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September 10, 2013

New Kenworth and Peterbilt Parts and Service Websites

Kenworth and Peterbilt fleets and owner-operators can find the latest parts and service deals and information on the new Kenworth and Peterbilt Parts and Service websites, launched by Paccar Parts on Aug. 8.

September 9, 2013

Jackson Group Peterbilt Opens Salt Lake City Facility

Salt Lake City is home to the newest Peterbilt dealership in the company’s 270-plus dealer network with the relocation of Jackson Group Peterbilt’s store to a 128,000 square-foot facility.

August 6, 2013

Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth

Depending on who you are in the medium-duty truck business, things are going great, or well, or not so good but looking up. A few builders have picked up market share in Classes 3, 4 and 5 and in Class 6-7. Others have lost some or a lot, but sales continue to climb for most midrange truck makers.

June 10, 2013

More Than 1,300 2014 Kenworth and Peterbilt Trucks Being Recalled

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice says an internal defect in the ignition switch causes the starter to engage when a key is partially inserted before the key is turned, and could cause injury to a person working in the engine compartment. Vehicles with standard transmissions may experience unexpected movement, which may result in personal injury or a crash.

May 24, 2013

Peterbilt Names Siver New General Manager

A 20-year veteran with Paccar has been named the new general manager of the truck maker Peterbilt, following the departure of Bill Kozek for Navistar.

May 23, 2013

Peterbilt Unveils New Interior for Model 320

Peterbilt unveiled its all-new Model 320 interior during the Waste Expo show in New Orleans. The new ProBilt interior for Peterbilt’s low-cab forward vehicle features ergonomic improvements, system enhancements and improved overall visibility.

May 3, 2013

Peterbilt Honors Dealers

Peterbilt honored several dealers during its recent annual dealer meeting, held at the Paccar MX Engine manufacturing facility in Columbus, Miss. The company handed out Medium Duty Dealer of the Year, Parts and Service Dealer of the Year, Paccar MX-13 Engine Dealer of the Year and TRP Dealer of the Year awards.

April 25, 2013

Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo Named Peterbilt Dealer of the Year

Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo was named the 2012 North American Dealer of the Year by Peterbilt Motors Company.

April 24, 2013

Paccar, Daimler Report Lower Earnings and Revenue

Overall business and profits declined in the first quarter of the year for the parent companies of several truck makers.

April 3, 2013

ConMet PreSet Plus Hubs To Be Standard on Peterbilt Trucks

Beginning with trucks being built in July 2013, PreSet Plus hub assemblies from Consolidated Metco will be standard on all Peterbilt Class 8 trucks manufactured at its Denton, Texas plant.

April 1, 2013

Peterbilt's new Model 567

Unveiled at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Peterbilt's all-new vocational Model 567 is the result of extensive product research and development. Standard is a durable, new aluminum cab that went through rigorous testing at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash.

March 25, 2013

Recall Issued for Certain Kenworth and Peterbilt Models

Paccar is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 567, 579 and 587 trucks equipped with air ride seats. The cables for anchoring the seat belt buckles of both the driver and passenger seat may fray.

March 20, 2013

MATS 2013: Day One Kicks Off

Day One of Mid-America Trucking Show 2013 is filled to the brim with press events, product releases and the Fleet Forum. We are posting pictures of what we are seeing in Louisville, Ky., each day so stay tuned.

March 20, 2013

Peterbilt Debuts New Vocational Truck, Interiors, Sleepers, More

Peterbilt made a slew of announcements Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show, including a new version of one of its highway tractors and a new vocational model.

March 11, 2013

Dana Has New Lightweight Tandem, Stronger Drive Shafts

Dana Sunday introduced a new tandem rear axle product and stronger drive- and inter-axle shafts, and said certain axles are now available on Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. Executives described the products the day before TMC’s annual meeting opened in Nashville, Tenn.

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.

January 28, 2013

Peterbilt Technology Truck

Controlling the truck with an iPad? Check it out from the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

January 21, 2013

The Peterbilt Store - Blue Ridge relocates to larger facility

The Peterbilt Store Blue Ridge, one of nine dealerships privately-owned by The Pete Store LLC, has relocated to a new 12,800-square-foot facility in Raphine, Va

January 6, 2013

Test Drive: Peterbilt Model 579

The urge to compare is great, but I will resist. Both Peterbilt's Model 579 and Kenworth's T68O were introduced with much fanfare at the Mid-America Trucking Show earlier this year

December 20, 2012

Helping Hands at Holiday Time

One thing I've learned in the past two-plus decades of covering this business is that most truckers have a big heart, and that goes for the entire industry, as well -- drivers, companies, dealers, manufacturers, you name it

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