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Replacing the "359" in 1987, it remained in production until March 2007 with the last 1,000 379s called the "Legacy Class 379".
Throughout production, the 379 came loaded with some of the most powerful high-torque inline 6-cylinder turbo-diesel engines offered in on-highway vehicles. These engines included the Caterpillar C-11, C-12, C-13, C-15, C-16 and the 3406-(B,C,E,P and EWS), Cummins the "big cam" NTC, N-14, ISM, ISX, Signature 600, and Detroit Diesel 60 series and 90 series.
Peterbilt 379 interior 2000-2007
In popular media
Other popular culture
- A Peterbilt 379 is owned by British boxer Chris Eubank, and has the registration plate of 1 KO
- A Peterbilt 379 appeared in the movie Joy Ride :2 Dead Ahead and Joy Ride :3 Dead Ahead.
- A Peterbilt 379 appeared in the climactic truck-heist scene in The Fast and the Furious (2001 film)