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Like a cinder block to the jaw or an impending meteor strike, the blank stare of the Hauler Custom speaks the universal language of pitiless strength.
Warstock Cache & Carry, MOC cab description.

The JoBuilt Hauler Custom is an armored semi-truck featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Gunrunning update.


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The Hauler Custom is heavily based on Goliath (a modified Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker) from the 1982 TV series Knight Rider, seen in the overall shape and the front grille guard. It also takes design cues from the UniSol truck used in the 1992 film Universal Soldier, mainly for the barred windows, sloped roof and ridged details on the sides.

The Hauler Custom is a customizable variant of the Hauler, which retains the general layout from the regular version. However, it features a large razor-sharp grille guard that sports numerous spikes along the bottom, a criss-cross designed grille shield and bolts around the sides attaching it to the bodywork, while the actual front of the truck is more of less identical to the Hauler, only with smaller headlights and no turning signals.

The cabin of the truck is longer in appearance and features various storage compartments on the rearmost sides, as well as ladder-style steps and grab handles for access. On the upper area, the windows are protected by black horizontal frames, while ridged details can be seen next to the door windows. The roof has a sloped air deflector with open sections on the front, and two circular auxiliary lamps (though they do not function).

The rear section is largely the same as the Hauler and many industrial trucks, having the corresponding fifth-wheel, large fuel tanks on the sides, curved mudguards in front of the rear wheels and the same square-shaped rear end, with the license plate on the center and the mudflaps on the outer sides. The Hauler Custom shares the tail light arrangement with the Hauler, the Packer and the Phantom, including reverse lights, main lights and brake lights. Like many other cars and trucks in GTA V, the turning signals are part of the rear lights, therefore appearing to be slightly orange. Behind the cabin, there is the same upper ridged details as on the sides, as well as the large exhaust stacks.

The primary color of the truck is applied on the cabin, the fuel tanks and the front mudguards of the rear section, while the secondary color is applied on the supports of the window bars, the side steps and grab handles, the support frames of the rear-view mirrors, the upper frames on the sides of the cabin, the handles of the storage compartments, the outer details of the exhaust heat shields, the straps of the fuel tanks and the rear end. It uses the same wheel design as the Hauler and many industrial vehicles, but has spiked details in place of the regular bolt details.

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The Hauler Custom is vastly quicker than most of the vehicles in the commercial class. It has great acceleration, comparable to that of the Phantom Wedge, being able to go from a standstill to approaching top speed very quickly. However, the truck lacks traction on the back wheels, making the truck drift around corners and sometimes struggling to push other cars. This is also a problem when attempting to take the truck off road, as the truck will wheelspin if the terrain is too steep. The brakes of the vehicle are somewhat lacking compared to other performance stats, requiring long distances before stopping the vehicle completely. When going on a downhill, the truck may take too much distance to stop, therefore it is advised to take great care when going downhill with the Mobile Operations Center attached.

Overall, it performs similarly to the Phantom Custom, but has better steering capabilities due to the short wheelbase, at the cost of having limited traction and pushing capabilities. Due to the barred windows, the occupants are unable to use thrown weapons, such as Sticky Bombs and Proximity Mines.

The Hauler Custom has no visible engine model due to its cab-over body design. The engine sound is very different from other trucks, being a low-revving diesel engine also shared with the Phantom Custom.


As with the Phantom Custom, the vehicle is incredibly durable, able to take multiple explosions before being destroyed. The cabin also offers limited protection to the occupants thanks to its bullet-resistant windows, which can withstand up to 15 rounds from most firearms before being shattered. The truck also has a strong body, meaning it can withstand several collisions with virtually no deformation.

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The Hauler Custom can take the following:

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A RWD 11000 / 24251 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 24-valved Supercharged (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A 5 FR (rear 4) RWD (rear 4) Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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The Hauler Custom can only be modified at a bunker vehicle workshop, along with the Mobile Operations Center.

Category Modification Cost
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels* Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
* Vehicle is limited to Bulletproof Tires and Tire Smokes.

When purchased, the Hauler Custom comes painted in the following colors by default:

Applied Colors
Primary Color Secondary Color Pearlescent Wheel Color Trim Color Dial Color
Metallic Black Metallic Black Metallic Black Metallic Black Metallic Black

Image Gallery

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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  • The Hauler Custom appears in the fifth Mobile Operations mission, Cover Blown, used to tow the fully-upgraded Mobile Operations Center to avoid being destroyed by Merryweather. Two more also appear alongside friendlies who are waiting in the drop off point.
  • An enemy Hauler Custom appears as the third and final target during the eighth and final Mobile Operations mission Work Dispute.


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