David Freymiller remembers the highs and the lows. And to see today the familiar Oklahoma City-based Freymiller fleet of Peterbilt Model 579s, now up to more than 450, hauling refrigerated meat from coast to coast, it’s hard to believe there were ever any significant lows.
The PACCAR Powertrain, one of the most important and complex product launches in Peterbilt history, was guided from the start by a simple question: “How will this benefit our customers?”
Whether you own a fleet, manage one or operate one of its vehicles, these are the primary criteria by which you measure a truck’s powertrain.
While business prospects for the TEC Companies of Lake Elsinore, Calif., were trending upward a few years ago, the state of the organization’s fleet was trending in the other direction.
Benefiting the customer with rugged yet weight-saving innovations for the vocational market, Peterbilt has launched production of its new PACCAR 20,000- and 22,000-lb. wide track steer axles. The new axles advance Peterbilt’s leadership position in providing durable, profit-driven solutions for the heavy truck industry.
In the vast flatlands of Central and Western Kansas, earning the distinction of being the largest concrete flatwork contractor[link to: link to: beranconcretedesign.com/] in the state is a significant achievement. It’s even more impressive when you consider that in the early 80’s when the company was founded by Ken Beran, it was primarily a residential contractor.
Giving customers a unique opportunity to honor Canada’s rich history, Peterbilt has announced the availability of the Model 389 Canadian 150th
Anniversary Edition, featuring distinctively Canadian features in combination with the standard-setting quality and performance features of Peterbilt’s legendary traditionally styled conventional.
Designed to minimize operator fatigue and maximize productivity, a new column-mounted shifter is now available on the Peterbilt Models 579 and 567 equipped with the new automated PACCAR Transmission. The shifter will be standard on these trucks as well as those equipped with Eaton Advantage and Ultra Shift AMTs.
With features offering reduced maintenance and greater operational efficiency, the Bendix® Versajust® LS slack adjuster and the Bendix® Eversure® spring brake are now available on Peterbilt trucks as factory options.
Peterbilt Motors Company has been recognized with three prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the company has announced.
The Peterbilt Model 520 has quickly grown its presence in the refuse industry, leading to expectations of a rapidly growing build rate of Peterbilt’s latest vocational vehicle.