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18th Jul '16 2:49:21 PM Geoduck
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* The truck from ''Film/{{Duel}}'' is a humongous (compared to the Plymouth Valiant it's chasing) 1955 "Needlenose" Peterbilt 281, CoveredInGunge, [[BattleTrophy with license plates hanging from its front grill]].

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* The truck from ''Film/{{Duel}}'' is a humongous (compared to the Plymouth Valiant it's chasing) 1955 "Needlenose" Peterbilt 281, CoveredInGunge, [[BattleTrophy [[CreepySouvenir with license plates hanging from its front grill]].
10th Jul '16 6:00:14 AM DarthWalrus
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* While gun artillery has moved on to [[TanksButNoTanks tank-like]] armored vehicles, rocket and missile artillery is still very clearly truck-like. Take, for example, the [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/MLRS_05.jpg M270 MLRS]], which looks for all the world like an weaponized, tracked dump truck.
23rd May '16 8:03:57 PM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's [[PuttheLaughterinSlaughter semitruck]] from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's [[PuttheLaughterinSlaughter semitruck]] from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
17th Apr '16 6:23:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime.]] Tractor trailers would become a mainstay after that, and Optimus would appear as other kinds of vehicles ([[WesternAnimation/BeastWars and animals!]]), but [[TropeCodifier there's a very good reason he's most associated with a truck.]]
** The Decepticons had an equivalent in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]] who also turned into a rig, {{Motormaster}}, the leader of the Stunticons and the core component of the Decepticon gestalt, Menasor. He was ''incredibly'' tough, but in one episode he dared try to face Optimus Prime in a head-on-head collision; it was a CurbStompBattle with the villain on the curb.

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* [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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Optimus Prime.]] Prime, plain and simple. Tractor trailers would become a mainstay after that, and Optimus would appear as other kinds of vehicles ([[WesternAnimation/BeastWars and animals!]]), but [[TropeCodifier there's a very good reason he's most associated with a truck.]]
** The Decepticons had an equivalent in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]] who also turned into a rig, {{Motormaster}}, Motor Master, the leader of the Stunticons and the core component of the Decepticon gestalt, Menasor. He was ''incredibly'' tough, but in one episode he dared try to face Optimus Prime in a head-on-head collision; it was a CurbStompBattle with the villain on the curb.
15th Apr '16 7:55:29 AM igordebraga
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** In the first three films, Optimus Prime has a Peterbilt 379 vehicle mode. Unlike most of his animated appearances, his vehicle mode is a conventional truck (with the engine ahead of the driver). In ''[[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Age of Extinction]]'', because he's on the run from his former human allies he has adopted a rusted old Marmon 97 cab-over design more reminiscent of his classic look. When he decides to stop hiding and [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]] he scans a Western Star 4900 Phantom Custom and applies his red-on-blue HotPaintJob to it.

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** In the first three films, Optimus Prime has a Peterbilt 379 vehicle mode. Unlike most of his animated appearances, his vehicle mode is a conventional truck (with the engine ahead of the driver).driver), and doesn't have a trailer for most movies. In ''[[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Age of Extinction]]'', because he's on the run from his former human allies he has adopted a rusted old Marmon 97 cab-over design more reminiscent of his classic look. When he decides to stop hiding and [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]] he scans a Western Star 4900 Phantom Custom and applies his red-on-blue HotPaintJob to it.
19th Mar '16 10:25:35 PM karategal
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* SpiderMan once fought a trucker who fancied himself a crime fighter named Razorback (who was rather incompetent and had a pretty dumb-looking cowl that looked like a boar's head; the story was written back when CB radios were becoming a fad for motorists other than truckers). Having said that, the modified rig he drove - which he named "The Big Pig" -- was kind of cool; he could even drive it using a remote control.



* SpiderMan once fought a trucker who fancied himself a crime fighter named Razorback (who was rather incompetent and had a pretty dumb-looking cowl that looked like a boar's head; the story was written back when CB radios were becoming a fad for motorists other than truckers). Having said that, the modified rig he drove - which he named "The Big Pig" - was kind of cool; he could even drive it using a remote control.

