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The Grand Theft Auto III rendition of the Linerunner (Rear quarter view).

The Linerunner is a semi-truck featured in:

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

It is the only vehicle of it's type in all of the games, except in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, where it is supplemented by two other semi-trucks.





The Linerunner is design as a typical American standard cab-styled semi truck with an extended drivers' cab quarter. The truck remained largely similar throughout its appearances, with the exception of the radiator grill design, among other minor cosmetic changes. The name sounds like a parody of Freightliner, and its design resembles a Kenworth W900L with a shorter pointed grille in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the grille is taller and flattened in the subsequent games.


The Linerunner's performance is what would be expected for a vehicle of it's size and weight, it's slow to accelerate and hard to maneuver in tight spaces, but once it gets going it has a decent top speed. Disappointingly, though, it's not quite as strong as it's intimidating appearance and size would suggest, and it gets knocked around by other vehicles surprisingly easily. The Linerunner's handling is fairly steady, but if the player does manage to roll it over it's very difficult to get it back onto it's wheels, due to it's height.

Along with the Tanker and Roadtrain, the Linerunner in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas can be connected to a trailer in order to haul cargo, and is used in the Trucking missions; with the presence of two new semi-trucks in GTA San Andreas, the Linerunner is also revealed to be the slowest and least powerful semi-truck of the three.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, it can be easily driven and balanced on only one side, making it the easiest vehicle to get a two-wheel bonus in.



GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

  • Callahan Point, Portland Island
  • Atlantic Quays, Portland Island

GTA Vice City Stories

See also

This article uses material from the "Linerunner" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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