2022 Classy Trucks: Best of the Bunch

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As a busy 2022 comes to a close, we throw open the virtual garage doors and give you a peek at entries for the Classy Truck of the Year contest. Come on in, look them over from tip to tail. Compare the eye-candy features and paint work. Then help the staff of Pumper magazine choose the winning rig.

With your input, we’ll pick the Classy Truck of the Year and feature the hard-working vehicle in February 2023. That’s the WWETT Show issue of Pumper, which is distributed at the biggest event in wastewater Feb. 21-23 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Here’s another look at the rigs featured in the past 12 issues of the magazine. Follow the instructions to cast a vote for your favorite at www.pumper.com.

Cast Your Ballot Today!

Step 1. Look over the 12 Classy Trucks for 2022.

Step 2. Choose your favorite.

Step 3. Go online at www.pumper.com/classy and vote.  (One vote per IP address allowed.)

ACT NOW! The deadline for voting is Thursday, December 22.


Northrup Septic Service

Tully, New York

Dewey Northrup Sr. and Dewey Northrup Jr. built a red and chrome 2000 Peterbilt 357 with a restored 2002 3,500-gallon Karymore aluminum tank and a Wallenstein pump. The repurposed road tractor is powered by a Cat C-10 400 hp engine tied to an Eaton Super 10 transmission. The truck features rear-mounted toolboxes, LED strobe lighting and a rear-mounted camera.


Godinez Septics

Austin, Texas

Orlando Godinez added a white 2020 Peterbilt 337 built out with a 2,300-gallon stainless steel tank and Masport Hydra pump from Best Enterprises. A PACCAR PX-9 300 hp engine tied to an Allison automatic engine power the rig. Features include a SeeLevel Annihilator gauge, LED work lights, 12-volt heat exchanger transfer tank and Alcoa aluminum wheels.


Rural Septic Service

Boyd, Wisconsin

Jerry and Chris Jakubowicz added a red 2020 Peterbilt 567 built out by Imperial Industries with a 5,000-gallon steel tank and National Vacuum Equipment 4310 blower. It is powered by a Cummins 450 hp engine tied to an Allison RDS 4500 auto transmission. Features include a freshwater tank with Hannay hose reel, Garnet in-cab SeeLevel, and front and rear LED strobes.


Sunset Septic & Excavating

La Porte, Indiana

Jon and Cody Housekneckt added a 2012 Kenworth T660 carrying a 3,500-gallon Dumar Welding steel tank and Jurop pump. The truck is powered by a PACCAR 455 hp engine tied to a 10-speed Eaton Fuller transmission. Pik Rite provided aluminum side trays and a backsplash plate stamped with the company name. It was assembled and graphics were created in-house.


Wray’s Septic Tank & Development

Allegan, Michigan

Brian Carroll added a red, white and blue veteran-themed 2014 Freightliner 114SD built out by Imperial Industries with a 3,600-gallon steel tank and National Vacuum Equipment 887 pump. The rig is powered by a Detroit D013 450 hp engine tied to an Eaton Fuller 10-speed transmission. The truck features stainless steel toolbox and wheels, and dual air-ride seats.


Hainan Sanitation

Blairsville, Pennsylvania

John Myers and Lori (Myers) Dudzinsky added this blue 2016 International 4300 built out by Amthor International with a 2,500-gallon aluminum tank and National Vacuum Equipment 607 pump. A Cummins ISB 325 engine and auto transmission provide power. Features include aluminum hose trays, heated valves, LED work lights, stainless steel visor and custom toolbox.


Litzenberger’s Septic Service 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Merlin Litzenberger added this Firemist brown 2021 Kenworth W900B built out by Nolt’s Services and carrying a 5,400-gallon aluminum Martin’s Truck Bodies tank and National Vacuum Equipment 4310 blower. A 450 hp Cummins engine tied to an Eaton 18-speed transmission power the truck. Features include aluminum fenders and a Garnet SeeLevel gauge.


Casa Grande Septic Services 

Eloy, Arizona

Rick Hall added an all-white 2017 Peterbilt 389 with a 5,000-gallon steel waste tank, a 300-gallon repurposed propane tank for freshwater and a Thompson 454 vacuum pump. The truck is powered by a 525 hp Cummins ISX engine tied to an Allison automatic transmission. Most work was done by Ricky and Mark Hall, including a rack to carry a Kubota K008 compact excavator.


Bullard Septic Service

Sanford, North Carolina

Boyd Bullard added a white 2013 International 4300 with red and blue accents built out in 2020 by National Truck Center with a 2,500-gallon steel tank and Jurop RV360 pump. The truck is powered by a 245 hp Navistar MaxxForce engine wed to an Allison automatic transmission. A nearly vertical lifting tank and 36-inch rear manway allows for quicker dumping.


T.E. Price Septic & Excavating

Wayne, Ohio

Kevin and Nancy Aurand added this purple 2012 Kenworth W900 built out by Morocco Welding with a 4,600-gallon steel tank and Masport HXL 400 pump. The truck is powered by a Cummins ISX 550 hp engine tied to an Eaton Fuller 18-speed transmission. Features include heated collars, a Garnet SeeLevel gauge, LED side and rear work lights and strobe safety lights all around.


McGuire’s Septic Service

Towanda, Pennsylvania

Bishop Brothers Construction subsidiary McGuire’s Septic Service added a black 2014 Peterbilt 388 truck built out by Pik Rite with a 4,500-gallon steel tank and Fruitland pump. The truck is powered by a Cummins 600 ISX engine and Eaton Fuller 18-speed transmission combo. The truck features a Garnet SeeLevel gauge, heated valves and upgraded interior wood accents.


Chesapeake Septic Service

Stevensville, Maryland

Mark Rousseau added a 2007 Kenworth T800 and rebuilt the rig in-house with his son, Dustin Rousseau. The metallic green and black truck carries a 4,620-gallon steel tank from Crown Tank and a Masport Hydra pump. A 600 hp Cat C15 ACERT engine uses an Eaton 18-speed transmission to bring power to the wheels. Nevius Truck Repair overhauled the engine.

Make Your New Rig a Classy Truck!

Seeing your truck in the pages of Pumper is easy!

Step 1. Clean and detail your truck.

Step 2. Take a variety of photos.

Step 3. Send the photos to us, along with a detailed description of the truck and accessories, to editor@pumper.com


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