Mafia Secrets
Sleek and Edgy

By Bryan 'Boss Man' Martin, contributing writer

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Aerodynamic trucks that look flippin’ awesome are becoming more popular and more frequent in this age of efficiency.

OOIDA Senior Member Rod Miller and family out of Ohio have created an ultra-cool Peterbilt 386. Rod was a fan of Chrome Shop Mafia’s MobSled truck built back in 2008, and he had been wanting to use those same paint colors on a project of his own.

Well, this 2015 Fitzgerald glider kit was the perfect candidate. Powered by a “money-maker” Detroit Diesel Series 60 with all the right specs for solid fuel mileage and smooth, adequate power, the dynamic lime green and white paint with a splash of chrome and stainless commands attention. And the rockin’ polished stainless steel reefer doesn’t hurt the wow factor too much either.

Like so many of us, Rod and his family have traditionally leaned toward operating 389s and 379s, even though they did build a hot rod-orange and white 386 some years ago. So the decision to trick out another aero Pete wasn’t one that happened without a lot of planning, help and conversation with several folks.

Miller credits Portage Trim and Rockwood Products for the impressive interior touches. Roadworks and J-Mac made a huge impact on the exterior and paint. Billy Long from BLT Chrome, a good friend of Rod’s, hooked him up with the right vendors and the right products.

The Millers operate Chance 2 Transport Ltd. and have built more than a few showy Peterbilts. Rod’s son is a big part of day-to-day operations, and Rod’s father still helps whenever needed, as the company has been built on family values and fair practices. Don’t forget Twila, as she is also a team player and a super-supportive wife who has rolled with the punches as the trucking business has grown.

“Our drivers have been very good for us and share our vision for where we want to be in the future as a business. A couple of my drivers have been on board since the day we opened. Our customers are key to our success, and many of them even get excited when we debut a new rig,” Rod said. “I feel like when a fella surrounds himself with good people, good things are bound to happen.”