One of America’s oldest family-owned trucking companies didn’t get that way by being, well, old. In fact, the Decker Truck Line fleet is turning younger than ever, and it’s a nimble, proactive approach to growth strategy and market conditions that continues to guide the Fort Dodge, Iowa-based firm.
Decker Truck Line in Fort Dodge, Iowa, is marking its 85th year as a family-owned and operated business. Peterbilt manufactured its first truck in 1939 — Decker pulled its first load in 1931.
Peterbilt has finished three plant expansion projects and is nearing completion of a fourth at its Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility.
Jacksonville-based Advanced Disposal System is the largest privately held waste company in the country, with a 3,000-truck fleet and a footprint in 20 states. However, CEO Richard Burke prefers to focus on the company culture.
The Peterbilt nameplate on Valley Tank and Container equipment these days is identical to the one that adorned Johnny Verschuur’s classic Model 379 a couple decades ago. But trust that the medium-duty Peterbilts in the fleet are very different.
The Peterbilt Preferred loyalty card program is celebrating 10 years of promoting best-in-class products and offering members savings on parts and services.
The Cummins Westport ISL-G Near Zero engine, with emissions 90 percent lower than the current EPA NOx limit, will soon be available for Peterbilt Models 567, 520 and 320, Peterbilt has announced.
The Hendrickson SOFTEK NXT integrated monoleaf suspension and steer axle system is now available for the Model 579 and the Model 567 with set forward axles, Peterbilt has announced.
The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) has graduated more than 200 service technicians, grown to three campuses and expanded its scope to include training for fleet customers’ service technicians, Peterbilt recently announced.
Peterbilt recently hosted a two-day Body Integration course at its Denton, Texas manufacturing facility, featuring speakers on topics such as electrical architecture, software updates, system programming, chassis information and body company support.
Peterbilt will work with Cummins to develop new technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck II program, the company has announced.