Family road trip marks Mackie’s 90th year

WHITBY, Ont. -- Ross Mackie has 84 years of memories with Mackie Transportation, and in June he hit the road to make a few more. Founded in 1928 the company was just six years old when Ross was born. Now in its 90th year the fleet has been run by five generations of the Mackie family. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the company four generations of Mackie’s piled into a Peterbilt 578 and drove from Whitby to Seattle with a full load, and stops in Manitoba and Vancouver along the way.

Peterbilt wraps up 75th anniversary tour

DENTON, TX - Peterbilt's eight month 75th anniversary tour wrapped up recently, after 100 events that attracted nearly 20,000 attendees. "Our customers and brand enthusiasts wholly embraced our anniversary celebration and we thank them for their yearlong support," said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. "The anniversary tour provided a great opportunity to reflect on Peterbilt's storied history and the many future milestones we will together achieve." The centerpiece of the tour was a custom-built, double-expandable, 53-foot trailer with Peterbilt memorabilia, interactive displays, a history wall display, a Paccar MX-13 engine and cab and sleeper cutaways of Peterbilt's new Models 579 and 567.