Lumberman* Theodore Peterman always felt that the logging industry needed a better and a heavier truck to move logs from the forests to the sawmill's since the traditional methods of transporting logs using rivers, farm tractors, etc, were slow. This requirement made him begin his truck firm called Peterbilt, that used discarded trucks from the military in to powerful transport machines.
One of the trucks, he built was a model called 282 which was the first COE (Cab-over Engine) Peterbilt with a tilting cab and offering panoramic view. After an internal office competition, a new model with more better features and labelled 352 was nicknamed Pacemaker.
This model became such a hit that it became the industry standard. Peterbilt offered Pacemakers with a wide range of cabin sizes ranging from 4.5 feet upto 9 feet.
This truck model also featured in the 1982 television series called Knight Rider.
* lumberman is someone in North America who cuts trees into logs and transports them to a sawmill.
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