Peterbilt Motors Co.

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
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Launches Top Customer Service Designation for Dealers

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Peterbilt Motors Co., a unit of Paccar Inc., announced the first 71 dealers to earn its Platinum Service Center certification.

February 20, 2020
Business, Technology

Peterbilt Adds Technician Institute Campus

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Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the opening of its fifth Peterbilt Technician Institute campus, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

August 20, 2019
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

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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.

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.

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 | Senior 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