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October 18, 2016

Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration

The Class 3-7 medium-duty truck market has been stable and healthy so far in 2016 and it is expected that all segments will show consistent growth going forward.

October 17, 2016

Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times

Production cutbacks should reduce heavy truck inventories, but are fleets waiting for new, more fuel-efficient models to appear? From our October issue.

October 17, 2016

Kenworth, Peterbilt Return to MATS for 2017

After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.

October 3, 2016

Starter Made for Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 Engines

Prestolite Electric’s Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems brand is offering a new in-line gear reduction starter motor called the M110608 for Paccar’s MX-11 and MX-13 engines.

October 3, 2016

SmartLinq Updates Include Improvements to Repair Management

Peterbilt introduced new technology improvements to its SmartLinq remote diagnostics platform, adding reasoning engine technology and SmartLinq Service Management.

October 2, 2016

Peterbilt Adds Fuel-Efficient Day Cab

LAS VEGAS — Peterbilt has added a day cab version of its aerodynamic, fuel efficient Model 579 Epiq day cab, aimed at fuel-conscious day-cab fleet customers in regional, tanker and bulk haul applications.

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 31, 2016

Volvo Group Outlines SuperTruck II Plans

Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.

August 30, 2016

Peterbilt Offers Cummins Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.

August 23, 2016

Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage Evokes 'Large Cars'

Peterbilt Motors’ Model 567 Heritage combines a rugged-looking vocational truck with special exterior and interior trim that harkens back to the company’s West Coast origins and days of the “large car.”

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.

July 20, 2016

Fitzgerald Glider Kits Acquires Two Peterbilt Dealerships

Fitzgerald Glider Kits has finalized the purchase of two Peterbilt dealerships in the southwest region of Virginia, formerly known by the name Performance Peterbilt of Bristol.

June 23, 2016

Focus On... Peterbilt 567 Heritage [Video]

Sometimes a trim package is enough to constitute an almost-new model. So it is with the Heritage version of Peterbilt's vocational 567, as Tom Berg reports in the latest Focus On video. 

June 13, 2016

Peterbilt's Heritage 567 Gleams, Evokes Past

Peterbilt is offering a specially trimmed version of its vocational Model 567 with lots of bright metal and a poshly outfitted interior. Senior Editor Tom Berg got a sneak peak and has these photos.

May 26, 2016

Peterbilt Unveils Model 520 for Refuse Fleets

Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

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.

April 26, 2016

Earnings Watch: Paccar Loss; Allison Profit Falls

A European price-fixing investigation led to a first-quarter loss for truck and engine maker Paccar, while Allison Transmission reported lower numbers.

March 28, 2016

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) expanded with a third location in Exton, Pa. Approximately 100 students graduate from PTI each year.

March 7, 2016

Peterbilt Begins Denton Plant Expansion

Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000-square-foot expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas.

February 26, 2016

The Pete Store Makes Big Push Into New England

The Pete Store has purchased Peterbilt franchise rights for a significant portion of the state of Massachusetts.



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