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​Mark Hayes/Hayes Trucking

By Robert Conrad

October, 2019

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Mark Hayes is the proud owner of this red hot 2003 Peterbilt 379. Since purchasing the truck, Mark has done quite a bit of polishing and has added a few of his own custom touches to it. He wanted to dedicate this feature to the memory of Stephen D. Massey (2/4/50 - 3/31/19) who passed away earlier this year. Stephen’s son Fran Massey and Mark are close friends. 

Mark says that his inspiration to work in the trucking industry has been his stepfather John Alex of Cooper Transportation. He wanted to send a big thanks to him for his support and knowledge about trucking in general. 

Mark hauls a dump trailer with his polished Peterbilt and there’s plenty of power for those heavy loads thanks to the 6NZ C-15 CAT engine that’s pushing out 600+ ponies! The truck is also equipped with an 18 speed transmission and a set of 46 rears with 3:91 gears. This truck is meant to haul heavy loads thanks to the double frame, and it has 150,000 miles on an outer frame rebuild that was done by the previous owner. The truck sports a new set of 8” flat top straight pipes as well as a set of 359 double round headlights for the “old school” look. Other custom features include a square bumper up front, a louvered grille, a polished drop visor, and a set of polished ribbed full fenders. Mark is planning to add a set of painted fiberglass full fenders over the rears in the near future. 

Trucking is a demanding career and he credits his wife Danielle for all of her love and support along the way, along with their daughter Skyla Carrasquillo. He also wanted to thank his grandfather, the late Ralph Leroy, along with his grandmother Regina Leroy for all of their love and support as well. Close friend Paul Kenney & his staff have helped Mark as well and Mark’s friend since kindergarten just happens to be his closest friend in trucking - John Dixon, who has a pretty cool Peterbilt of his own that’s been completely restored. 

Mark trucks out of Wareham, MA and enjoys the Cape Cod landscape while delivering locally. Mark says that if the wind is blowing the right way, he can smell the salty ocean water when he goes out to start the truck on his driveway! This is one truck that’s definitely red hot looking but cool as the ocean breeze at the same time!