When Randy Dusza went to his uncle’s garage in West Warren, MA in 1976 to sit in the “Big Trucks” and check them out, he knew that he wanted to have his own trucks someday when he grew up.
Well, Randy turned his fascination into a career, starting in 1993, and he got his CDL a year later and began hauling LTL freight for A. Duie Pyle. He worked for them until he decided to turn his childhood dream into a reality in 2007, venturing out on his own and founding Foster Hill Transport with one truck. If Randy and Foster Hill ring a bell with some of our avid Movin’ Out readers, it’s because he was featured a number of years back with that first truck, one of the coolest Western Stars ever built. He’s come a long way since then, building the Foster Hill fleet to 20 trucks and 50 trailers with the help of his wife Michelle and a great group of drivers. Randy still drives himself, and this 2000 Freightliner Classic XL has taken the place of his original Western Star as the flagship of the fleet! Randy has completely reworked the truck since getting it, adding a custom stainless grille by Roadworks, TRUX Accessories’ lighting all around, a TRUX drop visor, and a set of 7” straight pipes from Lincoln Chrome.
Randy has branched out and is now a Full Tilt Performance distributor, offering their complete line of engine performance products, along with all types of general truck repairs at his Foster Hill Diesel Repair Shop. Coincidently, his repair shop is located in the same garage his uncle took him to in 1976!
Randy’s cool “Freightshaker” features an 18-speed transmission and a 12.7 DD IV Detroit Diesel engine that pushes out over 600 HP thanks to several Full Tilt Performance upgrades that were done at the Foster Hill shop.
Randy wanted to send a big thanks out to his wife Michelle for all of her love & support, and for keeping the Foster Hill office running. He credits Jeff Fortier for the trucks paint, Joss Clancy @ Clancy Welding, and Joe Banas from Banas Designs for the cool graphics & lettering. Randy says the Foster Hill maintenance team keep the truck running smoothly, and Dick & Mark at Berube’s Truck Accessories in Bow, NH, help him keep it shining by supplying all of his custom parts.
Movin’ Out salutes Randy Dusza for all of his hard work with yet another July feature as our Working Show Truck of the Month - this time with his flashy Freightliner Classic. He may just build another great looking working show truck in the near future, so stay tuned!