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* SpiderMan once fought a trucker who fancied himself a crime fighter named Razorback (who was rather incompetent and had a pretty dumb-looking cowl that looked like a boar's head; the story was written back when CB radios were becoming a fad for motorists other than truckers). Having said that, the modified rig he drove - which he named "The Big Pig" - was kind of cool; he could even drive it using a remote control.



* Billy from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopII'' steals a truck in pursuit of a suspect.
* Jack Burton's truck in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''.
* Mack from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' is a rare benign version. The only thing fearful about him is when he nods off to sleep ''while in motion''.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's [[PuttheLaughterinSlaughter semitruck]] from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.



* The [[WeaponizedCar Dreadnought]] from ''Film/DeathRace'' The third movie has the hilariously huge trucks driven by Joker and Nero, which, respectively, have a tank turret and an anti-air cannon for weapons.



* ''Film/MaximumOverdrive''. [[HarsherInHindsight Weren't these from before Stephen King's car accident, though?]]



* Mack from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' is a rare benign version. The only thing fearful about him is when he nods off to sleep ''while in motion''.
* The [[WeaponizedCar Dreadnought]] from ''Film/DeathRace'' The third movie has the hilariously huge trucks driven by Joker and Nero, which, respectively, have a tank turret and an anti-air cannon for weapons.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's [[PuttheLaughterinSlaughter semitruck]] from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.



* Jack Burton's truck in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''.

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* Jack Burton's truck in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''.''Film/MaximumOverdrive''. [[HarsherInHindsight Weren't these from before Stephen King's car accident, though?]]



* Billy from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopII'' steals a truck in pursuit of a suspect.

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* Billy from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopII'' steals a truck in pursuit of a suspect.



* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._J._and_the_Bear B.J. and the Bear]]''. B.J. (Billie Joe) [=McKay=] drove a big rig truck. His sidekick was a chimpanzee named "Bear".
* A late '80s action series called ''The Highwayman'' involved frontier lawmen traveling the roads in big black rigs. The lead character's cab even turned into a helicopter.
* The original ''Series/KnightRider'' had one for a mobile base-cum-garage. Also, in a couple of episodes, KITT's EvilCounterpart Goliath.



* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._J._and_the_Bear B.J. and the Bear]]''. B.J. (Billie Joe) [=McKay=] drove a big rig truck. His sidekick was a chimpanzee named "Bear".
* A late '80s action series called ''The Highwayman'' involved frontier lawmen traveling the roads in big black rigs. The lead character's cab even turned into a helicopter.
* The original ''Series/KnightRider'' had one for a mobile base-cum-garage. Also, in a couple of episodes, KITT's EvilCounterpart Goliath.



* It is quite possible to create one of these on ''TabletopGame/CarWars''. One of the game's factions, the "Brotherhood Of Truckers", drives ''nothing'' but these... and you ''really'' don't want to piss them off enough to have them gang up on you.



* It is quite possible to create one of these on ''TabletopGame/CarWars''. One of the game's factions, the "Brotherhood Of Truckers", drives ''nothing'' but these... and you ''really'' don't want to piss them off enough to have them gang up on you..

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* It is quite possible to create one of these on ''TabletopGame/CarWars''. One of the game's factions, the "Brotherhood Of Truckers", drives ''nothing'' but these... and you ''really'' don't want to piss them off enough to have them gang up on you..



* ''American Truck'' (one of Creator/TelenetJapan's earliest games). Driving an 18-wheeler makes it easy to run other cars off the road.



* ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'' features a realistic take on driving these. Real-life cab-over models from Volvo, Renault, and other manufacturers are available, as well as several BlandNameProduct trucks. {{Game Mod}}s can add bigger and more badass trucks, such as American-style 18-wheelers. These American trucks are the focus of the obviously titled ''Videogame/AmericanTruckSimulator''.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'', Mayor Zao of Shang Mu transports his ENTIRE ARMY in one of these things. It's essentially a train, an absolutely massive truck pulling probably upwards of twenty cars all packed to the brim with troops.



