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Peterbilt Receives Three Frost & Sullivan Awards

January 31, 2017 firstclass 0

Peterbilt received three prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council. Specifically, Peterbilt was recognized for Test Flow Improvement and Truck Assembly Process Efficiency, with the latter also receiving a Higher Achiever award.

A lineup of Peterbilt Model 579s equipped with the SmartLINQ remote diagnostics system at TCW

Maximum Delivery

August 18, 2016 firstclass 0

The notion that a well-appointed fleet could help draw the best drivers is a familiar concept at Tennessee Commercial Warehouse. After all, driver retention and recruitment are primary reasons the Nashville-based warehousing operation, logistics provider and carrier has been a committed Peterbilt partner since the late 1970s.

Perebilt General Manager Darrin Siver shown with the PACCAR engine

Adding It Up

August 18, 2016 firstclass 0

The greatest benefits of Peterbilt ownership are realized by those customers who have a clear sense of their cost of ownership.

The 500,000th truck to roll of the line at Peterbilt's Denton, Texas manufacturing facility

The 500,000th Truck

August 18, 2016 firstclass 0

Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility recently produced its 500,000th truck — a Model 579 equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 Engine that the company presented to Werner Enterprises during a ceremony held at the plant.

Vice President of Equipment Jeff Freeman and General Superintendent Doug Cooperrider of the Shelly Company

National Reach, Local Focus

August 18, 2016 firstclass 0

A variety of Peterbilt products goes to work daily on local projects for the Shelly Company, the leading ready-mix concrete, aggregates and asphalt provider in the state of Ohio.

Shown here during the ground-breaking ceremony are (from left to right): Ron Augustyn, Peterbilt Denton Plant Manager; Leon Handt, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of Operations; Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President; Denton Mayor Chris Watts; Denton Assistant City Manager Jon Fortune; Jeff Sanders, Hill & Wilkinson Executive Vice President; Jared Ricker, Hill & Wilkinson Senior Project Manager; and Kirk Woltman, Hill & Wilkinson Vice President. Hill & Wilkinson is the contractor working on the expansion.

Peterbilt Breaks Ground on Major Plant Expansion

August 18, 2016 firstclass 0

Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000 square-foot expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. The new building will be located just north of the plant and provide additional capacity for production and testing.

A Peterbilt Model 579 nears the Continental Divide with a full load for MTS Freight near Helena, Montana

Owning the Final Mile

August 17, 2016 firstclass 0

It’s a state that boasts both one of the largest surface areas and smallest populations in the United States. So when Steve Mergenthaler, the third generation of leadership at the Mergenthaler Companies, says his operation partners with other carriers to transfer freight “the final mile into Montana,” trust that he’s understating things a bit.

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