Peterbilt Motors Co.

Business, Equipment

Peterbilt Standardizes Jost Air Slide Fifth Wheel

Peterbilt has named the Jost JSK37 12-inch inboard air slide fifth wheel as standard on its Model 579 Class 8 truck, according to a Jan. 22 press release from Jost. The standardization became effective Jan. 1.

January 30, 2019
Business, Technology

Peterbilt Plans Enhancements to SmartNav

Peterbilt cab TruckPR

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that its SmartNav communications system will soon offer the capability to install and operate the PeopleNet app directly from the truck’s in-cab display.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Business, Equipment

Peterbilt Begins Production of 579 UltraLoft Model

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced it has begun production of its Model 579 UltraLoft with a high-roof, integral cab-and-sleeper design for its flagship on-highway model.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

SuperFan Rick McClerkin Wins Peterbilt's 1 Millionth Truck

SuperFan winner Rick McClerkin McClerkin and Cantaloube enjoy the view from his new Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick McClerkin has been a Peterbilt truck lover since he was a kid. Now 61, he's officially the SuperFan and has a Model 567 to prove it.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Human-Machine Interaction, Computing Power Key to Development of Autonomous Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. Darryl Oster Oster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — To pave the way for autonomous trucks, technology developers will need to refine the interaction between the human and the machine, and add more advanced sensors and greater computing power to the vehicle, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017