February 2, 2016 10:40 AM, EST
Peterbilt Wins Order for 1,500 Model 579 Class 8 Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. has received a multiyear order from TMC Transportation, for 1,500 of its Model 579 Class 8 trucks equipped with premium 80-inch sleepers.

Rod Simon, TMC’s vice president of maintenance, cited in a statement the model’s distinctive styling as a means of recruiting and keeping drivers. TMC ranks No. 6 on the Transport Topics ranking of Flatbed/Heavy Specialized carriers.

“TMC has long been a Peterbilt partner. We take great pride in the professionalism and skill of our drivers and the appearance and performance of our fleet,” Simon said.

Peterbilt said the Des Moines, Iowa-based fleet first ordered 1,500 of the 579s when the model was introduced in 2012.

Peterbilt, along with Kenworth Truck Co., is a unit of Paccar Inc.