From 1987 to 2007, Peterbilt produced the 379 which is known as its flagship model. This Class 8 truck was the successor of the 359 and was offered primarily as a conventional-cab truck for highway use. When it was produced, it was considered a coveted model for many owner-operator drivers. Its popularity has also catapulted it to the same level as the Kenworth W900 in terms of truck customization.
The model was discontinued in 2007 and was succeeded by the 389. The two can be distinguished by the oval headlamp cluster and longer hood. In commemoration of the end of its production, the final 100 units were designated as the Legacy Class 379. Since it is now discontinued, finding used Peterbilt 379 for sale is the best option if you want to drive this iconic Pete model.
A Look at Pete 379
The 379 was considered the largest highway truck that Peterbilt sold. It was produced in both daycab and sleeper cab configurations. Compared to its predecessor, the Pete 359, it has an enlarged windshield which allows for horizontally-mounted windshield wipers. The 379 also introduced the headlamp-mounted turn signals in the fender which made rectangular headlamps a standard.
In terms of the cab structure, the 379 shares many traits as most Peterbilt conventional trucks that were produced since 1986 except for the 587 and 579. This model also shares the doors of the 362 and 372 cabover trucks.
Basically, the 379 can come in two configurations: the daycab and the sleeper truck. Here at Truck Market, we have both configurations of used Peterbilt 379 for sale.
Used Peterbilt 379 Daycab
Our extensive inventory of used Peterbilt 379 daycab for sale can answer your need for a versatile highway truck. The daycab can be configured into different body types to suit your needs. While it is tough on the outside, it is comfortable on the inside. It makes everything within reach of the driver.
Used Peterbilt 379 Sleeper Truck
For drivers who are expected to be on the road for a much longer time, getting a used Peterbilt 379 for sale in a sleeper configuration is a sensible choice. Aside from the features it shares with the daycab configuration, it also comes with a spacious sleeper cabin to spend the night in.
Like a favorite child, the 379 also got some of the best and most powerful versions of the engines that were offered for Class 8 on-highway vehicles. A few of the diesel engines that were used for this model include: Caterpillar 3176, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-15, C-16 and 3406; Cummins Big Cam NTC, N-14, SM, ISMe5, ISX, ISXe5, Signature 600; and Detroit Diesel 60 series and 90 series.
Peterbilt 379: Performance, Capabilities, and Design
The 379 is a Peterbilt model that has always been recognizable on the highways. It has become a huge part of many pop culture references, the most notable of which is being Optimus Prime. In fact, this Pete is just so popular that it became a favorite in many movies. This popularity is greatly attributed to the unforgettable design of model. It has instantly been associated with the American trucker, drew attention and left no room for anyone to doubt what it can do. It is practical and has all elements of functionality. All of its parts – from the A posts, aluminum cab, to the huck-bolted assembly – serves a purpose.
The 379 is best known for its rugged functionality, seen in all areas of the truck. Inside, it is comfortable and spacious, has a contoured dash that keeps all of the controls within reach of the driver. The sleeper version also has ample space for stretching up a bit and resting to prepare the body for the long haul.
You can own a used Peterbilt 379 and be assured that it will work just fine since it is relatively easy to maintain. Its electrical system is hard-wired so reliability can’t be questioned. All of the chassis wires can be traced easily because they are numbered every 4 inches. And since most of its parts are shared with other models, it is easy to find a replacement for them.
Used Peterbilt 379 Body Types
If you are looking for clean used Peterbilt 379 for sale, you may browse through our wide inventory of used Pete 379 to identify units that can meet your trucking needs. Here are some of the body types of this model:
Used Peterbilt 379 Utility Truck for Sale
Do you need a truck that you can drive around town with your tools around? The 379 utility truck has a collection of compartments for storing different tools. Drivers can use these for moving around short distances and respond to distress calls where their expertise and tools are needed.
Used Peterbilt 379 Tractor for Sale
If you need a good workhorse around the farm, a 379 with a tractor body would be of great help. It comes equipped with the same features as all other 379 units but with a working tractor for hauling farm machinery and other vehicles.
Used Peterbilt 379 Car Carrier for Sale
The 379 is one of the most durable trucks available which is why it is no surprise that it can also come as a car carrier. It is designed to efficiently transport passenger vehicles.
Used Peterbilt 379 Dump Truck for Sale
Truck drivers who need a dump truck can also get a 379. This is a good unit to own for taking dumps for construction. The open-box bed can be tipped for hauling while the cab still shares all of the within reach convenience other body types enjoy.
Used Peterbilt 379 Vacuum/Sewer Truck for Sale
Having a reliable system in place is important for a vacuum or sewer truck to work efficiently. The 379’s system makes it possible to conveniently suck sludges, liquids, slurries, and other things from the ground to the tank attached at the back of the truck.
About Truck Market
Truck Market has been in the business of selling used trucks for several decades. Today, it has a wide inventory of used Peterbilt 379 for sale for truck drivers and operators to choose from. Aside from Peterbilts, there are other brands Truck Market also offers other brands and configurations that meet the needs and preferences of users and operators.