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April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Mack, Volvo, Peterbilt and McNeilus Trucks

Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.

Tags: Cummins, PACCAR, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing

March 27, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt's 75th Anniversary Tour of U.S., Canada Begins April 1

Peterbilt's anniversary display trailer contains history of the brand and samples of current products. The tour will run into November.

Tags: Peterbilt, Peterbilt Motors Company, History, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 17, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls: Daimler, Paccar Trucks with Natural Gas; Navistar Steering

More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.

Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Recalls, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Westport, Navistar International, Kenworth, Cummins, PACCAR, Natural Gas

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Adds Spicer EconoTrek 6x2, AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axles

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Advantek40, EconoTrek

February 22, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces Dealer Awards

Peterbilt announced many dealer awards during its annual Dealer Meeting in Fort Worth, near Peterbilt’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. The business meeting celebrated both dealer performance and Peterbilt’s 75th anniversary.

Tags: Peterbilt, Dealers

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Demonstration SuperTruck Hits 10.7 MPG Mark

Cummins and Peterbilt announced Tuesday their latest version of their SuperTruck demonstration tractor-trailer achieved 10.7 mpg last month under real-world driving conditions.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Department of Energy, Peterbilt, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Fuel Economy, SuperTruck

February 13, 2014 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Record Revenue, Profit Declines

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported record annual revenues of $3.4 billion in 2013 compared to $3.1 billion in 2012, while net profit slid to $49.2 million compared to $$62.5 million a year earlier.

Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Navistar International

February 10, 2014 - Industry News

More Than 21,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt Chassis Recalled

Paccar is recalling 11,056 model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 chassis manufactured Jan. 1, 2012 through Oct. 14, 2013, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 chassis manufactured Jan. 20, 2012 through Oct. 11, 2013, and equipped with Inteva-brand door latch assemblies.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Safety, Peterbilt, Recalls, NHTSA

January 31, 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Reports Record Revenue for Last Year

Paccar has installed more than 51,000 of its MX-13 engines in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in North America since the start of production in 2010.

Paccar, the parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, reported record revenue of $17.12 billion in 2013 compared to revenue of $17.05 billion the year before.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, OEM, Peterbilt, Earnings, Engines, Truck Sales

January 16, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Marks 75th Anniversary

In 2014, Peterbilt will celebrate 75 years of being in business with commemorative events throughout the year that include a North American tour with a specialized anniversary trailer, a limited-edition Model 579 and numerous other activities.

Tags: PACCAR, Peterbilt, Anniversary

December 30, 2013 - Industry News

Several Truck Models Recalled for Various Problems

Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Armstrong Named Paccar CEO, Piggott to be Executive Board Chairman

The parent company to truck manufacturers, Kenworth and Peterbilt, Paccar, announced Monday its board of directors has elected Ronald E. Armstrong as chief executive officer and Mark C. Pigott as executive chairman of the Board of Directors, effective April 27.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Universal Technical Institute Team For Training

The first class of the Peterbilt Technician Institute.

Peterbilt Motors Co. has teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training, the company recently announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Aftermarket, Technician Training, In the Shop, Technicians, Universal Technical Institute

November 4, 2013 - Industry News

Commentary: The Winner of the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year Is…

Senior Editor Tom Berg writes about his experience judging the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year contest.

Tags: Hino, Kenworth, International, Peterbilt, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Paccar, Volvo and Daimler Report Strong Earnings

Freightliner's Cascadia Evolution on display during this year's Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: PACCAR, Volvo Trucks, Daimler AG, Navistar International Corporation, Earnings, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Kenworth, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt

October 27, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: PACCAR, Peterbilt, Dealers, Expansion

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, PACCAR, International, ATD, Peterbilt, Commercial Truck of the Year

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, AMP, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Trillium CNG

October 2, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

One way truck engineers at Peterbilt and Freightliner are exploring future "green" technologies is through the SuperTruck program.

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Mack, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Daimler Trucks North America

October 2, 2013 - Industry News

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

Westport 15-liter natural gas engine.

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.

Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Engines, Westport Innovations

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: PACCAR, Peterbilt, SuperTruck, Energy Summit

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Jackson Group Peterbilt Opens Salt Lake City Facility

Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to the newest Peterbilt dealership.

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.

Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Recalls, NHTSA

May 24, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Siver New General Manager

Dan Siver has been named Peterbilt general manager, replacing Bill Kozek who left for Navistar International.

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.

Tags: Peterbilt, Leadership

May 3, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: PACCAR, Peterbilt, Aftermarket, Dealers, TRP, MX-13

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