Peterbilt Motors Company, along with Decker Truck Line, Inc., celebrated
a relationship spanning six decades with the delivery of the transportation company’s 2,500th Peterbilt truck purchased from JX Truck Center.
Decker runs a mix of Peterbilt vehicles, including the Model 579 UltraLoft, for both its refrigerated and flatbed operations. The company also runs Peterbilt’s Model 389 which is awarded to Decker’s most senior Professional Drivers.
“Decker purchased its first Peterbilt truck more than 50 years ago starting a relationship that has continued to grow stronger through many decades of doing business together,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s Assistant General Manager for Sales and Marketing. “I am proud of the relationship Peterbilt has with Decker and I congratulate them on a long history of industry leadership.”
“Over the years of purchasing Peterbilt trucks, I have enjoyed working with numerous Peterbilt general
managers, sales executives, the JX Truck Center management team and various levels of support staff,” said Don Decker, President and Chairman of the Board, Decker Truck Line, Inc. “The partnership has been one of the most meaningful and rewarding relationships I have experienced. I think it speaks for itself how impressed we are with Peterbilt and JX as we take delivery of our 2,500th Peterbilt from JX Truck Center.”
The 2,500th truck, a custom 2019 Peterbilt Model 389, will be awarded to Decker’s 2018 Grand Champion Driver of the Year, Steve Alliger. Since joining Decker in 1997, Alliger has accumulated more than 3,000,000 miles of safe driving, and in 2018 alone he made more than 160 deliveries covering more than 150,000 miles.
“Out of all our Professional Drivers, Steve was chosen to receive our 2,500th Peterbilt because he is dedicated to getting the job done right the first time and every time. Steve was chosen as our Grand Champion Professional Driver of the Year in 2018 because of his impeccable driving record,” said Decker. “He has driven more than 3.3 million safe miles, has nearly a perfect Driver Scorecard, no CSA violations or service failures and has been recognized for the dedication and pride he puts into his profession every day. Steve is just one of those Drivers who is a shining example of a true “Professional Driver” and we are very proud to have him represent Decker Truck Line and the trucking industry.”
“On behalf of the nearly 1,000 employees at JX Truck Center we are honored and take great pride in delivering the 2,500th Peterbilt custom built Model 389 to Don Decker and the chosen recipient of the Decker Truck Line 2018 Grand Champion Driver of the Year, Steve Alliger”, says Eric Jorgensen, CEO & President.
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the “Class” of the industry.
Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 380-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including SmartLINQ connected truck technologies, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, the Red Oval certified used truck program, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4- Peterbilt.
For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded
publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.