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1953 Peterbilt 280 Conventional

1953 Peterbilt 280 Conventional

1953 Peterbilt 280 Early production truck, serial number M761 Model 280 Single Axle 262 HP Cummins turbo diesel engine 4x3...
1956 Peterbilt 350 COE

1956 Peterbilt 350 COE

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1972 Peterbilt 352M COE

1972 Peterbilt 352M COE

This two owner 1972 Perterbuilt 352M is presented in White exterior paint with Light and Dark Blue Stripes. It has...
1975 Peterbilt 352 ST COE

1975 Peterbilt 352 ST COE

This 1975 Peterbilt 352ST has been cosmetically painted. It has a 350hp Cummings engine that is backed by a Eaton-Fuller...
1983 Peterbilt 362 Double Sleeper

1983 Peterbilt 362 Double Sleeper

1986 Peterbilt 359 Daycab

1986 Peterbilt 359 Daycab

1986 PETERBILT 359 Day Cab TRUCK, Very Clean, Rust Free, 9-Speed Eaton, 350 Big Cam Cummins, No Jake Brake, No...
1990 Peterbilt 379exhd

1990 Peterbilt 379exhd

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1999 Peterbilt 379 Exhd Semi Cab

1999 Peterbilt 379 Exhd Semi Cab

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2000 Peterbilt 379

2000 Peterbilt 379

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2000 Peterbilt 379 Custom Bike Hauler

2000 Peterbilt 379 Custom Bike Hauler

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2003 Peterbilt 379 Exhd Sleeper Cab

2003 Peterbilt 379 Exhd Sleeper Cab

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2003 Peterbilt 379 Exhd Sleeper Cab

2003 Peterbilt 379 Exhd Sleeper Cab

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2005 Peterbilt 379 Conventional Sleper Cab

2005 Peterbilt 379 Conventional Sleper Cab

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2011 Peterbilt 389 Daycab

2011 Peterbilt 389 Daycab

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2012 Peterbilt 587 Sleeper Cab

2012 Peterbilt 587 Sleeper Cab

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5 Reasons Truckers Love the Classic 359 Peterbilt Truck

The 359 Peterbilt truck, is one of THE most popular models of all big rig trucks, originally built for the discriminating owner operator who needed a truck that could stand up to the challenges of long haul trucking.

The 359 Pete was Peterbilt’s top of the line conventional highway truck. In it’s day, it was THE hottest rig to own.

Peterbilt has made some great trucks, but this model, truly helped to make the Peterbilt company what it is today.

5 Reasons We Love the Peterbilt 359

At the time the 359 was first introduced to the market, if a trucker wanted a long hood rig, the choice was the Peterbilt 359 or the Kenworth W900A truck.

Freightliner, wasn’t even in the race, back then.

Black 84 Peterbilt 359 Round Headlights

5 Reasons Truckers Loved the 359 Peterbilt

1.  Any specs could be ordered.  The Pete 359’s had a large engine compartment. Almost any engine and transmission combination, could be spec’ed for an order.

This was a huge advantage as they could be designed for logging, produce work and any kind of specialized trucking. 

At the time, the 3408 Cat engine was popular and it would fit under the hood of a 359….a popular choice. 

Virtually any tranny could be placed in the 359 model, even the Spicer 604, the transmission of choice at the time.

359 Peterbilt Black Gray Custom Rig

2.  Cool 359 signature features such as long hood, large breather canisters, high stacks, prominent grill.

Custom 359 Peterbilt Large Sleeper Berth Maroon Black

3.  Aluminum bodyextended life of the unit.

Another added perk to the aluminum composition, was that it didn’t suffer from corrosion, so the bodies of this model, would, and have lasted a long time. aluminum body also made for a light weight truck.

If a trucker was looking for the lightest unit possible, this truck could be ordered with an all aluminum cab and bunk, and even the frame could be ordered in aluminum.

It was ‘full size’, and didn’t weigh very much…. a factor that was especially important to truckers hauling extra heavy freight, like produce haulers.

4. Excellent turning radius, due to the steering box and the length of the steering axle.

5. Solid after market value. Not only was the style of this rig, top notch in it’s class, but it’s resale was like no other!

Because it could be ordered just about any way possible, the resale of these rigs were excellent… a major factor for owner operators and trucking companies.

In fact, the 359 Peterbilt, still maintains excellent value, even today, with a market flooded with used old big rigs.

The last 400 or so, of 359’s manufactured, were ‘numbered’.

