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Peterbilt Brings its New Medium-duty Model 220 Truck to MATS

March 27, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News, Owner Operators
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Peterbilt Motors Co. introduced its all-new Model 220 to its medium-duty COE lineup at the Mid-American Trucking Show this week, a truck that features numerous interior and exterior enhancements to increase driver productivity, safety and durability. Additionally, the truck is equipped with a new electronic braking system (EBS) that provides [...]

Peterbilt Coating its 75th Anniversary Trucks in Modern Diamond Red

March 21, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News, Owner Operators
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Axalta Coating Systems, a leading North American manufacturer of heavy-duty truck coatings, has developed a special formulation of Diamond Red exclusively for Peterbilt to celebrate the company’s 75th Anniversary. Peterbilt is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary this year by unveiling a limited production Model 579 truck featuring state-of-the-art aerodynamics, distinctive styling, [...]

Peterbilt, Kenworth Offer Spicer EconoTrek 6×2 Tandem Axle

March 13, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel, News
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Dana Holding Corp. says its Spicer EconoTrek 6×2 tandem axle is now available for 2014 Peterbilt and Kenworth commercial vehicles. The Spicer EconoTrek 6×2 tandem axle reduces vehicle weight by up to 400 pounds when compared with a traditional 40,000-pound 6×4 tandem axle arrangement, and it offers numerous innovations for [...]

PacLease Displays Peterbilt, KW “Tech Demo Trucks” at TRALA

March 12, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology

A pair of “technology demo” trucks — a Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt Model 579 — are on display at the Truck Rental and Leasing Association’s annual meeting, underway this week through Friday, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The trucks, presented by PacLease, showcase Kenworth and Peterbilt’s most aerodynamic models and are loaded [...]

Walmart Meets the Jetsons in a Radical Concept Big Rig Configuration

March 6, 2014 By: Steve Mitchell Tags: Fuel, News, Technology
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Walmart is seriously fiddling with the notion of a Jetsons-style big rig and trailer combo that is 4,000 pounds lighter than a conventional Class 8 tractor and trailer, operates on a turbine-powered battery-electric hybrid drivetrain, and features a sleek cab where the driver sits in the center, flanked by LCD [...]

Martin’s Peterbilt Named 2013’s Top Parts, Service Dealer

February 26, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Achieving outstanding levels of customer satisfaction and top scores in Peterbilt’s Standards of Excellence program, Martin’s Peterbilt of Eastern Kentucky was named the 2013 North American Peterbilt Parts and Service Dealer of the Year. “Martin’s Peterbilt of Eastern Kentucky has an excellent reputation for treating customers professionally and completing service [...]

Allstate Peterbilt Named Medium-Duty Truck Dealer of the Year

February 25, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Owner Operators

Allstate Peterbilt – South Saint Paul has been named the 2013 Medium Duty Dealer of the Year by Peterbilt Motors Co. after the Minnesota dealership nearly doubled its medium-duty truck sales last year and achieved an impressive level of market share, according to Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar [...]

Hunter Peterbilt Named TRP Dealer of the Year

February 24, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News

Hunter Peterbilt – Lancaster has been awarded the title of TRP Dealer of the Year from Peterbilt Motors Co. for outstanding performance selling and supporting the all-makes, all-models line of TRP products. Peterbilt announced the award last week during its annual dealer meeting near Peterbilt’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in [...]

Truck Gets an Amazing 10.7 mpg in Cummins-Peterbilt Test

February 19, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Technology
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Paccar’s Peterbilt Motors Co., along with Cummins Inc., said today the latest version of their demonstration SuperTruck tractor and trailer combo has achieved 10.7 mpg under real-world driving conditions. The Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck was on display for President Barack Obama’s announcement on Tuesday calling for firm deadlines for the next generation [...]

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Electrical Problem

February 18, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety

Paccar Inc. is recalling certain 2012 and 2014 model year Kenworth K300 and Peterbilt 210 and 220 trucks equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing that’s also known as “potting.” The specific potting compound is used in the subject products for electrical insulation [...]