Peterbilt Life

Family Man

  • a family man on the road

    Gene Gehman finds that Peterbilt is a key in his
    quality-of-life equation.

    The demands of life on the road vs. those of a family man have long presented challenges for long-haul owner-operators. You’ll miss a few of the kids’ ball games, as Gene Gehman knows well. The Manheim, Pa., owner-operator, for example, was on the road the time his oldest son pitched a Little League perfect game. On the other hand, a smart owner-operator can ensure there’s always food on the table at home. For Gehman, the solution to both maximizing his family time and profitability lies in his choice of equipment. He’s long been a Peterbilt customer and is currently running a Peterbilt Model 387 on LTL routes that have him carrying refrigerated goods to any state in the continental U.S. “When I get home on a weekend, it’s always been family time,” he says. “I have no interest in spending my weekends under the truck. It has to be dependable and reliable.” While Gehman has learned that Peterbilt dependability helps maximize his family time, it’s just one of many factors that have kept him in a Peterbilt almost exclusively since he started his career in trucking.

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    This is my first Peterbilt, and I’ve customized every detail.

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    This is a closeup of the custom wheel wells that have a cool, retro feel.

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    This Peterbilt is a tribute to my dad who only ever drove Petes.

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