The commercial industry would definitely not be the same without the semi-trucks. The utilitarian cargo vehicle came a long way after some humble beginnings.The original semi-truck started in 1898 as a horseless carriage, and has been evolving since then. Today, the whole world depends on them. Truckers drive thousands of miles each week, and basically live in the oversized vehicles. Naturally, they customize their trucks to make it truly their own, and one of a kind. That way it feels closer and more like home and it expresses who they are as people.
This practice is around for a while now, and there have been some truly amazing customizations out there. They cause heads to turn and look wherever they go. The last decade saw an increase in custom trucks, as the technology is better, and option palette wider. Let us see some of the best semi-trucks out there currently.
25. Optimus Prime Semi
This one of a kind truck has a spider web design combined with a dark paint job. We can agree it stands out from the crowd. Nothing lacks or feels wrong about it. The serious amount of style is unique, and the different paint variants blend perfectly.
24. Custom Mack Concrete Truck
If you want patriotic, this black and white Peterbilt truck is your cup of tea. The standout paint job looks great, as the blue and white blend co together perfectly. The desired style the owner wanted can be seen. Blue paint jobs are generally awesome, making this semi a top custom piece.
23. Custom Green Danger Semi
The look of this semi-truck is enough to scare other drivers out of your way. The dark paint with green accents looks amazing. Lots of chrome in the right places help the overall look as well. It does stand out, we must say.
22. Candy Painted Blue Peterbilt
The Peterbilt brand is one of the most popular semi-truck models, and perhaps the most customized one. Many owners decided on a very special look for their rig. This candy blue surely does the job. It is reminiscent of low riders, which cannot be a bad thing.
21. Orange Cream Peterbilt
Another one of the Peterbilt models on the list, and this is just the start. The orange cream version is a clean and great example of what a cool truck looks like. It is awesome in every aspect, as it takes all the advantage of the bright tropical shade.
20. Candy Purple Peterbilt
The candy paint jobs are popular in Texas, and this semi-truck is truly unique. This candy purple hue has to look beautiful when it is just cruising down the road. The chrome details fit perfectly with the look, and we are sure the whole rig turns heads wherever it delivers cargo.
19. Darth Vader Peterbilt Semi
Like Star Wars? If you do, you will appreciate this Darth Vader inspired semi-truck. It surely reminds you of the death star, as it gives Star Wars all the respect it deserves. A Sith warrior like Vader would approve. Other drivers must feel threatened a bit when they see this beast in their rear-view mirror.
18. Flat Black Freightliner
Over the top customizations can look great, however sometimes a basic flat black paint job can set you apart from everything else on the road. This flat black Freightliner is a different kind of example of what a proper truck may look like. Nothing looks odd or dated, and this color scheme is always trendy and cool.
17. White and Green Peterbilt
Green is not usually utilized on custom cars, but this white and green combination looks right on a truck. We bet you have not seen this paint combo before. This is probably what the owner was going for, for a more than unique look. Two-tone trucks are always special, so this one deserves a spot here.
16. Old School Custom Kenworth
Kenworth is another famous brand of semi-trucks. This old-school custom piece sticks to familiar design that many truck drivers and fans will appreciate. It makes usage of tons of chrome details, which is expected out of an older edition. This old-school style stands out even among other custom trucks.
15. Root Beer Custom Peterbilt
This Peterbilt is one of the most unique you will find. The root beer brown theme shows off all of the curves and cues the truck has to offer. This coloration is popular today, and we are sure it is a hit among other truckers wherever the owner parks it.
14. Flat Blue Peterbilt
As we mentioned, there is something special among the blue trucks. This Peterbilt as original as they come, and it is a treat to look at. It gives this special truck an industrial vintage look, as it really seems superior. An amazing idea done to perfection.
13. Fire Engine Red Lowrider Peterbilt
Other than blue, red is another color that looks awesome on semi-trucks. This fire engine Peterbilt takes the cake when reds are in question. It rides on an air-bagged suspension that makes it look even cooler. This massive rig is breathtaking, and we it is not hard to imagine how great it looks cruising down the road.
12. Baby Blue Peterbilt Semi
We are not done with Peterbilts, buckle up. This baby blue example sports one of the most unique paint jobs we have seen. It is really one of a kind, and probably a fan favorite. The other truckers and enthusiast must feel a bit jealous they are not the ones driving it. The amount of chrome is also just right.
11. Two Tone Peterbilt
Another idea straight from the custom car scene, this two-tone paint job Peterbiltis also something else. As we said, two-tone paint jobs are rare, and can potentially look great if done right. This is surely one of those examples, and it is a joy to look at. A special rig design overall.
10. Lime Green Peterbilt
Wild colors are always an option when customizing your vehicle. There is of course the risk of going over the top, but this owner did everything masterfully. The natural lines of the truck combined with a great paint choice raise the bar. Once on the verge of being lackluster, it is now something many would drive during a long haul. The paint is really superb.
9. Sleek Blue and White Peterbilt
Another low-rider inspiration. The sleek blue and white model is just above what people expect from trucks. It is not at all overbearing or over the top. The name of this shade of blue is not known,but that is okay. It makes the lines and curves of this Peterbilt pop out.
8. Sleek Black Semi Truck
Weirdly, black is one of the hardest to pull off. It is also hard to maintain and take care off. When done well, a sleek black semi-truck with the right amount of care in the form of waxing and washing does wonders to a truck look. Well done Mr. Owner of this truck.
7. Peterbilt 379 Blue Flame
Often overrated, this color does not receive the credit it truly deserves. This white and cream truck is very cool. The white and the cream blend really well, and come together to create a one of a kind, hard to miss truck. It is a unique take on one of the most classic designs.
6. Ripe N’ Ready Peterbilt
Yellow trucks, except Penske semi-trucks, are very rare. A great thing for this Peterbilt, as we are sure people are impressed by the one of a kind style wherever it goes. It breaks the cycle of some more familiar and expected colors. In addition, the raised cab makes it even cooler. It must look great on the road.
5. Green and Yellow Peterbilt
This truck takes a classic color combination to another level. The clever owner managed to blend a cool hue of green and yellow, and make a winning combo never before seen. The huge amount of chrome details is present everywhere, making it one of the coolest on the list.
4. Patriotic Tribute Truck
As we mentioned, red is always a yes on trucks. This however takes the throne, with the amazing artwork honoring the troops. It has all the makings of an awesome truck with its absolutely unique exterior look. A perfect example of what Peterbilts are capable of looking like.
3. Pink Peterbilt Truck
This is arguably the hardest color to pull off on a manly thing such as a huge truck. A Peterbilt in a pink variant has to be a one of a kind thing. Most of us would not even connect this color with a truck in the first place. This example however created a look that we are not used to seeing anywhere, but it is surely welcome. The paint also blends with the chrome, earning this design all the best grades.
2. Black Flame Semi Truck
Purple is another color rare on trucks, although very pretty. This masterpiece combines purple paint with white paint, creating an amazing two-tone style. Purple paint is great in general, and this truck proves it. It stands out as much as a truck can, making it another one of a kind rig.
1. Orange and Black Mack Truck
The wild combination of orange and black on this Mack Truck looks like nothing else on any truck list. The Mack Truck is one of the oldest semi-truck brands. It is pretty well known, so there must be a lot of customized pieces on the roads. Not exactly like this one however, we are certain of it. The two colors are an unusual but right combination, keeping attention and causing jealousy at every truck park.