These particular units are especially valuable. Peterbilt had a series of custom paint jobs which were unique to the 359’s and if a 359 has one of these paint jobs, it will bring in even more money in resale value.

Related > Check out one of the 359 Peterbilt Numbered Trucks

Related > Peterbilt 359 Photo Collection 

Peterbilt 359 Red White Late Model

A Sad Day For 359 Fans — Peterbilt Stops Making the 359

When Peterbilt announced their decision to discontinue their 359 model, it set off a frenzy, and many people rushed to buy them, thinking that the company was discontinuing this long hood truck….. a smart marketing move on their part.

But what the company really did, was actually make some improvements to the design and the quality control, and essentially just made the 359 Peterbilt even better.

They improved the cab by making it wider with more leg room.

They called it the UNIBILT cab which is a cab and bunk on one air ride system.

The UNIBILT cab substantially improved the ride of the vehicle. Thus, the beginning of another legend, the Peterbilt 379.

The 359 was quite a truck in it’s day.

1987 Peterbilt 359 Numbered Truck

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The History of Peterbilt Trucks

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Trucking Industry Information on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Have you ever wondered about the history of Peterbilt trucks? Who started it all? What contributes to its success? You’ve found the right place. From the very beginning in 1939, to the monumental milestone Peterbilt has reached this year, there are loads of interesting facts and details. Ready to begin?

1939-1950’s

The year was 1939. T.A Peterman leaves the logging industry after finding an interest in buying excess trucks from the Army and rebuilding/improving them for heavy hauling. He bought a failed Fageol Motors, turning it into, well you guessed it, Peterbilt. The first few truck models that Peterman came out with were Model 334 and Model 260. Both of these were known for their all-steel cab. When WWII started, Peterbilt focused on bringing their expertise in trucking to help out their country by creating Model 364, which was known for being a dependable workhorse. T.A was unfortunately only able to enjoy his success for five short years until he passed away in 1944; a year before the war ended. His wife sold the company to a handful of managers.

1950-1970

Once the war ended, Peterbilt had new goals to reach. 1954 comes and introduces Model 351, becoming the longest production in Peterbilt history! It was then that the Peterbilt’s Red Oval logo was made. It was in 1958, that the Pacific Car & Foundry, who later changed their name to PACCAR, purchased Peterbilt, starting a relationship that has lasted for 60 years (and still going).  The 1960s was a period of innovation for Peterbilt. One of the biggest changes was Model 352. The 352 switched to a lightweight aluminum cab and had a 90-degree tilt UniLite cab. The next big addition was made on Model 358 with the addition of the Peterbilt bird hood ornament.

1980-2000

Continuing on with Peterbilt’s history, a new manufacturing facility opens up in 1980 in Denton Texas. The main reasoning for the opening of this facility was to increase Peterbilt’s manufacturing abilities. One of the first revolutionary new designs from this facility was Model 362. This model increased the popularity of cab-over-engine tractors. In 1986, Peterbilt introduces the most iconic truck in generations: Model 379. After the 379, Peterbilt starts to apply their craftsmanship and expertise to seize new opportunities. Opportunity number one was entering the Medium Duty Market. Model 330 was the first of that market. In the 2000s, Peterbilt comes out with even more trucks! The first being Model 386, which was the first product designed to be environmentally friendly and fuel efficient. Peterbilt also came out with new trucks for the Medium Duty Market; models 210 and 220, which are both known for being comfortable and having great maneuverability.

2010-2015

New Era. New Truck. Model 587; sleeper model. This model took a great leap in its aerodynamic design. Peterbilt set a new goal to become more advanced and innovative in its company’s technology in 2012. Hello, Model 579. This becomes the highest technological advancement Peterbilt has made. 2013 arrives and Peterbilt moves its focus to the vocational side of the trucking industry. The first vocational truck is Model 567, which provided more job versatility. Peterbilt started offering the MX-11 engine in 2015. This particular engine had the power and reliability customers wanted. The engine features 430 horsepower and 1650 lb-ft of torque.

2016-2018

Mixing past with the future…that’s what Model 567 offered. With modern amenities and aerodynamics, this truck carries on Peterbilt’s tradition of pride and class. Paccar completed the new 12-speed automated transmission in 2017. This new transmission was designed from the ground up to maximize durability, fuel efficiency, and drivability. Model 579 is introduced in 2018, which was bold and distinctive. How so, you ask? By showing off the high-roof integral, which provides drivers the ultimate living and working environment. This feature took the already-superior model 579 to a new level of performance and comfort.

