Today's Trucking

Test driving Peterbilt’s Model 579

May 29, 2019 by John Smith

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.


UltraLoft takes 579 to new heights

February 21, 2018 by John Smith

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 discs for Model 579

December 14, 2017 by John Smith

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.


Build Your Pete

May 25, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Peterbilt customers can build their own Model 579 – choosing from a range of configurations – with a new, free app for iPads


Peterbilt No-Idle SmartAir System

December 23, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Pete has enhanced its SmartAir no-idle system with new auto-start technology that helps keep main and auxiliary batteries charged


New Peterbilt Models

April 1, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

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


Build Your Own Model 579

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

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


Peterbilt Package Saves Fuel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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