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Peterbilt Model 520 configurations

May 9, 2017 by John Smith

Peterbilt has unveiled three new cab configurations for its Model 520. It now comes in left-hand, right-hand, and right-hand stand-up drive as well as the existing dual-seated drive.

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Peterbilt demos electric waste truck

May 9, 2017 by John Smith

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Visitors to the WasteExpo 2017 show from May 8 to 11 have a chance to witness a Model 520 Peterbilt running on a battery-electric drive system.

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Peterbilt 579 to have standard Wingman Advanced

April 25, 2017 by John Smith

Bendix’s Wingman Advanced Collision Mitigation System will become a standard offering on Peterbilt’s Model 579 beginning July 1. The radar-based collision mitigation system incorporates adaptive cruise control with braking as well as autonomous emergency braking. Warnings and active interventions include […]

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A Canadian Pete, eh

April 19, 2017 by John Smith

This is Canada’s sesquicentennial and Peterbilt is helping to celebrate with the new Canadian 150th Anniversary Edition Model 389.

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Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

This is no ordinary test drive. This series of videos looks a truck developed by Cummins and Peterbilit that is more a showcase of emerging technologies.

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Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

This is no ordinary test drive. This series of videos looks a truck developed by Cummins and Peterbilit that is more a showcase of emerging technologies.

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PacLease honors top dealers

April 10, 2017 by John Smith

BELLEVUE, WA — PacLease has named PacLease Edmonton Kenworth in Edmonton, Alberta, and Location de Camioins Excellence PacLease in Sainte-Julie, Quebec, as Canada’s 2016 Kenworth and Peterbilt Franchises of the Year.

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Allison TC10 automatics for PACCAR

March 28, 2017 by John Smith

Allison TC10 fully automatic transmissions will be available on trucks including the Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt 567 and 579 later this year, supporting applications that need up to 1,850 lb-ft of torque and Gross Combination Weights up to 110,000 pounds.

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Suppliers predict growing truck market

March 23, 2017 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – What a difference a few months can make. Earlier this year, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems was projecting Class 8 truck sales would drop about 5-10%. Now it’s projecting the market will grow about 5%.

“Overall, I think the economy has turned for us in the trucking industry,” chairman Joe McAleese observed, citing growing truck orders and dropping cancellations. Truck tonnage and utilization are both seen as under control.

It was a theme repeated during briefings during the Mid-America Trucking Show’s media day.

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Peterbilt targets 15% market share

March 23, 2017 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – Peterbilt produced 36,000 trucks in 2016, marking its fourth-highest production year on record. But it wants more in 2017. Specifically, the target is more market share.

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Model 220 improved

March 15, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

Peterbilt adds new features and options for weight savings, better performance, and improved serviceability for Model 220

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Camions Excellence honored for engine excellence

February 23, 2017 by John Smith

DENTON, TX – Camions Excellence Peterbilt has been named PACCAR MX Engine Dealer of the Year for its support of the MX engine.

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Peterbilt’s ‘Cruise Control of the Future’

January 24, 2017 by Jim Park

DALLAS, TX — Peterbilt showed off its take on autonomous vehicle technologies to reporters Friday during a Technology Showcase at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Bill Kahn, manager of advanced concepts at Peterbilt, doesn’t really like to call the two demonstration vehicles “autonomous,” although they would qualify as a Level 3 autonomous vehicle under U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration classifications. He characterizes the technology more as the “cruise control of the future” and a “stepping stone to autonomous vehicles.” Peterbilt engineers have dubbed it “advanced driver assist systems.” A bumper-mounted radar system, on one of the trucks, and a lidar camera on the other, are used to determine the distance from the truck to the vehicle or obstacle ahead of it. The lidar has the added advantage of not only being able to determine an obstacle ahead, but also a wider field of “view” and the ability to provide some data on the size and shape of whatever’s there.

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PacLease adds 3 BC locations

December 29, 2016 by John Smith

BELLEVUE, WA – PacLease has added three British Columbia locations to a network that now includes 454 facilities throughout North America.

Inland PacLease in West Kelowna, Peterbilt Pacific Leasing in Lantzville, and Peterbilt Pacific Leasing in Delta were among 10 new locations announced this week.

“PacLease had another strong year and we’re finding increased demand for those wanting to rent and lease Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks,” said Jake Civitts, director of franchise operations for PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease). “With the opening of our new PacLease locations, including three in the major markets of the Detroit and Philadelphia areas, along with Birmingham, we’re well situated for continued growth.”

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Peterbilt and Bendix in medium duty

November 9, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Models 337 and 348 are now available with Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology as a factory-installed option