About our Peterbilt 379

Our truck is a 2001 Peterbilt 379 Extended Hood model.

The '379' was Peterbilt's flagship truck from 1987 to 2007, maintaining the nameplate's signature long-nose styling. The '379' is the last conventional over-the-road truck available with an aluminium hood.
Replacing the '359' in 1987 it remained in production until March 2007 with the last 1000 379's being known as the "Legacy Class 379".


Length: 32'
Width: 9'
Height: 13'4" (to top of stacks)
Weight: 7.5 tonnes

Colour: Autumn Wood (Pale Metallic Gold)

Engine: Cummins 14ltr Red Top Celect
Max Power: 550 bhp
Max Torque: 1850lbf.ft @ 1200rpm
Top Speed: 100mph
Gearbox: Fuller 10 speed "Super 10"
Fuel Consumption: 8-9/gal


The truck spent all of its working life (2001 to 2010) delivering furniture for Caldwell Freight Lines Inc. based in Lenoir in the U.S. State of North Carolina and covered 1.7 million miles.

In Popular Media:

Transformers (2007)
Transformers: "Revenge of the Fallen" (2009)
Transformers: "Dark of the Moon" (2011)

Autobot Leader Optimus Prime's alternate mode is a Peterbilt 379

A Peterbilt 379 appeared in the 2000 version of "Gone in 60 seconds" starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie.
A Peterbilt 379 appeared in the movie "Black Dog" (1998) starring Patrick Swayze and Meatloaf.