Conclusion

Here we are, in the year 2019, and Peterbilt is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Peterbilt is built on innovation, enduring craftsmanship’s, individualized solutions, and pride and class. They are the industry’s truck of choice, and Peterbilt’s history shows us why. The sky’s the limit for this company, and we believe Peterbilt will remain the truck manufacturer of choice because of this continued innovation.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 8:00 am and is filed under Trucking Industry Information. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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List of Peterbilt vehicles

Retired Peterbilt vehicles Model name Production Vehicle type Notes Mid-Ranger (200) 1987-1999[8]medium-duty (Class 5-7)

COE, low cab forward

Version of the Volkswagen LT, using MAN G90 (wide-body) cab, produced in Brazil.

Sold with American-market drivetrain

210 1998-2007[1]

2011-???[2]

medium-duty (Class 6)

COE, low cab forward

Adaptation of DAF LF, shared with Kenworth

Second generation built on 325 frame

26,000-pound GVWR; non-CDL applications[9]

320
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1987-2016 COE, low cab forward Replaced 310 (and Kenworth Hustler)

Added right-hand stand-up drive to cab[10]

335

340

????-2009 335: Class 7

340: Class 7/8

It is the older models of the 337 and 348 349 1980-1987 on-highway (Class 8) Light-GVWR highway tractor.[11]

Slightly sloped hood, wider grille than 348; also available with set-back front axle.[12]

357
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1986-??? on-highway (Class 8) Severe-service/vocational model line.

Similar in configuration to 378, but with heavier-duty chassis

111-inch through 123-inch BBC; set-back and set-forward front axles

Flat-fender hood (similar to 353) offered as an option, along with front PTO[13]

362
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1981-2005 on-highway (Class 8)

Cabover/COE

Replaced Model 352 COE; visually similar, all-new design.[14][15]

54-inch to 110-inch BBC; multiple axle configurations (including tandem-steer)

362E (introduced c.1990) with greater interior room, easier entry[15]

372 1988-1994 on-highway (Class 8)

Cabover/COE

Last all-new Peterbilt COE design

Developed to improve aerodynamics over 362 (sharing its doors and grille[15]); received over 11 MPG in development testing[15][16]

Intended for team operation; raised-roof sleeper integrated into large roof fairing; rounded nose fairing raised for engine access.

Unusual appearance created many nicknames, including "Winnebago", "football helmet", or "Darth Vader"[15] (or less kind).

375 1987-2005 on-highway (Class 7/8) First Peterbilt aerodynamic conventional; similar in concept to the Kenworth T600 and is the daycab version of the Peterbilt 377 that carry's lighter loads

Fiberglass hood sloped similar to 349, with large fenders (incorporating headlamps and turn signals)

120-inch BBC (set-back front axle), 122-inch BBC (set-forward front axle)

Directly replaced by 120-inch 385 (along with 387)

377
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1986-2000 on-highway (Class 8) First Peterbilt aerodynamic conventional; similar in concept to the Kenworth T600

Fiberglass hood sloped similar to 349, with large fenders (incorporating headlamps and turn signals)

120-inch BBC (set-back front axle), 122-inch BBC (set-forward front axle)

Directly replaced by 120-inch 385 (along with 387)

378
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1986-2007 on-highway (Class 8) Replaced Model 348

Built for multiple applications, including vocational and on-highway.[17]

Similar to 379 (sharing its 119-inch BBC); a higher-mounted cab added a sloped hood design to the model line.

Multiple axle configurations; set-forward and set-back front axles

379
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1987-2007 on-highway (Class 8) Replaced Model 359 as flagship Peterbilt conventional.

119-inch and 127-inch BBC

In design change from 359, turn signals moved from fenders to (rectangular) headlamps

Replaced by 389 in 2007

379x 1987–2007 on-highway (Class 8) 379X was a special edition of the 379. there were roughly 1-2000 of them produced.

119-inch and 127-inch BBC

In design change from 359, turn signals moved from fenders to (rectangular) headlamps

Replaced by 389 in 2007

384
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2007-??? on-highway (Class 8) 116-inch BBC version of 386[18]385
1996 Peterbilt 385 4x2 tow truck, front left side.jpg
1996-2007 on-highway (Class 8) Developed to compete with Freightliner FLD 112

Similar in appearance to 377 (different hood slope)

112-inch BBC; set-back front axle standard

120-inch BBC replaced Model 377

386
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2005-2015 on-highway (Class 8) Combined aerodynamic hood design of 387 with standard Peterbilt cab design (except external air cleaners)

126-inch BBC

387
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1999-2010 on-highway (Class 8) Indirect replacement for Model 377; first Peterbilt aerodynamic conventional with "wide-body" cab

Shares cab structure with Kenworth T2000; built on Peterbilt frame, 387 has different hood, roof fairing, and interior design.

