Kyle Quinn, General Manager
Kyle Quinn, General Manager

Driving Change

If you rely on trucks to play a key role in the success of your business, you are in select company. Few other business leaders will be rewarded as much as you are for your ability to foresee, adapt to and drive change.

This issue of First Class focuses on innovative business leaders from very different industries who have embraced change and successfully partnered with Peterbilt to navigate their way through it.

First is Central Transport, whose yellow tractors have long been a familiar sight on Midwestern highways, but none had ever been a Peterbilt until a few months ago. Even while frustrated with the performance of some of their existing equipment, accepting the status quo may have been the easier path.

“But once company personnel committed to rebuilding the fleet with Peterbilt equipment, tangible results were soon to follow.”

Fuel economy is up more than a mile per gallon across the board, say fleet managers. Drivers are happier with the new equipment. And customers notice the change, too.

“It’s given us quite a prestige boost to have these new Peterbilts in these markets, and it’s really pretty neat,” says Chad Langties, a Central Transport account manager.

Similarly, railroad service provider RJ Corman Companies found change to be an important catalyst for success. Peterbilt had already long been their primary equipment provider. Their decision to change from a one-size-fits-all spec to a strategy that takes full advantage of Peterbilt’s breadth of product line and custom spec’ing ability has resulted in a highly specialized fleet able to efficiently manage the diverse tasks of their business.

At Peterbilt, we’re proud to be an agent of change and thankful that our customers trust in our ability to meet their ever-changing needs. And in the spirit of change, readers may note a new signature at the bottom of this piece. Effective with the new year and after a 12-year tenure at PACCAR, Inc., I am the new General Manager at Peterbilt.

I am truly energized by this opportunity and look forward to getting to know our customers and suppliers, and partnering for a successful year ahead.

Kyle Quinn signature, General Manager, Peterbilt Motors Company