working Show Truck of the Month.