Peterbilt

Nearly 6,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks with optional spotlights recalled

Paccar is recalling approximately 5,731 trucks because the optional spotlight circuit on the affected trucks “may not be adequately protected in the event of a short,” increasing the risk of fire at the fuse block.

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Fuel pump problem prompts recall of new Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks with Cummins ISX15

The recall affects approximately 1,737 model year 2017-2018 Peterbilt 367, 389, 567, 579 and 587 trucks, as well as model year 2018 Kenworth C500, T680, T800, T880 and W900 trucks.

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Traditional truck makers focus on short-haul for electric vehicles

Major truck and engine makers themselves have invested in the development of electric- and more conventional hybrid-electric-drive vehicles, but they see the most short-term promise in shorter-run applications.

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Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Used truck prices were down in 2016 with 3- t0 5-year-old tractors selling for $8,803 less (12.5 percent) on average than in 2015, according to a new report.

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Keep track of appointments with 2017 trucking calendars

Calendars featuring Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo trucks are available.

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Bridgestone developing new tire prototype for next Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck

The company says the goal for the prototype tires is to increase fuel efficiency by up to 6 percent compared to a model year 2009 baseline tires.

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Platooning, better fuel efficiency the goal for fed-sponsored trucking project

Peloton will contribute its current platooning system and higher-automation platooning technology under development. Cummins will offer powertrain technology. ZF TRW will supply steering controls, and Peterbilt will supply the trucks.

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Peterbilt ‘Red Oval’ used certification to include PacLease trucks

In addition to long warranty coverage, buyers of qualified pre-leased PacLease trucks receive the full lineup of Red Oval benefits, including comprehensive vehicle inspections, preferred financing and parts discounts.

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Peterbilt adding Bendix collision mitigation system to medium-duty models

Bendix Wingman Advanced gives drivers alerts to take evasive action and will actively engage braking if the system detects an imminent collision.

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Peterbilts old and new turn out for first Pride & Class Parade

Trucks ranging from a 1948 Model 350 to current 579s and 567s were on display and in town for Peterbilt’s annual employee and family open house.

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