SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Seven years have passed since Jim Park first drove a Peterbilt Model 579. It’s safe to say the truck has only improved with the passing of time. He took one for a lengthy test drive and recorded some impressive results.
Peterbilt has unveiled a new 80-inch integral sleeper known as the UltraLoft, adding an array of features to the Model 579 that improve comfort for team drivers and enhance aerodynamics in the process.
Rear disc brakes are now standard on Peterbilt Model 579 trucks, building on the stopping power of front disc brakes introduced to the model in 2012.
Peterbilt customers can build their own Model 579 – choosing from a range of configurations – with a new, free app for iPads
Pete has enhanced its SmartAir no-idle system with new auto-start technology that helps keep main and auxiliary batteries charged
Peterbilt has introduced a new set-forward front axle Model 567, a 58-in. sleeper for the Model 579, and a predictive cruise control option
Pick a color. Select a sleeper, or go with a day cab. Fine tune your engine ratings. Make the Model 579 of your desire with a new configurator tool available at www.peterbilt.com
The new EPIQ package for the Model 579 provides components claimed to improve fuel economy by as much as 10%. And there’s the all-new Model 220 medium-duty COE