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SLIDER: 2000 Peterbilt 379 “Semi”

It is always difficult to find a picture that will fit into the constraints of the Slider dimensions – unless an artic turns up.  Or, in this case, a semi or 18-wheeler, because this one was seen in the centre of New York and that’s what our American cousins call them.

The Peterbilt 379 was Peterbilt’s flagship truck from 1987 until 2007, and maintained Peterbilt’s signature long-nose styling.  This was a Class 8 truck, a vehicle with gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeding 33,000 lb (14.7 British tons).  Trailers were most commonly 53 feet in length but could be longer for specialised use.  We didn’t measure this one (carrying reinforcing bars for a construction project nearby) but let us put it this way: try getting one of these into the centre of London and see how far it gets you!


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