* Convoy from ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' drives a large yellow Mack truck. The sequel gives him the ability to attach a trailer to the back of it, [[HubcapHovercraft turn the wheels into jet engines]] or skis.

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* Convoy from ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' drives a large yellow Mack truck. [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove The lesser known]] PC {{Vehicular Combat}}/{{Role Playing Game}} ''VideoGame/HardTruckApocalypse'' (known as ''[[MarketBasedTitle Ex Machina]]'' in Russia) and it's expansion. You start off with a rather plain truck with a machine gun but as you go along you can buy new trucks and upgrades. Heavily modified trucks tend to end up as pint-sized ''[[MilitaryMashupMachine land battleships]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQlrg50EptY&feature=related Like this one]].
* ''Videogame/PlanetSide'' and the
sequel gives him have the [[http://wiki.planetsidesyndicate.com/images/thumb/5/5b/LeviathanFront.jpg/750px-LeviathanFront.jpg Sunderer]] APC, more popularly known as the [[FanNickname bang bus]]. The original Sunderer is absolutely huge, being almost two stories tall, with half a dozen manned turrets and the ability to attach carry around two [[PoweredArmor MAX suits]]. A patch later gave it a trailer cattle-catcher to the back of it, [[HubcapHovercraft front. The sequel's is slightly smaller than the original, and takes a hit to adaptability (it only carries two turrets, though they are much more dangerous on their own) in exchange for being able to [[BaseOnWheels deploy to activate a mobile spawnpoint]], breach forcefield gates, and [[CarFu crush smaller vehicles by ramming them]]. The Sunderer doesn't look ''too'' truck-y by default, but players can [[RevenueEnhancingDevices buy developer and player-designed cosmetics]] such as smoke stacks, custom wheels, cattle catchers, and alternate front and rear ends.
* The GUN Truck from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. [[AdvancingWallOfDoom It's big enough to fill a whole street]], [[DrivesLikeCrazy agile enough to make a hard left or right
turn the wheels into jet engines]] or skis.at said size]], and [[LightningBruiser fast enough to keep up with]] ''[[SuperSpeed Sonic]]''. The truck gets turned UpToEleven in VideoGame/SonicGenerations; there, it has rockets for added mobility (including driving along walls), it's constantly [[MookMaker dispensing GUN robot troops]], and it has three [[ChainsawGood gigantic buzzsaws]] that it tries to puree you with. Apparently, collateral damage is insignificant when you're trying to get revenge on a hedgehog who outsmarted you 10 years ago.



* ''Videogame/PlanetSide'' and the sequel have the [[http://wiki.planetsidesyndicate.com/images/thumb/5/5b/LeviathanFront.jpg/750px-LeviathanFront.jpg Sunderer]] APC, more popularly known as the [[FanNickname bang bus]]. The original Sunderer is absolutely huge, being almost two stories tall, with half a dozen manned turrets and the ability to carry around two [[PoweredArmor MAX suits]]. A patch later gave it a cattle-catcher to the front. The sequel's is slightly smaller than the original, and takes a hit to adaptability (it only carries two turrets, though they are much more dangerous on their own) in exchange for being able to [[BaseOnWheels deploy to activate a mobile spawnpoint]], breach forcefield gates, and [[CarFu crush smaller vehicles by ramming them]]. The Sunderer doesn't look ''too'' truck-y by default, but players can [[RevenueEnhancingDevices buy developer and player-designed cosmetics]] such as smoke stacks, custom wheels, cattle catchers, and alternate front and rear ends.
* [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove The lesser known]] PC {{Vehicular Combat}}/{{Role Playing Game}} ''VideoGame/HardTruckApocalypse'' (known as ''[[MarketBasedTitle Ex Machina]]'' in Russia) and it's expansion. You start off with a rather plain truck with a machine gun but as you go along you can buy new trucks and upgrades. Heavily modified trucks tend to end up as pint-sized ''[[MilitaryMashupMachine land battleships]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQlrg50EptY&feature=related Like this one]]
* ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'' features a realistic take on driving these. Real-life cab-over models from Volvo, Renault, and other manufacturers are available, as well as several BlandNameProduct trucks. {{Game Mod}}s can add bigger and more badass trucks, such as American-style 18-wheelers. These American trucks are the focus of the obviously titled ''Videogame/AmericanTruckSimulator''
* ''American Truck'' (one of Creator/TelenetJapan's earliest games). Driving an 18-wheeler makes it easy to run other cars off the road.
* The GUN Truck from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. [[AdvancingWallOfDoom It's big enough to fill a whole street]], [[DrivesLikeCrazy agile enough to make a hard left or right turn at said size]], and [[LightningBruiser fast enough to keep up with]] ''[[SuperSpeed Sonic]]''. The truck gets turned UpToEleven in VideoGame/SonicGenerations; there, it has rockets for added mobility (including driving along walls), it's constantly [[MookMaker dispensing GUN robot troops]], and it has three [[ChainsawGood gigantic buzzsaws]] that it tries to puree you with. Apparently, collateral damage is insignificant when you're trying to get revenge on a hedgehog who outsmarted you 10 years ago.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'', Mayor Zao of Shang Mu transports his ENTIRE ARMY in one of these things. It's essentially a train, an absolutely massive truck pulling probably upwards of twenty cars all packed to the brim with troops.

