1984 Peterbilt Tractor

Description
This Peterbilt single-sleeper tractor was owned by Werner Enterprises, a national freight carrier founded in 1956. As high speed, limited access highways were built, demand to move small goods created opportunities for trucking companies and truck builders. Tractor-trailers replaced freight trains for many types of products. Peterbilt began making log and lumber trucks in the late 1930s and was known for tailoring its custom designed trucks to the needs of truckers. Peterbilt also pioneered the use of aluminum, which allowed greater cargo weight within legal limits. Model 359, one of Peterbilt’s workhorses, was manufactured from 1967 to 1987.
Object Name
tractor
date made
1984
used date
1984-1987
maker
Peterbilt Motors Company
Measurements
overall: 12 1/4 ft x 8 ft x 25 1/16 ft; 3.7338 m x 2.4384 m x 7.64438 m
ID Number
2003.0008.01
accession number
2003.0008
catalog number
2003.0008.01
subject
Road Transportation
Transportation
Work
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Exhibition
America on the Move
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Werner Enterprises, Inc.

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