Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Announces New Medium-Duty Trucks and Transmission, Updated Engines

Peterbilt 535 and 536 Peterbilt's 535 and 536 models (Peterbilt)

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced two new medium-duty box truck models — the 535 and 536 — aimed at the lease and rental segment; and two other models — the 537 and 548 — intended for the vocational “Class 7/8 market” that allow for multiple body builder integrations.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Montreal Group Adds Full-Service Dealership

Kenworth Montreal location in Mirabel, Quebec Kenworth Montreal Group's site in Mirabel, Quebec, features 15 service bays. (

Kenworth Montreal Group has opened full-service location in Mirabel, Quebec, to keep up with a growing local economy and the service needs of customers.

April 2, 2021
Business, Equipment

Paccar Q4 Earnings, Revenue Drop

Paccar electric vehicles (MAGROUND GmbH)

Paccar Inc. posted lower fourth-quarter net income and revenue while achieving record quarterly parts revenue and notching its record market share for medium-duty vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2021
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

Trucks on PacLease lot 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