The 379 Peterbilt still rules the highways.
Just when we thought Pete couldn't improve nor 'out do' themselves with the 359, low and behold, they designed and released the 379.
The legendary Peterbilt 379, was the successor of the Peterbilt 359 model. This model was essentially the 359 with a few improvements.
The 379 was certainly a truck designed with 'class' in mind, with it's sleek long nose profile. It was built to appeal to the single owner operator and small trucking fleets.
As it turned out, this long hood beauty, rose to be 'THE truck' to own, by the single operator...... a symbol of status and success.
There's no doubt, the 379 was once the 'King of the Road'. It was and still is one of the most sought after models of trucks, in the used truck market.
What a shame this fantastic design and model was discontinued.
The 379 was always more expensive to buy than others on the market, but resale was then and still is now, 'tops' in the industry. In fact, even after the company has discontinued the production, the resale on a 379 Peterbilt, is even better now than ever!
Pete 379 Photo Collection
Big truck sleepers return. What was once an extravagance for the big strappers in trucking, is now a practical means for a trucker to increase his profit margin and be comfortable living on the road.
A new addition to our gallery of Petes, by Michael Lee, a 1982 Peterbilt 359: a classic big rig truck!
Custom truck show and big rig event schedule for U.S. and Canada. Check out the listings for a big rig show coming up.