Produced as day cab, mid-roof sleeper, and raised-roof sleeper.

388 2006-2015 on-highway (Class 8) 123-inch BBC configuration of Model 389, replacing 119-inch version of 379

Renamed as 123-inch version of 389 in 2015

587
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2010-2016 on-highway (Class 8) Replaced 387 as Peterbilt "wide-body" aerodynamic conventional[19] (similar to Kenworth T700)

Redesigned hoodline to improve visibility and lighting.

Produced as day cab, mid-roof sleeper, and raised-roof sleeper.  

325 2007–2021 medium-duty (Class 5) Built for non-CDL applications[20][21]330
337
348
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2007–2021 (330)

2009–2021 (337,348)

medium-duty

330: Class 6

337: Class 7

348: Class 7/8

Introduces single-piece windshield to medium-duty trucks

330: Built for non-CDL applications[22]

337: truck or semitractor,[23] replaces 335

348: vocational applications, replaces 340

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Peterbilt 1970

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Kenny Reagan, out of Jamestown, Tennessee, owns this 1970 Peterbilt 358, which he retired in 2004. The truck sports a 400-hp Cat with a 6×4 Spicer. The rig pulled cattle from the Southeast to Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and New Mexico, and also pulled a reefer around the South. Reagan added taller stacks, a bigger bumper, Hogebuilt fenders, hardwood floors and also painted the tanks.

A shot of Reagan’s 1970 Peterbilt 358 during its working years. It was retired in 2004.A shot of Reagan’s 1970 Peterbilt 358 during its working years. It was retired in 2004.

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The history of Peterbilt trucks

Diesel Engine Peterbilt Truck

We are going to talk about the history of Peterbilt trucks. It all started as a necessity, then an idea and then an action that became one of the largest truck manufacturers in the world. If you want to know how this happened, keep reading.

Who was T.A. Peterman?

Theodore Alfred Peterman was a plywood manufacturer and lumberman in Tacoma, Washington. At the time he was looking for a better way to move his felled logs to the lumber mills more efficiently and productively.

He started by purchasing surplus military trucks and modifying them for his needs. Then in 1939, he completed the purchase of the Oakland division of Fageol Truck and Motor Company from Sterling Motor Company, who purchased the majority of the assets from Waukesha Motor Co. and the Central Bank of Oakland.

Peterman built two ‘chain-driven’ trucks for logging purposes, but they did not work for this purpose. These trucks and engines did work very well for normal hauling and freight transportation. The company continued building trucks that were built and sold very well. The company later became known as Peterbilt.

How did Peterbilt get its name

After acquiring Fageol Truck & Motor Company, Peterman set out to build new trucks for the logging industry and wanted a new name for the truck manufacturing company.

According to information out there, the name of ‘Peterbilt’ derived from a line of wood doors that was produced one of Peterman’s lumber facilities. Plywood was used very liberally on the interior of early “Petes”, which was another link with Peterman’s lumber operations.

Peterbilt manufactured 14 trucks in their first year in business.

What was the first Peterbilt ever made?

The oldest Peterbilt trucks were the Model 260 and Model 334. Both of these were known for their all-steel cab.

Model 334

Peterbilt Truck Model 334

Model 260 fun facts

  • Model 260s were chain-drive single-drive-axle trucks.
  • The base-powered unit gasoline weighed 32,000 pounds.
  • The diesel-powered unit weighed 37,000 pounds.

Model 260

Peterbilt Truck Model 260

Model 334 fun facts

  • Model 334s were dual drive
  • It weighed up to 44,000 pounds.
  • Had provided with egg-crate grille

Here is a brief history of Peterbilt and some of their contributions to heavy-duty truck parts:

In 1939 Peterbilt started selling trucks to the public. Peterman sent his engineers out to speak with the truckers themselves to see what their needs and expectations were for their truck.

He didn’t just think about engine performance, but all aspects of heavy-duty truck parts from the grill to hoods and overall cab design. This attention to the truckers paid off as the overall design of the truck was a hit and set the stage for the distinctive styling that Peterbilt would become known for.

