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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Catching a Glimpse of Trucking’s Future

Freightliner Cascadia equipped with Waymo autonomous technology at MCE 2022 A Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the latest generation of Waymo's autonomous technology was on display at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego in October. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The exhibit hall at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition has long served as a showcase for the latest products and innovations in freight transportation. This year’s event, which ran Oct. 22-25 in San Diego, was no exception

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterbilt Techs to Get Augmented Reality Tool

ARTech tool Peterbilt Motors Co.

Peterbilt Motors Co. reported it intends to have deployed 200 of its patented ARTech augmented reality tools to dealer locations by March 31, 2022 — a move intended to improve customer uptime.

December 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kruger Energy Adds First Peterbilt 579EV Models in Canada

Peterbilt 579EV Kruger Energy

Kruger Energy announced it purchased two Class 8 Model 579EV trucks from Peterbilt Motors Co., marking the first of the vehicles the truck maker has sold in Canada.

September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Delivers 10 Battery-Electric Trucks to Shippers Transport Express

Peterbilt battery-electric trucks The 10 battery-electric Model 579EVs will be used as part of Shippers Transport Express' drayage operations at the Port of Oakland. (Peterbilt Motors Co. via Twitter)

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the delivery of 10 battery-electric Model 579EVs to Shippers Transport Express for immediate use as part of their drayage operations at the Port of Oakland.

August 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Sunbelt Rentals Orders Peterbilt’s 579EV Class 8 Model

Peterbilt 579EV Peterbilt 579EV by Peterbilt

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced an order from Sunbelt Rentals for five of its heavy-duty battery-electric Model 579EVs intended to deliver rental machinery.

July 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Shows Off New Lineup in Classes 5-8

Model 548 Peterbilt The Model 548 can be optioned with lift axles for extra productivity. (Sturgess Associates)

FORT WORTH, Texas — The infield lanes of Texas Motor Speedway provided the setting for Peterbilt Motors Co. to introduce members of the media to its new lineup of Classes 5-8 trucks.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
April 29, 2021
Business, Equipment

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)

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced Yellow Corp. placed an order for 1,222 Peterbilt Model 579s, the single-largest order of Peterbilt trucks equipped exclusively with a Paccar powertrain.

April 28, 2021
Business, Equipment

Dobbs Truck Group Adds 18th Peterbilt Location

Dobbs HQ site Dobbs Truck Group via Facebook

Dobbs Truck Group announced it broke ground on its latest Peterbilt Motors Co. dealership, as well as Dobbs Truck Group corporate office in Sumner, Wash.

April 9, 2021
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

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