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* ''Videogame/PlanetSide'' and the Convoy from ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' drives a large yellow Mack truck. The sequel have the [[http://wiki.planetsidesyndicate.com/images/thumb/5/5b/LeviathanFront.jpg/750px-LeviathanFront.jpg Sunderer]] APC, more popularly known as the [[FanNickname bang bus]]. The original Sunderer is absolutely huge, being almost two stories tall, with half a dozen manned turrets and gives him the ability to carry around two [[PoweredArmor MAX suits]]. A patch later gave it attach a cattle-catcher trailer to the front. The sequel's is slightly smaller than the original, and takes a hit to adaptability (it only carries two turrets, though they are much more dangerous on their own) in exchange for being able to [[BaseOnWheels deploy to activate a mobile spawnpoint]], breach forcefield gates, and [[CarFu crush smaller vehicles by ramming them]]. The Sunderer doesn't look ''too'' truck-y by default, but players can [[RevenueEnhancingDevices buy developer and player-designed cosmetics]] such as smoke stacks, custom wheels, cattle catchers, and alternate front and rear ends.
* [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove The lesser known]] PC {{Vehicular Combat}}/{{Role Playing Game}} ''VideoGame/HardTruckApocalypse'' (known as ''[[MarketBasedTitle Ex Machina]]'' in Russia) and it's expansion. You start off with a rather plain truck with a machine gun but as you go along you can buy new trucks and upgrades. Heavily modified trucks tend to end up as pint-sized ''[[MilitaryMashupMachine land battleships]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQlrg50EptY&feature=related Like this one]]
* ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'' features a realistic take on driving these. Real-life cab-over models from Volvo, Renault, and other manufacturers are available, as well as several BlandNameProduct trucks. {{Game Mod}}s can add bigger and more badass trucks, such as American-style 18-wheelers. These American trucks are the focus
back of the obviously titled ''Videogame/AmericanTruckSimulator''
* ''American Truck'' (one of Creator/TelenetJapan's earliest games). Driving an 18-wheeler makes it easy to run other cars off the road.
* The GUN Truck from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. [[AdvancingWallOfDoom It's big enough to fill a whole street]], [[DrivesLikeCrazy agile enough to make a hard left or right
it, [[HubcapHovercraft turn at said size]], and [[LightningBruiser fast enough to keep up with]] ''[[SuperSpeed Sonic]]''. The truck gets turned UpToEleven in VideoGame/SonicGenerations; there, it has rockets for added mobility (including driving along walls), it's constantly [[MookMaker dispensing GUN robot troops]], and it has three [[ChainsawGood gigantic buzzsaws]] that it tries to puree you with. Apparently, collateral damage is insignificant when you're trying to get revenge on a hedgehog who outsmarted you 10 years ago.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'', Mayor Zao of Shang Mu transports his ENTIRE ARMY in one of these things. It's essentially a train, an absolutely massive truck pulling probably upwards of twenty cars all packed to
the brim with troops.
wheels into jet engines]] or skis.



