TMC Transportation, which claims to be the largest privately held flatbed carrier in the United States, has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s in a multi-year agreement announced recently by Peterbilt Motors Co.
“TMC has long been a Peterbilt partner,” said Rod Simon, TMC’s vice president of maintenance. “We take great pride in the professionalism and skill of our drivers and the appearance and performance of our fleet.
“Peterbilt trucks help us recruit and keep the industry’s best drivers, and the distinctive styling and Peterbilt image help make TMC’s fleet the best-looking trucks on the road.”
TMC embraced Peterbilt’s Model 579 upon its introduction, ordering 1,500 units in 2012. The Model 579’s outstanding fuel efficiency was a key consideration then, as it is now.
“Integrating new technologies that provide improved efficiencies and bottom-line benefits is a strategy that makes TMC one of the industry’s most innovative fleets,” said Jeff Vanthournout, president of Allstate Peterbilt Group, which owns and operates 20 Peterbilt dealerships. “TMC is a valued customer and a great representative of the Peterbilt brand and the trucking industry.”
TMC was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. The company’s 50-acre campus includes a state-of-the-art training center and the industry’s first driver hospitality center. TMC’s fleet is made up of late-model trucks with premium specs. The Model 579s just ordered will be equipped with Peterbilt’s 80-inch sleepers.
“TMC is committed to the highest levels of quality, integrity, safety and customer satisfaction,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing.