Truck News


  • Paccar Parts names 2020 Peterbilt Parts Council

    February 26, 2020 3:08PM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. – Paccar Parts has appointed the 2020 Peterbilt Parts Council. There are two Canadians in the panel. The council empowers Peterbilt dealerships across Canada and the U.S. to pursue successful business development opportunities. Through this collaboration, the council

  • Canadian dealerships among first Platinum Petes

    February 18, 2020 1:24PM by John G Smith

    DENTON, Texas – Several Canadian truck dealerships are among the first 71 locations to earn Peterbilt’s new Platinum Service Center certification. The designation is based on scores for factors including facilities and driver lounges, use of Paccar Solutions Service Management,

  • Branded: The story of trucking’s symbols and nameplates

    February 7, 2020 4:09PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — In a patent application filed July 2, 1932, Alfred Masury wrote that he had invented “a certain new, original and ornamental design for an automobile radiator cap”, and that he was the sole owner of the work.

  • Peterbilt adds 400th location

    February 6, 2020 10:43AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt is celebrating a milestone – the company has just added its 400th location, with the new TLG Peterbilt facility in Dunn, N. C. “Increased uptime and greater profitability for our customers is our primary goal, and

  • Peterbilt unveils product updates, electric plans, and more

    October 29, 2019 9:45AM by John G. Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Peterbilt is anticipating a market share of close to 15% of Class 8 vehicles this year, as North America’s trucking industry closes in on one of the strongest sales periods on record. The OEM projects U.S. and

  • Peterbilt parade raises more money for United Way

    October 18, 2019 8:22AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors raised more than $20,000 in donations at its fourth annual Pride and Class Parade at its home base in Denton last week, the company said. The parade was part of the annual United Way Denton

  • Kate Rahn to lead Peterbilt in Canada

    September 17, 2019 8:45AM by John G Smith

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors has named Kate Rahn, a former BlackBerry executive, as its regional sales and marketing manager in Canada. Rahn has for the last two years been the vice-president of sales for BlackBerry, and accumulated more than

  • 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 John G Smith

    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 John G Smith

    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 John G Smith

    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 John G Smith

    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