Peterbilt delivered the first production New Model 579 to Smith Transport in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. - Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt delivered the first production New Model 579 to Smith Transport in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt delivered the first production New Model 579 to Smith Transport in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.

Smith Transport’s first truck over 40 years ago was a Peterbilt, and the company was an early adopter of the UltraLoft when it launched in 2018.

Petebilt boasts that the New Model 579 is the most technologically advanced Peterbilt ever. The truck has a aerodynamic design, a 15” digital display and advanced driver assistances systems providing drivers the latest safety technologies.

When configured as an UltraLoft with an integral sleeper featuring 70 cubic feet of space, the New 579 offers ample storage, an 8-foot-high ceiling,  room for small appliances, a tall wardrobe closet, multiple power outlets and optional bunkbeds.

“We can’t wait to see this new product start hitting the road now that they are in full production and rolling off the assembly line,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.

 - Photo: Jack Roberts

Photo: Jack Roberts

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