Winter 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 1)

Central Transports Model 579s Moving Forward - For a carrier that differentiates itself by its old-school approach to business, there’s a lot that’s new happening at Central Transport (CT), the less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Warren, Mich. For one, there are a lot more employees around. In just five years, the CT workforce has grown by 50 percent to 5,271 at its nearly 200 service centers across North America.
Kyle Quinn, General Manager Driving 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.
Feature image for PACCAR Parts new distribution center in Renton, Washington Maximum Efficiency - Multiple new initiatives and projects are under way at PACCAR Parts with one goal in mind: increase the operational efficiency of every customer, from large fleets to medium and small-sized owner-operators.
Peterbilt Model 567 Imagination and Innovation - Success and growth have come blazingly fast at the Corman Railroad Group, a diverse railroad services organization headquartered in Nicholasville, Ky.
Model 579 EPIQ Day Cab Model 579 EPIQ Day Cab Now Available - Based on the success of the aerodynamic Model 579 EPIQ sleeper truck, Peterbilt has introduced the aerodynamic, fuel-efficient Model 579 EPIQ day cab. “Fleets wanting to operate fuel-efficient day cabs have been an underserved market, and Peterbilt is pleased to provide the new Model 579 EPIQ day cab,” says Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of Sales and Marketing.
PACCAR Launches Proprietary Axle - PACCAR is launching a new proprietary tandem axle that is the industry’s lightest and most efficient axle in its class. “PACCAR is pleased to deliver the most fuel-efficient axle in the industry to complement the superior performance and fuel economy of our PACCAR MX Engines” says Landon Sproull, PACCAR vice president.
Hinz Trucking Peterbilt Presents Hinz Trucking with First Model 567 Heritage - Peterbilt Motors Company recently presented the first production Model 567 Heritage – a new version of their iconic Peterbilt model with exclusive interior and exterior styling features – to Hinz Trucking, whose executives drove it off the assembly line at Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas manufacturing facility.
Oak Harbor Freight Lines Peterbilts with MX-11 Engines “Exceeding Expectations” - Since the first installation of a PACCAR MX-11 Engine into a Peterbilt truck earlier this year, the lightweight, fuel-efficient engine has been exceeding the company’s expectations and those of its customers, according to company officials.
New Generation MX Engines Optimized to Perform - Peterbilt trucks powered by a 2017 PACCAR MX engine will provide customers new horsepower and torque ratings, higher performance and lower cost of ownership, Peterbilt recently announced.
Red Oval Program to Include PacLease Trucks - Peterbilt’s Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program now includes PacLease trucks with the complimentary Red Oval Assurance Warranty that provides engine and aftertreatment coverage for vehicles up to five model years or 550,000 miles, Peterbilt recently announced.