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​Kris Bair

By Robert Conrad

April, 2018

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Growing up around trucks as a young boy gave Kris Bair visions of driving his own truck and he got to make quite a few road trips with his dad when he was just a young boy. Kris wound up getting his CDL at the age of 18 and drove locally in the PA area, until he bought his own truck in October of 2016. While many drivers would choose a brand new ride, Kris went the “old school” route, buying his 1979 KW W-900 A-Model from his friend Jason Shelly. 

Originally a West Coast truck, this cool K-Dub sits on an aluminum frame with an airliner suspension. Power comes from a 400 big cam Cummins engine that hums right along as Kris shifts the 13-speed transmission thru the gears. Kris wanted more room in the cab, so he had his friend Charlie Klopp make some changes. Charlie took off the sleeper and installed a new floor in the cab. When the 36” bunk went back on, it was installed as an attached, Unibilt version.

While his dad has been hauling bulls on a regular basis these days, Kris pulls a curtainside when the load calls for it, and hauls turkeys on a regular run for Dan Sensenig.

Kris sends a big thank you out to Dan, for giving him a regular run and also for all of his great advice regarding the trucking industry This is one cool looking ride with just the right amount of patina & rust showing on the yellow and white cab. A single stack, dual air cleaners and plenty of original “KW cool “from 1979 makes Kris stand out in a crowd- no matter where he’s trucking!

Kris said he’s truly blessed and wouldn’t have chosen any other profession. He wanted to thank good friends Kirby Martin, Gary Miller, and Brian Miller, along with Jason Shelly and Kloppy for all of their help in getting the truck to where it is today. Kris also credits his entire family for all of their love and support along the miles, and his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, for blessing him with everything that he has. Kris Bair is helping to keep the roots of trucking alive every time he hits the interstate in his 1979 classic and he certainly rides in style surrounded by the button tuck interior. Movin’ Out salutes Kris Bair for all of his hard work and for following his childhood dreams, by choosing him as our April Working Show Truck of the Month.