It is not often that you see this Patriot Edition 359 parked in the midnight hour – her owner, Bryan Levernier (Foxfire) bought this Peterbilt new in 1976 and has put 3.7 million accident-free miles on her so far. “Foxfire” is one of the biggest safety advocates to ever run the Interstates, but when he runs, he runs hard. Back in the old days, he can remember running hammer-down for 40 hours straight, but these days, with the ridiculous new hours-of-service rules, drivers are being forced to stop even when they still have the stamina to press on for a few more hours. Telling drivers when they are “supposed” to sleep doesn’t work and, in truth, is making the drivers lazy and the roads more dangerous. Driving almost 4 million accident-free miles proves that “Foxfire” knows what he is doing – and it is why he is one of my heroes. He is also a perfect example of dependability and professionalism, which is exactly what this article represents each and every month – the true Spirit of the American Trucker!