New fuel-economy technologies, including advances in the Department of Energy SuperTruck program, highlighted Peterbilt’s recent presentation during the Future Truck Task Force Leadership session at the 2017 Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting.
Peterbilt has worked in partnership with Cummins on the SuperTruck initiative, which is focused on enhancing commercial vehicle fuel economy. These technologies are now being brought to market, according to Peterbilt Project Manager Ken Damon, who presented on behalf of Peterbilt.
“Peterbilt is focused on enhancing commercial vehicle fuel economy through the now commercially viable product updates and technologies that were first studied and refined during SuperTruck development,” said Damon. “The results give our customers real opportunities to improve their profitability and further optimize their investment in Peterbilt products.
TMC attendees had the opportunity to study some of these product refinements on-site as a specially developed Model 579 concept truck, equipped with a Cummins ISX15, was on display. Additional Peterbilt product enhancements, such as the EPIQ package for maximum aerodynamic performance and the PACCAR 40,000-lb. tandem drive axle, were also available for review, as was a demonstration of Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ remote diagnostics technology.