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Peterbilt GM Jason Skoog talks next-gen 579 truck technology, fuel efficiency

Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

The technology you can’t see in today’s trucks is just as important as the technology you can. The next-gen Peterbilt 579 first impression is striking—from the improved aerodynamic design that offers a 7% fuel efficiency gain over the previous iteration when spec’d with a PACCAR powertrain, according to the OEM, to the 15-in. digital driver display and myriad of intelligent powertrain offerings like adaptive and predictive cruise features. And oh yeah, did I mention the rear-view camera enabled Digital Vision System?

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There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the next-gen Peterbilt 579, and who better to be your guide through the new features than Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president? I connected with Jason just after the launch of the 579 next generation and then headed to Denton, Texas, for my own hands-on experience. Click the story above to have your own digital experience of the next-gen Peterbilt 579.

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