The listing is the culmination of a year-long series of PC Week special reports aimed at identifying and ranking companies that use advanced information technologies in innovative ways.
Paccar earned the top ranking for launching company-wide initiatives in business-to-business e-commerce, enterprise resource planning, virtual private networks, data warehousing, web-based collaboration software and specialized intranet applications. The magazine also cited Paccar's high percentage of state-of-the-art PCs and workstations and significant investment in telecommunications and Y2K compliance.
"A tremendous amount of technology is involved in the design, manufacture and operation of our transportation solutions," said Patrick Flynn, vice president and chief information officer. "Peterbilt's new Model 387, which began production recently, and the Kenworth T2000, for example, were digitally designed similar to the Boeing 777 using leading-edge computer-aided engineering tools with continuous input from multiple locations. Our trucks have more than a dozen sophisticated on-board computers monitoring the performance of various components, providing the driver with real-time feedback."