Summer 2016

A lineup of Peterbilt Model 579s equipped with the SmartLINQ remote diagnostics system at TCW Maximum Delivery - The notion that a well-appointed fleet could help draw the best drivers is a familiar concept at Tennessee Commercial Warehouse. After all, driver retention and recruitment are primary reasons the Nashville-based warehousing operation, logistics provider and carrier has been a committed Peterbilt partner since the late 1970s.
Perebilt General Manager Darrin Siver shown with the PACCAR engine Adding It Up - The greatest benefits of Peterbilt ownership are realized by those customers who have a clear sense of their cost of ownership.
The 500,000th truck to roll of the line at Peterbilt's Denton, Texas manufacturing facility The 500,000th Truck - Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility recently produced its 500,000th truck — a Model 579 equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 Engine that the company presented to Werner Enterprises during a ceremony held at the plant.
Vice President of Equipment Jeff Freeman and General Superintendent Doug Cooperrider of the Shelly Company National Reach, Local Focus - A variety of Peterbilt products goes to work daily on local projects for the Shelly Company, the leading ready-mix concrete, aggregates and asphalt provider in the state of Ohio.
Shown here during the ground-breaking ceremony are (from left to right): Ron Augustyn, Peterbilt Denton Plant Manager; Leon Handt, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of Operations; Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President; Denton Mayor Chris Watts; Denton Assistant City Manager Jon Fortune; Jeff Sanders, Hill & Wilkinson Executive Vice President; Jared Ricker, Hill & Wilkinson Senior Project Manager; and Kirk Woltman, Hill & Wilkinson Vice President. Hill & Wilkinson is the contractor working on the expansion. Peterbilt Breaks Ground on Major Plant Expansion - Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000 square-foot expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. The new building will be located just north of the plant and provide additional capacity for production and testing.
The Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage offers exclusive exterior, cab and sleeper features Special Edition Model 567 Heritage Pays Tribute to Peterbilt’s Roots - Peterbilt’s new Model 567 Heritage salutes the company’s beginnings by combining its most modern and technologically advanced work truck with distinctive styling and exclusive features inside and out.
Photo of the exterior of a red Peterbilt Model 520 Peterbilt’s Model 520 Expands Refuse Industry Leadership - Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520 featuring new seating configurations for route collection versatility, enhanced styling and availability of the PACCAR MX-11 Engine.
A Peterbilt Model 579 nears the Continental Divide with a full load for MTS Freight near Helena, Montana Owning the Final Mile - It’s a state that boasts both one of the largest surface areas and smallest populations in the United States. So when Steve Mergenthaler, the third generation of leadership at the Mergenthaler Companies, says his operation partners with other carriers to transfer freight “the final mile into Montana,” trust that he’s understating things a bit.
Jeff Jefferson's Model 389 Winning Formula - Jeff Jefferson is not in the trucking business, but he’s like many whose livelihoods depend on the performance of a Peterbilt truck.
Peterbilt’s new configurator app allows users to build the Model 579 of their dreams Build Your Own Model 579 with Peterbilt iPad App - Peterbilt customers and enthusiasts can build their own Model 579 – choosing from a range of specs, colors and configurations – with a new, free app available for iPads through the Apple App Store.
The SmartLINQ logo shown with a Model 579 equipped with the system SmartLINQ Ensures Maximum Uptime - An accelerated trade cycle does more than ensure a robust resale market and driver satisfaction at Tennessee Commercial Warehouse (TCW). It also ensures that TCW and its customers enjoy the latest in trucking innovations, such as Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ remote diagnostics system.
First Class 35th anniversary logo beside three covers from the 1980s First Class Celebrates 35 Years - First Class magazine, a custom publication sponsored by Peterbilt, is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2016. Peterbilt launched the magazine in 1981.
New Peterbilt Paint Provides Greater Shine, Durability - Peterbilt has introduced a new formulation for its complete lineup of Axalta coatings used on its heavy-duty truck cabs and sleepers that enhances color qualities and durability. Additionally, the new coatings make production more environmentally friendly and reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
PACCAR Parts Fleet Services: New Streamlined Solutions - PACCAR Parts Fleet Services enables customers to streamline the parts procurement process for effective fleet management. The service provides a central ordering process for large fleets with 250 or more trucks.
PACCAR, Allison Team to Offer TC10 - PACCAR has started an engineering program with Allison Transmission to release the fully automatic Allison TC10® in the latest PACCAR models. The TC10 transmission will be offered in the Peterbilt Models 567 and 579 with both PACCAR and Cummins engines.
Peterbilt Technician Institute Adds Third Location - The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) has expanded with a third location in Exton, Pa. PTI graduates approximately 100 students per year and places them into service technician careers throughout the Peterbilt dealer network.