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Peterbilt Motors Co. - Div. of Paccar Inc.


  • Peterbilt graduates 50th class of technicians

    August 13, 2018 6:47AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has graduated its 50th class of factory-trained technicians through its Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI). The institute has been in business since November 2013 and has trained more than 500 graduates. More than 95% of those graduates

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    Peterbilt’s UltraLoft enters production

    July 9, 2018 10:32AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has begun production of its Model 579 UltraLoft, with Freymiller Trucking taking delivery of the first unit. The truck features a high roof integral cab and sleeper design for on-highway applications. “The Model 579 UltraLoft was

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    Paccar sets up shop in Silicon Valley

    June 27, 2018 5:15PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Paccar has opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, becoming the first truck manufacturer to create a permanent presence there. It has resulted in increased engagement with tech start-ups and created an environment that fosters innovation, according

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    Peterbilt anticipates another record-setting year

    June 27, 2018 5:11PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt anticipates setting records for both market share and truck build this year. Jason Skoog, Paccar vice-president and general manager of Peterbilt, said market conditions remain strong. “Strong order intake in the last half of 2017 have

  • Paccar’s Ste-Therese plant wins award

    March 16, 2018 9:38AM by Truck News

    STE-THERESE, Que. – Paccar’s Ste-Therese, Que., medium-duty truck plant has won a Frost & Sullivan award for manufacturing leadership. The award recognizes production technology advancements, and was won for the plant’s frame transfer efficiency improvement project. Paccar says the project

  • Peterbilt rolls out rebate programs

    March 2, 2018 3:39PM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has announced several rebates for 2018 customers. Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) are entitled to a cash rebate of $1,500 when they buy a Model 579, 567, or 389 spec’d with a sleeper.

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    Peterbilt awards top dealers

    February 20, 2018 2:32PM by Truck News

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Five Canadian Peterbilt dealerships were recently named Best in Class award winners, at the truck maker’s annual dealer meeting. Peterbilt Manitoba, Camions Excellence Peterbilt, Calgary Peterbilt, Stahl Peterbilt, and Peterbilt Trucks Pacific all received the distinction. Best

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    Peterbilt unveils driver-inspired UltraLoft sleeper

    February 15, 2018 3:18PM by James Menzies

    More storage, a flat floor, and additional headroom are among the benefits

  • Peterbilt looks to strong 2018 after record-breaking year

    February 15, 2018 1:21PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt is coming of a record-setting year and planning to take advantage of a strong truck market in 2018. The company says it achieved a new Class 8 heavy-duty market share high in 2017, at 15.3%, surpassing

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    Peterbilt standardizes discs on 579 rear axles

    December 13, 2017 1:13PM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has announced it’s now making air disc brakes standard on the drive axles of its Model 579. In 2012, the company made disc brakes standard on the steer axle. “Safety is one of the driving forces

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    Canadians named to Peterbilt Parts Council

    August 16, 2017 7:10AM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. – Howie Poirier of Cervus Equipment in Stoney Creek, Ont., and Brent Lawrence of Stahl Peterbilt in Edmonton, Alta., have been named to the 2017 Peterbilt Parts Council. It will focus on partnering with Paccar Parts to provide

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    Peterbilt grows fleet sales, looks to build on strong 2016

    March 22, 2017 5:11PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Peterbilt in 2016 opened 25 new dealerships for the third year in a row and produced more than 36,000 trucks – the fourth highest tally in its history. Kyle Quinn, senior vice-president of Paccar and general manager

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    Optimism growing for stronger Class 8 truck demand

    March 22, 2017 2:38PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Truck and component manufacturers at the Mid-America Trucking Show indicated they are increasingly optimistic about the Class 8 truck market in 2017. Joe McAleese, chairman of Bendix, said going into this year, he expected Class 8 builds

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    Canadian Peterbilt dealers among North America’s best

    February 23, 2017 8:41AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Peterbilt Manitoba was recently recognized as the Peterbilt’s First Class Service Excellence Dealer of the Year. It boasted the highest dealer group performance for First Class Service Excellence, according to the company. “Whether it’s advanced diagnostic equipment

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    Peterbilt graduates more than 200 technicians

    August 22, 2016 10:38AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt has marked a milestone by graduating more than 200 service technicians through its Peterbilt Technician Institute. The truck maker has also added two new campuses to the original location in Dallas. They’re in Lisle, Ill. and