The performance is average and the acceleration is rather slow. The truck has, however, a considerable good top speed even if it is the slowest tractor trailer in Grand Theft Auto V.
Its large V8  engine can maintain an average speed, but gear change is among the slowest in the class. The weight of the truck doesn't support how slow the truck is however, other factors such as its front weight and flat nose design force the truck to slow down. With no weight distribution at all, and no AWD drive train, the truck isn't a good pick for off-roading, speeding or crashing, leaving its only purpose as a road vehicle.
GTA V Overview
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
(mph / km/h)
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)
|n/a||115 / 185 (handling.dat)||
9000 / 19842 (handling.dat)
|9.0 Seconds||85 / 136||
(rear 4) Inline-6 [ ]
RWD (rear 4)
Mass cannot be observed.
- The Hauler can be found either with or without a wind deflector on its roof.
- The Packer in GTA IV seems to share the main body design as the Hauler.
- Frequently found driving on the Great Ocean Highway in Paleto Bay.
- Frequently found driving around the Port of Los Santos.
- Found on the side of the northeastern highway on the foot of Mount Chiliad.
- Featured during the mission Scouting the Port.
- Spawns at the Harmony Truck Stop on Joshua Road in Harmony, Blaine County.
- Like most large trucks in the game, shooting one of the gas tanks on the side may cause the vehicle to start fire and/or explode.
- The default radio stations for the Hauler are Los Santos Rock Radio, Vinewood Boulevard Radio and Radio Mirror Park.
- Rarely, Haulers may spawn with either black or gasoline green paint.
- During the night cycle, the front axle texture becomes brighter, white in colour compared to the other axle textures (Most common in online multiplayer).
- It's the first flat-nose cab semi in the entire series.
- The horn has been changed for the enhanced version, it can now have a number of different horns, randomly selected once entered.