Jerry Recycled Batteries, also known as Peterbilt, is a minor character that debuted in Cars. He is the transporter for products of the company "Recycled Batteries". He was voiced by late Pixar animator and Cars co-director Joe Ranft.
In Cars, when Lightning McQueen wakes up in the middle of the highway after falling out of Mack's trailer, Lightning attempts to find Mack, and notices a truck turning on one of the exits. Lightning, believing this Mack, starts racing toward the hauler, only to discover that it's actually Jerry. The Peterbilt scolds Lightning for mistaking him for a Mack truck and insults him, and grumpily drives off.
Jerry is a large 1981 Peterbilt 362, a model that is based on a Cabover Engine Peterbilt 352. Although he is rather rusty, his maroon color is still visible, which is present on both him and his trailer. On his cap and trailer doors are pictures of recycled batteries. He has a grey bumper and rims.
Personality and traits
Jerry is grumpy and temperamental, and gets angry easy, especially when others mistake him for a Mack truck.
- Jerry is Joe Ranft's final speaking part for Pixar before his death, since Red did not have any dialogue in the film except for crying noises.
- The designs on his trailer were designed by John Lasseter's son.
- In Heavy Metal Mater, his Recycled Batteries hat has a white background.