Jonathan Mills said he remembers riding in trucks, when he was just a little boy, with his dad and his granddad. His passion for trucks and trucking began at an early age thanks to these trips with his dad and his granddad, and he’s turned it into a full time career that he wouldn’t trade for any other job. In fact, he told us that he is really glad that his job is also his passion in life.
He runs Jonathan Mills Trucking, LLC based out of Marshville, NC with 2 drivers, several contract haulers, and himself keeping an average of 10 hopper bottom trailers delivering loads at any given time.
Jonathan pulls a 2013 Timpte hopper bottom with what might just be the coolest cabover around. His 1986 Freightliner screams cool with its classic black & red Freightliner paint scheme, custom square bumper up front, a drop visor, and a Peterbilt car hauler front axle to give it a unique stance. Jonathan had also removed the air horns from the roof while adding extra marker lights up top, added a set of flat-top straight pipes, a late model Freightliner air liner rear clip, and many custom touches on the interior.
He hauls feed ingredients and grain with his cool combo and power comes from a 5EK 3406-E CAT engine that’s paired up with an 18-speed transmission and a set of 3:70 rears. The truck has over 900,000 miles on it but it looks better than the day it rolled out of the Freightliner plant in 1986! The trucks frame has been painted red to match the stripes and features polished bolt covers, a custom deck plate, and reversed half fenders.
Jonathan enjoys bringing the truck to various truck shows when he’s not driving and he wanted to thank his wife Mandy and his girls, Whitney & Abby, for all of their love and support. He also wanted to thank his dad John for getting him started in trucking and all of his good drivers and helpers that keep the wheels turning for Jonathan Mills Trucking, LLC!
If you get down around Marshville, NC you just might get a first hand look at one of the baddest Freightliners around and you’ll definitely be impressed.
Movin’ Out salutes Jonathan Mills for his passion about the trucking profession and his hard work in turning his cabover into a showstopper, by choosing him as our Working Show Truck of the Month for March 2017.