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Peterbilt partners with Platform Science

They’ll develop a connected products ecosystem for medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, launching in 2024.

Peterbilt of Atlanta announces eighth location

The new location will allow Peterbilt of Atlanta to better serve its customers along the Interstate 16 corridor in Georgia.

Peterbilt showcases advanced truck technology at CES

Peterbilt’s most advanced trucks were a CES showstopper.

The biggest heavy-duty truck stories of 2022

Let’s put this year in perspective. In January, just 12 months ago, the U.S. set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations. Five months later in May, ACT Expo in-person attendance grew by 60% compared to the show that took place nine months earlier and the truck market was booming but hampered by supply chain shortages. And

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Peterbilt Technician Institute recognizes milestone 100th graduating class

The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) recently graduated the milestone 100th class. The ten graduates of the 12-week advanced technician program are among the nearly 1,000 PTI factory-certified technicians that have been trained and placed at Peterbilt dealer service locations since the launch of the program in 2013. The PTI graduates participated in a graduation ceremony

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Truck powertrain downspeeding—how low can you go?

It’s been part of the specification vernacular for many years. As a powertrain-focused strategy for improving fuel economy, downspeeding has been of interest to fleets looking to lower fuel costs. For manufacturers, it is also a means of meeting efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions regulations. The concept itself is simple. With downspeeding, the rear axle

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SuperTruck, Autonomous Truck, Electric Truck: Peterbilt’s biggest technology lineup

Parked side by side, Peterbilt’s most advanced trucks–its autonomous Model 579 test truck, the 2023 SuperTruck, and the battery electric Model 579EV day cab–were an impressive display of how quickly and far truck technology has advanced, even through two years of world-altering events. The autonomous Model 579 on display was a next step in the

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Peterbilt enhances SmartLINQ subscription process

Peterbilt announced enhancements to its SmartLINQ suite of connected services with a convenient new process for customers to manage their SmartLINQ subscription online through the PACCAR Solutions web portal. Using their existing PACCAR Solutions Portal access, customers can monitor, manage and renew their SmartLINQ subscriptions. Payments can now be made directly via credit card or ACH

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Peterbilt rolls out its SuperTruck 2, autonomous truck at ATA MCE

Peterbilt Motors Co. showcased its advanced technology vehicles at the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) show in San Diego, Calif. It was the first time Peterbilt’s new SuperTruck II demonstrator vehicle has been seen publicly. SuperTruck II features a unique aerodynamic shape with a center drive position that improves overall visibility,

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Peterbilt launches special edition Model 389X

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the launch of the limited-release Model 389X. The 389X celebrates the status of the Model 389 with a new special edition. The 389X embodies the heritage of the Model 389 with its bold styling and bright exterior features.  The 389X includes a highly polished hood crown surrounding a classic-style, louvered grille sheet inspired by

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Peterbilt delivers Model 579 EVs to Quantix for drayage operations

Peterbilt Motors Co. delivered of two Model 579 electric vehicles (EVs) to Quantix for drayage operation in its Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia facilities. The trucks were delivered by Performance Peterbilt in early August. Quantix has an extensive network of over 50 terminals and warehousing and packaging facilities nationwide. The Quantix fleet includes over

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PACCAR to offer Cummins X15N natural gas engine

PACCAR will work with Cummins to offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The X15N is the first natural gas engine to be specifically designed for heavy-duty truck applications with up to 500 HP output. The engine will include the integration of the Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies fuel delivery

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