Model 579

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October 4, 2017

Peterbilt, Kenworth Offer Eaton’s 12-Speed Endurant Transmission

Eaton’s recently released 12-Speed Endurant automated transmission, developed in a joint venture with Cummins, will be offered on major truck models from both Peterbilt and Kenworth.

August 23, 2017

Peterbilt Pairs Column-Mounted Shifter with Paccar Automated Transmission

Peterbilt has announced that its ergonomically designed column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on Model 579 and 567 trucks equipped with the new Paccar Automated Transmission.

May 8, 2017

Peterbilt Offers Aero Wheel Covers on Model 579

RealWheels' Twist & Lock Aero Covers with Windows are now available as an option on Peterbilt’s Model 579 tractors.

March 24, 2017

Peterbilt’s Chassis Routings Improve Serviceability

Peterbilt has implemented newly engineered routings in all configurations of the Models 579 and 567 as well as in the Model 389 to enhance serviceability across product lines.

March 24, 2017

Peterbilt Model 579 Updates Aimed at Fuel Economy

Peterbilt has made changes to the Model 579 Epiq package that it says deliver an 8% fuel economy improvement for the 2018 model year.

November 8, 2016

Pit Tests Fuel Economy With U.S. Xpress [Photos]

The Pit Group is working with U.S. Xpress to test and verify emerging powertrain, fuel efficiency, and safety technology, as well as trucking-specific best practices both in the shop and in the cab. Photos: Jack Roberts

September 22, 2016

Peterbilt Expands Sleeper Heater Availability

Peterbilt has announced that its no-idle fuel-fired heater is now available for Model 579s and 567s equipped with 44-inch sleepers.

August 22, 2016

Peterbilt Offers Lighter Steer Axle/Suspension, Safety Tech on 579 and 567

Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.

May 11, 2016

Configure Model 579 With Peterbilt’s iPad App

Peterbilt has released a free iPad app that allows customers to build and configure a Model 579, choosing specs, colors and other options.

February 2, 2016

TMC Transport Buying 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s

Iowa-based flatbed carrier TMC Transportation has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s as part of a multi-year agreement.

December 3, 2015

Peterbilt’s 58-inch Sleeper Enters Production

Peterbilt’s lightweight 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s flagship aerodynamic Model 579 and vocational Model 567.

June 30, 2015

Peterbilt’s 58-inch Sleeper Available for Order

Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper option for short- and regional-haul applications is now available through the company’s dealer network.

April 20, 2015

Predictive Cruise Control Available on Model 579 and 567

Peterbilt's Predictive Cruise technology integrates powertrain, cruise control and satellite mapping to improve fuel efficiency based driving conditions.

April 9, 2015

Peterbilt Adds LNG Versions of Model 579 and 567

Peterbilt recently introduced its Model 579 and 567 in liquefied natural gas powered configurations, expanding the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles. Production is scheduled to begin in June.

April 9, 2015

Peterbilt Adds 58-Inch Sleeper for Model 579

Peterbilt has introduced a 58-inch sleeper for its Model 579 in both low- and mid-roof configurations for weight conscious short- and regional-haul operations.

June 10, 2014

TPMS for Models 567, 579

The TPMS system monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on the vehicle in real time and will warn the operator of potential problems.

January 31, 2013

Dupre Logistics Inks First Lease Deal for Peterbilt Model 579

Dupre will take on 10 Model 579s from PacLease's company store in Fort Worth.

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