This month’s creation was built for Bryan Greenwood (36) of Chestertown, MD. Son of Jimmy and Nancy Greenwood, Bryan’s dad did some trucking in the 1970s but then switched to flying planes, and his mom works in the banking industry. But, no matter our background, we all seem to get the trucking bug somehow.
Bryan always had a thirst for learning. After graduating high school, he went on to college where he earned a double Master’s degree in business and marketing management. If it weren’t for his lifelong friend, Josh Phillips, Bryan would have surely ended up on Wall Street. Josh was always talking about trucks, and eventually that infatuation rubbed off on Bryan. Today, Josh runs J.A. Phillips Trucking and keeps Bryan stocked with t-shirts (folks tease Bryan because he is always wearing Josh’s company shirts and, technically, he is his competition) – but Bryan doesn’t see it like that – they are just friends.
Following the example set by his parents, Bryan has always been a hard worker. While still in high school, he began working at Danny McHenry Excavating and Trucking and stayed there until he was 30. Bryan got his CDL when he was 19 and has been driving ever since – he even did some trucking while in college.
At 30, Bryan bought his first truck – a slightly used 2006 Peterbilt 379 – which he still owns today. When it was time to add another truck, he contacted Clint. Since all of Bryan’s business stuff is white and all of his “toys” are black, he thought it would be a good idea to paint his new truck white and black – an even balance of business and pleasure. And although his new truck looks plain and simple, with this one, it’s not what you see, but what you don’t.
The truck is a 2015 Pete 389 with a 58-inch flattop, an ISX 600 with extra torque, an 18-speed transmission and a car-hauler front axle. With a factory white and black paint job, the truck was ordered fully-loaded (except for navigation) with no cut corners – it even has a wood-grain dash. Once the truck arrived, Leonard was in charge of bringing it to life, but with a subtle style.
After changing the grill and adding extra bars, stock 379 double-square headlights with shaved blinkers were installed, as well as one of Clint’s visors (painted white), cab and sleeper skirts (painted black), and a Dynaflex seven-inch exhaust system, complete with Pickett elbows. The guys then made custom fuel tanks for both sides and painted them black, and since they were hiding the urea tank, they went ahead and hid the hydraulic tank for the wet kit, too. Flush cab lights were added in addition to a smooth deck plate, Shift rear fenders on Clint’s hidden brackets, a rear tail panel and Shift breather lights (front and rear). Clint’s dad chopped the air cleaners and helped modify the seat bases to be just the right height for comfort and style.
Always a smart businessman, Bryan likes to stay diverse. He typically hauls ag-related loads, but owning various types of trailers, he can haul just about anything. He also was in the wrong place at the right time and wound up getting involved with school buses and now owns a small fleet of them. He keeps his buses looking good, and some of them even have polished wheels.
At first glance this truck seems pretty plain, but if you take a closer look, there’s actually a lot going on. With an even balance of business and pleasure, Bryan Greenwood is sure to get plenty of work done in his trusty new rig, but look good and have fun while doing it, too!