Peterbilt

Rearview: Peterbilt ads through the years

From the long needle-nose models of the ’60s to the cabovers of the ’70s and ’80s, the 20-year reign of the iconic Model 379 and today’s modern aerodynamic tractor stylings, Peterbilt tractors have graced the back cover of Overdrive for nearly 40 years. Here's a look at some of the truck maker's Overdrive ads through the decades.

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One independent’s comeback from the brink: A run with Ted Bowers

A rare opportunity to make part of a run with Kingston, Tenn.-based Ted Bowers, owner of the small trucking company that bears his name, yields a story of adversity overcome that holds lessons in the importance of close freight, accounting, driver and other partnerships.

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New Peterbilt dealer open in Lincoln, Neb.

New Peterbilt of Lincoln dealer location expands parking, service and sales area at I-80 exit 405 in Nebraska -- now part of the Midwest Peterbilt Group, which will be familiar to regular readers for a variety of reasons ...

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First Peterbilt featuring MX-11 engine rolls off line

The Model 567 SFFA/Paccar MX-11 combination, destined for Knife River's Northwest mixer operations, was driven off the Texas facility's line by reps of the Bismarck, N.D.-based company.

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‘After Midnight’ custom Pete 389 glider comes by way of power pair of truck builders

Fitzgerald Glider Kits brought the ideas and the plan, and Rabbit River Transport’s Eric Hassevoort brought the truck, the will to show it and years of experience to the custom build of “After Midnight,” a 2015 Peterbilt 389 working show truck.

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Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas plant celebrates 35 years

Peterbilt's plant in Denton, Texas is celebrating 35 years.

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New apparel added to Peterbilt online merchandise store

Peterbilt has added more than 50 new items to the 2016 Peterbilt gift and merchandise collection at the company's online gift shop.

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Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper available in 579, 567 models

Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s Model 579 and vocational Model 567 in low- and mid-roof configurations.

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Two views from the independent road

Two views on the KW and Pete of two operators that express what we don't hear enough -- that's joy, simply put, in memories of the past, satisfaction at a job well done in the present, and hope for the future.

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25th anniversary Truckers’ Choice champion: Jon Eilen’s 2010 Peterbilt 389 and Macsimizer trailer

Wisconsin-based owner-operator Jon Eilen and his 2010 Peterbilt 389 and matching Macsimizer trailer won Overdrive's special edition 25th Anniversary Truckers' Choice contest

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