Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Paccar, Aurora to Partner on Development of Autonomous Trucks

Aurora Peterbilt truck and Kenworth T680 Left: Aurora has been testing autonomous Peterbilt trucks in Texas. (Aurora) Right: A Kenworth T680 at a past industry show. Paccar is working with Aurora to build self-driving models of the T680. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Paccar Inc. reached a deal with a California technology startup to develop and sell autonomous versions of two of its most popular Class 8 truck models.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 19, 2021
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Paccar Announces Partnership With Schenider Electric, Faith Technologies

Kenworth K270E The Kenworth K270E. (Farsai's Garage via YouTube)

Paccar announced a collaboration with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide charging infrastructure for customers who purchase battery-electric models from Kenworth and Peterbilt in the United States and Canada.

September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt, Kenworth Medium-Duty EVs Eligible for $95,000 Voucher in Calif.

Peterbilt Model 220EV A Peterbilt Model 220EV at a 2019 industry show. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Peterbilt and Kenworth separately announced California customers for their medium-duty battery-electric trucks are eligible for a $95,000 voucher from the California Air Resources Board.

September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Offers Lease Deal on New 220EV

Peterbilt EV truck The zero-emission cabover truck is marketed for the Classes 6-7 segments. (Paccar Inc.)

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced an introductory lease offer on its Model 220EV through PacLease. The zero-emission cabover truck is intended for the Class 6 and Class 7 segments.

September 8, 2020
Business, Equipment

Paccar Posts Q2 Declines in Profit, Revenue

Peterbilt truck on highway Paccar manufactures Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF truck brands. (Peterbilt Motors Co. via YouTube)

Paccar Inc. experienced deep declines in net income and revenue during the second quarter, a result of the economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 21, 2020
Business, Equipment

PacLease Celebrates 40 Years in Business

PacLease truck Used trucks for sale on a PacLease lot. PacLease began operating in 1980 with 17 locations. (PacLease)

PacLease, a full-service truck rental and leasing company, reached the milestones of 40 years in business and 40,000 trucks being used.

June 16, 2020
Business, Equipment

Paccar Sees Q1 Net Income, Sales Fall

Paccar earnings Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks on Interstate 15 outside of Las Vegas. They are Paccar's North American truck brands. (John Sommer II for Transport Topics)

Paccar Inc. reported lower net income and revenue in the first quarter as it reacted to weaker demand and the coronavirus, leading to temporary plant closures and lower truck deliveries.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 21, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Paccar to Recall More Than 450,000 Trucks

Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks on a Paccar lot Used Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks on a Paccar lot. (TruckPR/Flickr)

Paccar Inc. on April 6 issued a recall notice covering hundreds of thousands of trucks over concerns a blown fuse could prevent dashboard illumination.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2020
Business, Equipment

Paccar Extends Production Shutdown

Peterbilt truck on highway Peterbilt Motors Co. via YouTube

Paccar Inc. announced it will extend to April 20 its suspension of truck and engine production at its factories worldwide.

April 2, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Paccar Recalls 35,671 Peterbilt Trucks for Fire Risk

A Peterbilt Model 579 A Peterbilt Model 579 comes off the production line. Paccar says it believes that only 1% of the recalled trucks are defective. (Peterbilt Motor Co.)

Peterbilt Motor Co. is recalling 35,671 trucks to repair an issue with battery cables on certain models, according to a March 18 notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2020