March 30, 2015
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
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
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
Peterbilt launched the Rapid Check service program to provide diagnostics and an estimate of repairs in two hours or less.
February 24, 2015
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 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
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
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 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
We take a look at the current and upcoming models from Class 8 manufacturers.
Builders report order upswings of 20% and more, along with gains
for proprietary diesels and automated transmissions.
Fontaine Modification Vocational Services will reopen its modification center in Garland, Texas, which has been closed since 2012, when most of the truck production that it supported moved out of the area.
December 4, 2014
Montana Peterbilt opened its fourth dealership, a parts-only facility located in Sidney, Mont. It is strategically located in the Bakken Shale region of the state.
November 25, 2014
East Manufacturing is offering an East 1/64th scale Limited Edition Die-Cast Dump Trailer with Peterbilt or Kenworth tractors. There is a choice of either a model Peterbilt 379 or Kenworth W900L.
November 17, 2014
The Canadian dealership group opened a new parts and service center called Peterbilt Manitoba-East operating in Springfield, Manitoba.
October 31, 2014
In the last installment of the Ultimate Test Drive video series, Equipment Editor Jim Park does a walk around of the SuperTruck with Bruce Bezner, a project engineer at Peterbilt. The two talk about the numerous aerodynamic improvements that make the SuperTruck so efficient.
View Part 1 Here. View Part 2 Here, View Part 3 Here.
October 27, 2014
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
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
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.
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.
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