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October 30, 2013

Paccar, Volvo and Daimler Report Strong Earnings

Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.

October 27, 2013

Peterbilt Announces New Dealer With Two Georgia Locations

John Prince is the newest dealer to join Peterbilt’s network with the purchase of Peterbilt of Albany, quickly followed by the opening of a new dealership, Peterbilt of Tifton.

October 17, 2013

ATD Announces Nominees for 2014 Commercial Truck of the Year

The American Truck Dealers announced the seven nominees for the 2014 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, an annual award recognizing the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.

October 8, 2013

AMP-Dairy Deal Will Increase Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure in Texas

AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.

October 7, 2013

Neway ADZ Now Available at Peterbilt

SAF-Holland has worked closely with Peterbilt Motors and the Neway ADZ Rear Air Suspension is now a published option.

October 2, 2013

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

PHOENIX -- The affordability, abundance and relatively fast return on investment for natural gas trucks has pushed interest in electric hybrids for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other alt-fuel alternatives to the back burner, but that doesn't mean truck makers have given up on hybrid drives and researching a variety of other technologies for future "green" trucks.

October 2, 2013

Future of Westport 15-Liter is the Talk of Canadian Natural Gas Conference

Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference on Tuesday.

September 12, 2013

Peterbilt Showcases SuperTruck During Energy Summit

Peterbilt Motors Co. showcased advanced technologies, including the SuperTruck developed to optimize commercial vehicle fuel efficiency during the annual Energy Summit & Fair held on the campus of the University of North Texas, home of the Paccar Technology Institute.

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.

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