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  • Kevin Baney named Kenworth GM and Paccar VP

    August 1, 2019 2:56PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kevin Baney has been named general manager of Kenworth Truck Co. and vice-president of Paccar, it was announced Thursday. Baney has been with Paccar for 25 years. Before his current position, he served for nearly three years

  • PacLease Edmonton Kenworth named Franchise of the Year

    April 11, 2019 12:30PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – PacLease has named its Edmonton location as its 2018 North American Franchise of the Year. PacLease Edmonton Kenworth received the honor during the parent company’s awards dinner in Orlando, Fla., with Jim Callaway, general manager of the

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack showcase offerings during World of Concrete

    January 22, 2019 4:54PM by Truck News-West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth Trucks, Peterbilt Motor Company, and Mack Trucks are displaying an array of offerings during World of Concrete, including mixers and pump trucks. Kenworth is showcasing its T880S mixers and T880 pumper during the Las Vegas

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    New ratings for MX-13 engines

    October 31, 2018 10:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt will offer two new ratings of Paccar’s MX-13 engines in the 2019 model year. A multi-torque 455-hp with a torque rating of 1,650 – 1,850 lb.-ft. is joined by a 405-hp model with 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque. When packaged

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    Peterbilt unveils control unit

    September 25, 2018 11:28AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt has unveiled a new Vehicle Electrical Control Unit (VECU) to increase functionality and simplify the upfitting process for Model 567 and 579 trucks. Upfitters now enjoy customized settings for PTO operations, multiplex switches to improve diagnostics, and additional safety

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    Peterbilt 579 combined with Fusion

    June 28, 2018 12:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bendix Wingman Fusion is now a standard offering on Peterbilt’s 579. Combining camera, radar and braking system, Fusion effectively acts like a driver’s second set of eyes. When necessary it issues alerts, reduces the throttle, and even applies the brakes.

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    Women in Trucking ideas emerge in Peterbilts

    June 28, 2018 11:56AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt has introduced a new alert switch and pass-through seat for the Model 567 and 579 trucks, each designed after feedback from groups like the Women in Trucking Association. The alert switch on the sleeper control button is much like

  • Working trucks awarded during SuperRigs

    June 19, 2018 12:00PM by Truck West

    RAPHINE, Va. – Eric Turner’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 is pretty impressive inside and out. Turner took home Best of Show honors at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition this past weekend in Virginia, also placing first for Best Interior. Turner, whose

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    Peterbilt introducing standard track steer axles

    March 23, 2018 4:27PM by Truck News

    Peterbilt will make standard track configurations of Paccar’s 20k and 22k steer axles beginning this May. Paccar’s heavy-duty steer axles are available on Models 567, 520, 389, 367, 365 and 348, and are ideal for vocational applications such as heavy-haul,

  • Registration for Truxpo now open

    March 1, 2018 5:12PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Western Canadian trucking show Truxpo is back in 2018 and is promising to offer expanded features for those attending the biennial event. “This year really will be bigger and better than ever for Truxpo,” said national show

  • Product Equipment

    Peterbilt improves its Model 220

    March 17, 2017 11:49AM by Truck West

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt announced updates to its model 220, as well as an enhanced frame layout for better clearance for PTO installation through the left-hand rail. Peterbilt said the enhanced design features and options result in weight savings, better

  • Peterbilt offering Wingman Advanced in medium-duty truck models

    November 2, 2016 10:43AM by Truck West

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has added collision mitigation system Bendix Wingman Advanced to its medium-duty truck models 337 and 348. “The introduction of Bendix Wingman Advanced further establishes Peterbilt as a safety leader,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt chief engineer. “This

  • Canadian and US Peterbilt customers take part in first Pride and Class Parade

    October 21, 2016 1:08PM by Truck West

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt’s first Pride and Class Parade took place in Denton’s Downtown Square, with nearly 50 customers from Canada and the US taking part. With trucks ranging from a 1948 Model 350 to current production models, Peterbilt also

  • Peterbilt makes news on 579 EPIQ, SmartLINQ and Denton expansion

    October 2, 2016 1:47AM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Peterbilt is set to offer the aerodynamic Model 579 EPIQ day cab, new technology elements to its SmartLINQ remote diagnostics platform and have completed an expansion to its Denton, Texas manufacturing facility. Making the announcements during

  • Improved MX engines and proprietary axle coming from Paccar

    October 1, 2016 7:13PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Landon Sproull, assistant vice-president of Paccar, announced the 2017 MX-13 and MX-11 engines would offer improved power, torque and fuel efficiency, increasing uptime and making Paccar engines ‘much more profitable to operate.’ “The Paccar MX-13 and