Newlyweds team up in Kenworth/Canepa W900L

| 1/29/2002

When she said, "I do," OOIDA member Ramona Pye had more than a new husband in her future. She had a new driving partner - and a new Kenworth/Canepa Design Special Edition W900L.

Ramona met Derek, a Canadian trucker, at a Florida truckstop five years ago - and a long-distance relationship began. While Derek ran loads out of Ontario to Florida, Ramona had a dedicated route, contracting with Dallas-based Stevens Transport, hauling packaged candy to Atlanta behind the wheel of her Kenworth W900L. She would meet Derek at the turn.

Not long after the two were married last year, something else set Ramona's heart aflutter. "I was at MHC Kenworth-Dallas and saw the Special Edition W900L on the lot," she recalled. "I just had to have it!"

Kenworth teamed with Canepa Design to develop the unique Special Edition W900L with a goal of creating a special premium truck that would be the envy of every truckdriver on the road. "And that's exactly what we have," said Ramona. "We really like the traditional styling. It stands out and gets noticed. Moreover, the W900L makes a statement about what a truck should be."

The long-nose conventional Kenworth features a custom, two-toned paint scheme of black over platinum silver, which Ramona describes as "incredible." According to Ramona, the interior is just as impressive. With a custom 86-inch Studio AeroCab sleeper, she explains that the foldout sofa bed - plus expanded living space - will work well for a husband and wife driving team.

What lies ahead for the Pyes? With Derek earning his U.S. CDL in January, the two contract with Stevens Transport, making three Dallas-to-Atlanta round trips a week.