September 25, 2017 12:13 PM ET


Company Overview of Peterbilt Motors Company

Company Overview

Peterbilt Motors Company designs, manufactures, and markets trucks. The company offers on-highway, vocational, and medium-duty trucks; and alternative-fueled vehicles. It also provides engines, parts, and repair services. In addition, the company offers SmartLINQ, a remote diagnostics system; SmartAir, a solution that provides climate control; and SMARTNAV, an infotainment system that puts navigation, phone, music, and vehicle performance data. Further, it offers merchandise through The company provides its products and services through a network of dealers in North America. Peterbilt Motors Company was founded in 1939 and is based in Denton, Texas with manufacturing faci...

1700 Woodbrook Street

Denton, TX 76205

United States

Founded in 1939





Key Executives for Peterbilt Motors Company

Assistant General Manager of Operations
Chief Engineer
Senior Vice President of Paccar Inc
General Manager and Vice President of PACCAR
Age: 50
Director of Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Peterbilt Motors Company Key Developments

Peterbilt Announces Availability of Allison TC10® on Models 567 and 579 Later this Year 2017

Peterbilt announced the availability of the Allison TC10® fully automatic transmission on Models 567 and 579 later this year. The Allison TC10 is designed for tractor applications, such as regional and line-haul, and features a twin-countershaft design optimized for engine downspeeding and fuel economy. The patented torque converter offers industry exclusive engine torque multiplication at launch, enabling lower gear ratios while still maintaining performance. The TC10 will be offered for applications requiring up to 1,850 lb-ft of torque, and up to 110,000 GCW. The Allison TC10 offers operational ease and versatility, both key benefits that appeal to fleets focused on driver recruitment and retention. These benefits translate into reduced driver training time and cost, lower maintenance cost and increase uptime. The TC10 has no scheduled maintenance for 500,000 miles, and an five-year or 750,000 mile comprehensive transmission warranty with no exclusions on individual components. Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, 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 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers service and support, including SmartLINQ remote diagnostics, preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Model 579 Achieves New Levels of Fuel Efficiency and Driver Comfort

Peterbilt has announced enhancements to the Model 579 EPIQ package that deliver an 8% fuel economy improvement for the 2018 model year. Peterbilt’s Model 579 EPIQ is available with the fuel-efficient PACCAR MX-13 and MX-11 engines and is paired with the Fuller Advantage automated transmission to provide a wide range of horsepower and torque ratings. Fuel economy improvement incorporated into the 2017 MX engines result in up to 4% improvement over the prior model year. Additionally, both PACCAR engines reduce weight by approximately 50 pounds and extend service intervals for more uptime and lower maintenance costs, estimated at $1,000 less per truck at 600,000 miles. The 2017 release of Predictive Cruise Control on the MX engine provides additional fuel economy improvements of up to 3%. Predictive Cruise Control utilizes onboard maps and GPS information to maximize the truck’s own kinetic energy and determine the optimal vehicle speed as it approaches a hill. As the truck crests the top of the hill, the system engages the engine brake as needed to curb the vehicle speed as it approaches the bottom of the hill. The recently introduced PACCAR 40,000 pound tandem drive axle is also standard with the Model 579 for line-haul applications. Its innovative design optimizes power distribution and has fewer parts for reduced maintenance, greater reliability and a 150-pound weight savings. It features a unique through-shaft design that optimizes power flow in the forward rear axle for maximum efficiency and minimum oil churning losses, resulting in a 1% fuel economy improvement. Peterbilt has also introduced new interior color options, automatic interior temperature control for the Model 579 and several other features to improve driver comfort, the company has announced. The Model 579 offers two new interior colors: Sterling Gray and Saddle Tan. Both are available in Prestige, Premier and Platinum interior levels. These new colors offer an enhanced appearance, commensurate with Peterbilt standards of styling and quality. Enhanced comfort features of the Model 579 include updated Auto Start/Stop technology on the Peterbilt SmartAir® No-Idle Sleeper Air Conditioning System on Model 579 tractors equipped with 72-inch or 80-inch sleepers. The system can provide increased engine idle charging with idle rates as high as 900 RPM for quick charging power. Another comfort-focused design is the all-new larger sleeper window to improve comfort, increase ventilation and improve aerodynamics. The new 22-inch x 24-inch sleeper window provides a tilt style opening increasing air flow and natural light throughout the interior.

Peterbilt Motors Company Introduces Aerodynamic, Fuel Efficient Model 579 EPIQ Day Cab

Peterbilt has introduced the aerodynamic, fuel efficient Model 579 EPIQ day cab, Peterbilt Motors Company announced during the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. Customers can specify the full aero package through Peterbilt dealerships for simplified ordering or customize it for specific needs, such as an aero bumper-to-back-of-cab package or an aero bumper-to-front-tandem package. The aerodynamic components and packages are also available through Peterbilt dealerships for aftermarket installation. Peterbilt’s Model 579 EPIQ day cab is available with the fuel-efficient PACCAR MX-13 or MX-11 engine in a wide range of horsepower and torque ratings. Fuel efficiency is further enhanced with the PACCAR MX engine paired with the Fuller Advantage automated transmission. This powertrain features precise communication and proprietary control logic between the engine and transmission. The three-piece collapsible roof fairing is an industry-unique design that in a few minutes allows the roof fairing to be lowered. This allows the truck to be transported without the need to completely remove the roof fairing, as is common with most day cabs. Other features of Peterbilt’s Model 579 EPIQ package include low rolling resistance tires, the SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System and a single horizontal exhaust configuration.

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