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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

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    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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    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

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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

  • 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

  • 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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    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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    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

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    PacLease trucks now part of Peterbilt Red Oval program

    November 7, 2016 12:46PM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has announced its Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program has been expanded to include PacLease trucks with the complimentary Red Oval Assurance Warranty. It provides engine and aftertreatment coverage for vehicles up to five model years