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October 27, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck Technology Imitates Life

The SuperTruck's Road Load Managment System acts like a more intelligent cruise control that reads the terrain and adjusts the truck's speed to optimize fuel efficiency on tough hills while increasing speed in other areas. The time to destination stays the same, but fuel economy is improved. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains the system in this Ultimate Test Drive video. 

View Part 1 here.  View Part 2 here.

October 23, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck's Finer Points

We go underneath the hood and between the rails to find out what makes the Peterbilt/Cummins SuperTruck so efficient – 86% more efficient, to be precise. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this Ultimate Test Drive video. 

View Part 1 here. 

October 20, 2014

Optional Package Adds Frame Rail Space to Peterbilt 220

The Peterbilt Model 220 has a new optional clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space over the previous clear frame rail package.

October 20, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck An Overview

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck is a vehicle built for fuel efficiency. With clever aerodynamic additions and new technologies, the goal of the project was to create a truck that would provide a 50% improvement in efficiency. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us an overview.

 

October 17, 2014

2015 Medium-Duty Trucks: The Vehicles and Trends to Look For

Medium-duty is the trucking industry's largest segment encompassing a wide variety of jobs from carrying tools and materials to construction sites to delivering food to stores. We take a look at the latest medium-duty offerings and highlight the 2015 models while manufacturers weigh in on industry trends and issues.

October 2, 2014

Dana Spicer Axle Now Compatible With Peterbilt Trucks

The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem driver axle is now available for all of Peterbilt’s heavy-duty truck models, the truck maker has announced.

September 25, 2014

Peterbilt Trucks with Anti-Theft System Need a Code to Start

Peterbilt’s new anti-theft system for Model 579 and 567 trucks uses a passcode to protect vehicles from being stolen.

September 22, 2014

More Than 63,000 Fleetguard Fuel Filters Recalled

Cummins Filtration is recalling more than 63,000 fuel filters due to the possibility they could fail. The filters were distributed in both the aftermarket and on certain Cummins engines manufactured earlier this year.

September 18, 2014

Quick Spin: Peterbilt Model 220

Peterbilt's new Class 6/7 COE is ideally suited for city P&D as well as landscaping applications.

September 16, 2014

Peterbilt Offers Right-Hand Stand-Up Model 320

Peterbilt is offering a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its cab forward Model 320 truck.

September 9, 2014

Peterbilt Shows off Autonomous Driving

Peterbilt showcased the latest autonomous driving technologies in a concept truck at the ITS World Congress in Detroit.

August 27, 2014

Peterbilt Adds New Configuration for SmartAir System

Peterbilt has added a compact space-saver battery box for the no-idle SmartAir system for Model 579 trucks.

August 20, 2014

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

Peterbilt has expanded the Peterbilt Technician Institute to a second location in Lisle, Ill.

August 7, 2014

Peterbilt Offers Alcoa Aluminum Wheels As Option

Peterbilt is offering new, lightweight Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

August 1, 2014

Peterbilt Customers Can Customize Trucks Online

Peterbilt is offering its customers the chance to customize their own Model 579 through an online truck configurator.

July 29, 2014

Paccar Income Gains 9%, New Parts Distribution Center Planned

Peterbilt and Kenworth parent, Paccar, reported increased revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2014.

July 21, 2014

The Story Behind Peterbilt’s Anniversary Truck

After finding the "old Pete" in an Arizona desert in the mid-1990s, restorer Bob Dean decided to give this classic 1939 Peterbilt a new life just in time for the company's 75th anniversary.

July 16, 2014

Peterbilt to Celebrate 75th Anniversary in California

Peterbilt plans to bring a large collection of new and historic trucks, memorabilia, vendors and a charity raffle for a classic Model 359 to its anniversary show in Stockton, Calif.

July 7, 2014

Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1

By the time the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck made its public debut in February boasting 10.7 mpg, some contemporary trucks were achieving better than 8 mpg, and some super-fuel-conscious fleets boast even higher. While that may make the SuperTruck accomplishment seem slightly diminished, that 10.7-mpg milestone is only a small part of the story.

July 7, 2014

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck project achieved almost-unheard-of gains of 68% in freight efficiency over a 24-hour duty-cycle, a 50% improvement in freight efficiency on an 11-hour drive-cycle and a 20% improvement in the thermal efficiency of the engine. How did they do it, and what does that mean?

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