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May 28, 2015

Peterbilt Highlights Technology Transformation

Two decades ago, Peterbilt was primarily known for its classic truck designs that appealed to owner-operators and small fleets. But as it showed reporters during its Technology Showcase Thursday at its plant in Denton, Texas, it has reinvented itself as a company on top of the latest technology and fuel economy.

April 28, 2015

Peterbilt, Kenworth Trucks Recalled Over Cruise Control Problem

Paccar is recalling 443 model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks for a problem with the cruise control decrease button, according to the NHTSA.

April 23, 2015

Peterbilt’s SmartLinq Shows Fleet Health in Real-Time

Peterbilt’s SmartLinq remote diagnostics system provides customers with real-time fleet health information to alert fleet managers to vehicle problems and help them manage service.

April 21, 2015

Paccar Increases First Quarter Profit 38%

Paccar Inc. reported first quarter earnings of $378.4 million, a 38% gain from the same time a year ago, while net sales and financial services revenue increased 10% to $4.83 billion.

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.

April 2, 2015

Peterbilt, Paccar Offer New Truck Warranties

Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.

April 1, 2015

Raven Transport Adds 115 LNG Trucks

Raven Transport will add 115 Peterbilt Model 579 heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its fleet to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced.

March 30, 2015

OEMs Partner with PeopleNet and Omnitracs

PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.

March 25, 2015

Peterbilt Highlights Efficiency with 579 Epiq

During its presentation at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt reported up to a 14% improvement in fuel efficiency reached with its Model 579 Epiq.

March 9, 2015

Peterbilt Model 567 Available with All-Wheel Drive

The Peterbilt Model 567 is available with an all-wheel drive option designed for off-road use in tough to severe conditions, the company recently announced.

February 26, 2015

Rapid Check Speeds Up Diagnostic Process

Peterbilt launched the Rapid Check service program to provide diagnostics and an estimate of repairs in two hours or less.

February 24, 2015

Peterbilt to Expand Denton Production Facility

Peterbilt has plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas after the Denton City Council approved an eight-year, 70% tax abatement for the facility's production.

February 9, 2015

Peterbilt Gives Out Dealer Awards at Annual Meeting

Peterbilt gave out several awards to affiliated dealers at the company’s annual Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The two-day business meeting also included presentations and sessions covering industry topics.

February 3, 2015

Peterbilt Launches Set-Forward-Axle Version of Model 567

LAS VEGAS -- Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle configuration of the vocational Model 567, made for mixer and other weight-conscious applications.

January 30, 2015

Paccar Profit Passes $1.3 Billion Mark

The truck and engine manufacturer Paccar Inc. on Friday reported record annual revenues of $18.99 billion and net income of $1.36 billion for 2014.

December 23, 2014

Peterbilt’s 2015 Calendar For Sale Now

Peterbilt’s 2015 Calendar is now on sale featuring photos of several of the company’s medium and heavy duty trucks as well as informative photos and facts to compliment the main image for the month.

December 15, 2014

2014 Class 8 Update

We take a look at the current and upcoming models from Class 8 manufacturers.

December 15, 2014

Class 8 Update: As Economy Builds, Almost Everybody’s Buying

Builders report order upswings of 20% and more, along with gains for proprietary diesels and automated transmissions.

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