Russ is of a freelance design. Therefore, he is not based on a specific prototype.
Russ is painted yellow and gold with red and white-outlined linings, as well as a black cab roof and red arrows with white outlines. He also has a few red and white caution stripes on the back and on either side of his container connector.
- Russ is the third crane chugger to be introduced into the series; the first being Skylar, the second being Jackman, and the fourth being Rosa.
- Russ, along with Rosa and Tai are the only chuggers to date to not have received any merchandise.
Russ has not appeared on the show since 2015.