Peterbilt

Getting 140,000 pounds up a mountain on natural gas: Done and done

Equipment Editor Jack Roberts took a natural gas powered Pete for an a-typical test drive in Vancouver, where the truck was responsible for lugging 140,000-pound flatbed doubles – a “bi-train,” as the Canadians call it – into the Cascade Mountains.

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SEC fines Paccar for accounting, reporting error

PACCAR, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth, has been fined by the SEC for an accounting error in reporting its earnings.

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Peterbilt hires new GM after Kozek exit

Peterbilt has hired Darrin Siver as its new general manager after former GM Bill Kozek took a job at Navistar.

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Big Rig Books hauls reads for the kids

John C. Gervase founded the nonprofit to encourage literacy among underprivileged children.

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Longhaul Survivor benefit truck raffle

A yearlong raffle of this custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 begins at the 2013 Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck/Tractor show in Earlville, Iowa.

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My MATS Mash-up

Another Mid-America Trucking Show is in the books and things are quiet for the moment while the trucking industry catches its collective breath. There’ll be more big news coming soon – I’ll be in Germany this time next month to get an up-close look at the new Detroit automatic transmission. But in the meantime, let’s sift through the confetti and see what we learned in Louisville last week. Our industry has a hangover I’m talking about the ...

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Peterbilt announces new vocational model tractor

Peterbilt unveiled today a new vocational truck, the Model 567, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where it also announced the availability of a new 80-inch sleeper for its Model 579 truck. The 579 was unveiled at the same show two years ago. In addition to an 80-inch sleeper option, the truck maker also said today a new mid-length option for the 579 will be available as an option. For more on the ...

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Truck gets funky with animated light show

Slick CGI animation shows a Peterbilt 379 as a canvas for a light show.

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‘Hooked!’ — more on Homer’s custom wrecker

Accolades were heaped on Milwaukee-based Homer Schultz's amazing custom 1993 Peterbilt 379 wrecker in the wake of Overdrive's story on the rig.

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Running around Cali: Martin Jez’ 1988 Pete cabover

California-based owner-operator Jez realized he'd need to upgrade his emissions system in the near term -- he delayed the need by, well, buying old.

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