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January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Installs First Lightweight MX-11 Engine

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt’s first lightweight Paccar MX-11 engine was installed recently in the company’s newest vocational truck, the Model 567, in a set-forward front axle configuration.

Tags: Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine, Contractor Fleets

December 16, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Auto-Start to SmartAir No-Idle System

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Peterbilt has added auto-start technology to its SmartAir no-idle system to help keep main and auxiliary batteries charged while running the air conditioning system and using other electronic devices.

Tags: Peterbilt, Idle Free Systems, HVAC, Batteries

December 9, 2015 - Industry News

Honda-Hauling Fleet Receives Custom CNG Trucks

Two side-mounted Type IV CNG saddle tanks are compact enough to allow allow fitting of the car-carrier on the Peterbilt chassis. Photo: Mainstay Fuel Technologies

The natural gas-powered fleet is part of a collaboration between Virginia Transportation and American Honda Motor Co. in Alabama.

Tags: Honda, Peterbilt, Alabama, Fontaine Modification, CNG Conversions, CNG

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s 58-inch Sleeper Enters Production

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Peterbilt’s lightweight 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s flagship aerodynamic Model 579 and vocational Model 567.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Model 567

November 3, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers MX-11 Engine With Model 579, 567

The Paccar MX-11 engine with the Model 567. Photo: Peterbilt

The Paccar MX-11 engine will be available for Peterbilt’s flagship Model 579 and vocational Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13, the company has announced.

Tags: Paccar, Diesel Engines, Peterbilt, MX-11

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Cummins, Paccar

A major OEM announced it is cutting its workforce even though it’s still well in the black as it released third quarter earnings this week while a truck and engine maker reported continued higher numbers.

Tags: Economy, Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Paccar Financial

October 21, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt Joins Other OEMs in Skipping MATS 2016

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Like the other Class 8 OEMs, Peterbilt will return to the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2017, and will alternate its presence with the biennial IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Peterbilt, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

October 6, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Certified Pre-Owned Trucks

Peterbilt’s Red Oval program offers a certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used truck Centers.

Tags: Peterbilt, Used Trucks, Paccar Financial, Certified Pre-Owned

August 11, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Maxwell’s Engine Start Module

Photo of Model 567 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option.

Tags: Peterbilt, Maxwell Technologies, Engine Start Module

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt's New Vocational Model 567 Enters Production

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Peterbilt Motors Company has started production of its new vocational Model 567 with a set-forward front axle configuration.

Tags: Peterbilt, World of Concrete, Model 567, Vocational Trucks

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Profit Increases 6%, Paccar Jumps 40%

Truck engine manufacturer Cummins increased both second quarter revenue and net income, while truck and engine maker Paccar reported record quarterly net income.

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Earnings, Paccar, Peterbilt, Kenworth

July 17, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt’s SmartLinq in Production

Peterbilt's new SmartLinq remote diagnostics technology is in production, a factory-installed system on all trucks equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines.

Tags: Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine, Remote Diagnostics, Paccar

June 30, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt’s 58-inch Sleeper Available for Order

Peterbilt's 58-inch sleeper is made for weight-sensitive applications and includes the amenities of Peterbilt's larger sleeper configurations. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper option for short- and regional-haul applications is now available through the company’s dealer network.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Model 567

June 24, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Truck Rebates to Loggers

Photo of Model 348 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Members of the American Loggers Council can obtain one of three rebates when they purchase one of six Peterbilt models, the truck manufacturer has announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Rebates, Truck Dealers, Logging

May 31, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt Shows off 'Cruise Control of the Future'

Brent Hankins with Peterbilt's Advanced Technology Group demonstrates the system at the Texas Motor Speeday. The screen mounted to the right shows the pre-programmed course the truck is taking. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Peterbilt showed off its take on autonomous vehicle technologies to reporters Friday during a Technology Showcase at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Tags: Peterbilt, Autonomous Vehicles

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt Highlights Technology Transformation

A far-out future truck project for the LA Auto Show

Two decades ago, Peterbilt was primarily known for its classic truck designs that appealed to owner-operators and small fleets. But as it showed reporters during its Technology Showcase at its plant in Denton, Texas, it has reinvented itself as a company on top of the latest technology and fuel economy.

Tags: Peterbilt, Technology, Fuel Economy, SuperTruck

May 27, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Platooning Report Shows Fuel Economy Gains

A report on the first phase of research into the possible benefits of truck platooning technologies showed that all trucks in a platoon gained fuel efficiencies, with the lead truck gaining as much as a 5 percent improvement while the trailing truck got up to 10 percent improvement.

Tags: Technology, Peterbilt, Industry Research, Meritor Wabco, ATRI, Truck Platooning

May 6, 2015 - Industry News

Paccar Offers Medium-Duty Leasing Program

Photo of Kenworth T270 medium-duty truck model courtesy of PACCAR.

Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) will begin offering a medium-duty leasing program called the PacLease Value Spec, the truck maker has announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Kenworth, Paccar, Truck Leasing, Class 6, Private Fleets

April 28, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Kenworth Trucks Recalled Over Cruise Control Problem

Photo via Peterbilt

Paccar is recalling 443 model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks for a problem with the cruise control decrease button, according to the NHTSA.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Recalls

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Paccar Increases First Quarter Profit 38%

Paccar Inc. reported first quarter earnings of $378.4 million, a 38% gain from the same time a year ago, while net sales and financial services revenue increased 10% to $4.83 billion.

Tags: Paccar, Earnings, Global, DAF, Peterbilt, Kenworth

April 9, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds LNG Versions of Model 579 and 567

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt

Peterbilt recently introduced its Model 579 and 567 in liquefied natural gas powered configurations, expanding the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles. Production is scheduled to begin in June.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, LNG, Model 567, Going Green, Natural Gas Vehicles

April 9, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds 58-Inch Sleeper for Model 579

Peterbilt's 58-inch sleeper is made for weight-sensitive applications and includes the amenities of Peterbilt's larger sleeper configurations. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has introduced a 58-inch sleeper for its Model 579 in both low- and mid-roof configurations for weight conscious short- and regional-haul operations.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Lightweighting

April 2, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Paccar Offer New Truck Warranties

Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Truck Sales, Truck Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5

April 1, 2015 - Industry News

Raven Transport Adds 115 LNG Trucks

Photo courtesy of Rush Enterprises.

Raven Transport will add 115 Peterbilt Model 579 heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its fleet to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Clean Energy Fuels, Rush Enterprises, Chart Industries, LNG, Peterbilt

March 30, 2015 - Industry News

OEMs Partner with PeopleNet and Omnitracs

PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Technology, Paccar, Peterbilt, PeopleNet, Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Telematics, Connected Vehicle Technology

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