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' -- Hank is going to transport a single piece of furniture long distance for his mother, and rents a full-size semi rig for the job. As he justifies his choice to his awestruck friends, Bill sighs "You don't have to explain to ''us'', Hank!"



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' - Hank is going to transport a single piece of furniture long distance for his mother, and rents a full-size semi rig for the job. As he justifies his choice to his awestruck friends, Bill sighs "You don't have to explain to ''us'', Hank!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' - Hank is going to transport a single piece of furniture long distance for his mother, and rents a full-size semi rig for the job. As he justifies his choice to his awestruck friends, Bill sighs "You don't have to explain to ''us'', Hank!"
13th Feb '16 3:19:31 PM Saber15
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* ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'' features a realistic take on driving these. Real-life models from Volvo, Renault, and other manufacturers are available, as well as several BlandNameProduct trucks. {{Game Mod}}s can add bigger and more badass trucks, such as American-style 18-wheelers.

to:

* ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'' features a realistic take on driving these. Real-life cab-over models from Volvo, Renault, and other manufacturers are available, as well as several BlandNameProduct trucks. {{Game Mod}}s can add bigger and more badass trucks, such as American-style 18-wheelers. These American trucks are the focus of the obviously titled ''Videogame/AmericanTruckSimulator''
19th Jan '16 5:10:07 PM BattleMaster
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** There was also Ultra Magnus, who was somewhat bigger than Optimus because he incorporated his trailer into his robot mode (the Japanese toy he was based on was a super-mode version of the one Optimus was based on).
28th Dec '15 12:24:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The GUN Truck from VideoGame/SonicAdventure2. [[AdvancingWallOfDoom It's big enough to fill a whole street]], [[DrivesLikeCrazy agile enough to make a hard left or right turn at said size]], and [[LightningBruiser fast enough to keep up with]] ''[[SuperSpeed Sonic]]''. The truck gets turned UpToEleven in VideoGame/SonicGenerations; there, it has rockets for added mobility (including driving along walls), it's constantly [[MookMaker dispensing GUN robot troops]], and it has three [[ChainsawGood gigantic buzzsaws]] that it tries to puree you with.

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* The GUN Truck from VideoGame/SonicAdventure2.''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. [[AdvancingWallOfDoom It's big enough to fill a whole street]], [[DrivesLikeCrazy agile enough to make a hard left or right turn at said size]], and [[LightningBruiser fast enough to keep up with]] ''[[SuperSpeed Sonic]]''. The truck gets turned UpToEleven in VideoGame/SonicGenerations; there, it has rockets for added mobility (including driving along walls), it's constantly [[MookMaker dispensing GUN robot troops]], and it has three [[ChainsawGood gigantic buzzsaws]] that it tries to puree you with. Apparently, collateral damage is insignificant when you're trying to get revenge on a hedgehog who outsmarted you 10 years ago.
21st Oct '15 1:44:23 PM CountDorku
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** The War Rigs from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. The one used by our heroes has two massive supercharged V8s up front, the back half of a vintage sedan stuck on the back of the cab for passengers and two defensive nests made from other cars on top of the tanker trailer. The Gas Town rig has an entire 70s Mercedes limo as it's cab. Several other equally huge and equally ''awesome'' vehicles are present but either not technically big trucks (The Gigahorse is more a monster truck, the Doof Wagon's truck portion is much smaller) or quite prominent enough to count (the car carrier occasionally panned across but never seen doing anything significant).

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** The War Rigs from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. The one used by our heroes has two massive supercharged V8s up front, the back half of a vintage sedan stuck on the back of the cab for passengers and two defensive nests made from other cars on top of the tanker trailer. The Gas Town rig has an entire 70s Mercedes limo as it's cab.its cab, and a ''functioning mini-refinery'' on the back to allow it to refuel other cars on the road. Several other equally huge and equally ''awesome'' vehicles are present but either not technically big trucks (The Gigahorse is more a monster truck, the Doof Wagon's truck portion is much smaller) or quite prominent enough to count (the car carrier occasionally panned across but never seen doing anything significant).
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