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100,000th PACCAR MX-13 Engine Produced in North America

The 100,000th PACCAR MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) which will operate the landmark engine in a Peterbilt Model 579, Peterbilt Motors Company announced. “PACCAR’s MX-13 engine continues to achieve new levels of success through exceptional fuel economy, reliability and performance. It is the ideal engine for […]

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Peterbilt’s New 58-Inch Sleeper Available For Order

Peterbilt’s new 58-inch sleeper – ideal for weight conscious short- and regional-haul applications – is now available for order through the company’s dealer network, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. The new sleeper is available for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567. It reduces weight as much as 100 pounds (versus an 80-inch […]

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Peterbilt Demonstrated Fuel Efficiency, Driving Simulator at Earth Day Texas

Peterbilt Motors Company participated in the world’s largest Earth Day celebration – Earth Day Texas – April 24-26 at Fair Park in Dallas. The company had two vehicles on display, the Model 579 EPIQ and a natural-gas powered Model 579, and a unique driving simulator that includes a full-size truck cab. “Earth Day Texas is […]

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OOIDA Member Receive $1,000 Rebate on New Peterbilts

Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) can receive a $1,000 cash rebate from Peterbilt when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. “Peterbilt and owner-operators have been synonymous for decades and we’re to continue to support these valuable customers and the OOIDA organization,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of […]

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Peterbilt Showcasing Fuel Efficiency at TMC

Peterbilt Motors Company is bringing its best in fuel economy to the TMC Annual Meeting with its aerodynamic flagship Model 579 EPIQ – which includes the PACCAR MX-13 engine – and a separate MX-13 standalone display so attendees can get a closer look at the ground-breaking engine. “The Model 579 EPIQ is revolutionizing the industry […]

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New Anti-Theft System for Peterbilt Models 579, 567 with Paccar MX-13 Engines

Peterbilt now offers a new anti-theft system for its Models 579 and 567 equipped with PACCAR MX-13 Engines, providing customers with an extra layer of security. “The anti-theft system integrates with the MX-13 Engine and the vehicle’s Driver Information Center to require operators to enter a unique passcode to start the truck,” says Peterbilt Chief […]

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Peterbilt Showcases Autonomous Assist Driving Technology

Advanced technologies capable of autonomous driving to complement vehicle operators was showcased during the ITS World Congress in Detroit this week. The innovative system was demonstrated on a Peterbilt Model 579 concept truck. “The autonomous truck of the future is an extension of existing, individual systems already available for today’s commercial vehicles,” said Bill Kahn, […]

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Build Your Own Model 579 on www.peterbilt.com

Pick a color. Select a sleeper, or go with a day cab. Fine tune your PACCAR MX-13 Engine ratings. Make the Model 579 of your desire with a new configurator tool available at www.peterbilt.com recently introduced by Peterbilt Motors Company. “The new online configurator lets users build their own Model 579 in a fun, immersive […]

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System Now Available for Peterbilt Models 579 and 567

Helping provide improved fuel economy, safety and tire life, the Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now available for Peterbilt’s Models 579 and 567, the company recently announced. The TPMS system monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on the vehicle in real time and will warn the operator of potential problems. […]

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Peterbilt Celebrates 75 Years with Model 579 Anniversary Edition

During the Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt announced a new special Model 579 that features unique interior and exterior styling and exclusive content. Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President, Darrin Siver said, “This is a milestone year for the company and we wanted to acknowledge it in a way that has been defining Peterbilt for […]

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Truck Show Displays New Eco-Friendly Semi

KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports It seems like cars are getting better gas mileage, these days. But there’s a new model of semi-truck that’s becoming more eco-friendly, as well. A Peterbilt Model 579 was displayed at the One-Day Truck Technology Extravaganza in Sioux City. You think I would’ve learned from my […]

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The Model 579, announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March and now in production, meets SmartWay’s established comprehensive set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers.

Peterbit’s Model 579 Receives SmartWay Designation

Peterbilt Motors Co. said Friday its new Model 579 has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay designation. The Model 579 joins Peterbilt’s lineup of SmartWay designated vehicles, which includes the Model 587, Model 386 with and without LNG and Model 384. “After extensive product development and aerodynamic refinement, we are very proud to obtain […]

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