Yellow’s Order for 1,222 579s With Paccar Powertrain Is Peterbilt’s Largest

Officials from Yellow and Peterbilt
Officials from Yellow Corp. and Peterbilt Motors Co. gather to commemorate the large order. (Thomas Judd Photography for Peterbilt)

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Peterbilt Motors Co. announced Yellow Corp. placed an order for 1,222 Peterbilt Model 579s.

Working directly with the Peterbilt sales engineering team, Yellow chose multiple configurations of the Model 579 day cab equipped with the Paccar MX engine and Paccar TX-12 transmission — making it the single-largest order of Peterbilt trucks equipped exclusively with a Paccar powertrain, according to the Denton, Texas, company, which is a unit of Paccar Inc.

“It’s an honor to work with Yellow as they begin to refresh their fleet,” said Peterbilt General Manager Jason Skoog.

During a conference call with investors in February, CEO Darren Hawkins said the company is adding new tractors, trailers, box trucks and other equipment with funds from a $700 million federal loan under the CARES Act that it received in July.

Yellow Corp. ranks No. 6 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. Its operations include about 14,100 tractors. — Transport Topics

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