Prime Inc., one of North America’s largest carriers with refrigerated, flatbed, tanker and intermodal divisions, has ordered 900 Peterbilt Model 579s equipped with PACCAR MX-13 engines.
“Peterbilt is a great business partner with a long history of providing Prime with vehicle and support solutions that help us build on our reputation as the industry’s most reliable and competitive carrier,” said Darrel Hopkins, Prime’s director of leasing. “We believe the Model 579 will help us attract and retain drivers, as well as provide outstanding fuel efficiency and uptime.”
Prime has been operating Peterbilts for more than 10 years. The 900 trucks just purchased will be equipped with Peterbilt’s premium 80-in. sleepers and the PACCAR MX-13 engine.
“Peterbilt and Prime are two of the most recognizable names in trucking, both synonymous with quality, reliability and value,” said Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President Darrin Siver. “The Model 579 is the most fuel efficient, innovative vehicle in Peterbilt’s history and Prime’s commitment to this model further elevates it as the truck of choice for quality, performance and value, not to mention operator satisfaction.”