The Goal

Dedication to quality was also very important to Mr. Peterman. As Ford was producing hundreds of trucks a day with its assembly line and manufacturing plant, Peterman set a goal of 100 trucks a year. In 1939, they built a total of 14 trucks (partial year) and in 1940 the company built 82 trucks.

1945 – Peterbilt pioneered the use of aluminum to reduce cab & chassis weight, which increased payload capacity. In 1949, the company unveiled a practical cab-over-engine model in anticipation of highway length limits.

1958 – Peterbilt was purchased by Pacific Car & Foundry who primarily manufactured railroad freight cars. Pacific Car had purchased Kenworth in 1944 and was already a competitor in the heavy-duty truck market and replacement parts. The Pacific Car & Foundry later changed its name to PACCAR in 1972

1959 – Peterbilt introduced the 90-degree tilt hood for easier service, then in 1965 built the 1st all-aluminum tilt hood for conventional models.

1960 – Peterbilt opened a new manufacturing plant in Newark, CA. 800 trucks were produced in the 1st year.

1969 – Peterbilt opens its 2nd manufacturing plant in Nashville, TN. They closed this facility down 40 years later in 2009

1970’s – Peterbilt began manufacturing trucks for refuse.

1980 – Peterbilt opened a then state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Denton, TX. Most of the manufacturing from the Newark plant was consolidated and moved to Denton. The Newark plant was officially closed in 1986.

1984 – Peterbilt introduced Model 349 which introduced innovations such as the rear engine power take-off and the self-steering lift axle for the construction industry.

1993 – Peterbilt moves their official headquarters and engineering from Newark, CA to Denton, TX

Jumping ahead some.

2011 – Peterbilt introduced Model 386 which is the first Smartway Designated Alternative Fuel Vehicle of the industry.

2011 – Peterbilt introduced Model 587 which set new standards of aerodynamic and operational efficiency. This was also the first in the
Trucking industry to become standard with Air Disc Brakes.

2014 – Peterbilt introduces the EPIQ Package for their Model 579 truck, which already had broken new ground in aerodynamic efficiency and fuel economy.

The EPIQ package Includes Complete Aerodynamic Package, a PACCAR MX-13 Engine, Fuller Advantage Automated Transmission, Single Horizontal Exhaust, SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Low Rolling Resistance Tires and Optimizing Spec’ing Software.

Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager, and PACCAR vice president has been quoted saying “Peterbilt’s products are among the most technologically advanced and we continue to invest and develop innovations that boost productivity, durability, and Safety.”

As Peterbilt continues to push boundary edges, it will be interesting to see what the next 75 years will bring as technologies continue to advance.

 

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Peterbilt

Peterbilt Motors Company is an American truck manufacturer. Producing its first truck in 1939, the company specializes in commercial heavy-duty and medium-duty vehicles. Since 1958, Peterbilt has been owned by PACCAR, operating alongside sister division Kenworth Truck Company. Introduced in 1953, a large red-oval brand emblem distinguishes its vehicles.

Founded in Oakland, California, Peterbilt is currently headquartered in Denton, Texas (since 1986); the company manufactures vehicles in Denton, Texas and in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec (predominantly the class 7 348 models).

History[edit]

A 1939 Peterbilt Model 334 truck (first year of production)
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In the first third of the 20th century, logs for the lumber industry were floated downriver, hauled with steam tractors or horse teams. Tacoma, Washingtonplywood manufacturer and lumberman T.A. Peterman could not get his inventory to his lumber mill quickly or efficiently enough to suit his needs, so he looked at the then-nascent automobile technology for logging trucks that could do the job.[citation needed]

Peterman began by rebuilding surplus military trucks, improving the technology with each successive vehicle, such as replacing crank starters with battery powered ones. In 1938, near the end of the Great Depression, he purchased the assets of Fageol of Oakland, California, which had gone into receivership in 1932 (near the depths of the Depression). With the ability to turn out custom built chassis Peterman initially produced two chain-drive logging trucks, which proved unsuccessful. In 1939, he began selling his trucks to the public.[citation needed]

T. A. Peterman died in 1944. His wife, Ida, sold the company to seven individuals within the organization, but retained its land. They then expanded it into a major producer of heavy-duty trucks. In 1958, Ida Peterman announced plans to sell the property to develop a shopping center. The shareholders, not wanting to invest in a new manufacturing facility, sold the company in June 1958 to Pacific Car & Foundry Co., then primarily a manufacturer of railroadfreight cars, which had acquired the assets of heavy truck competitor Kenworth in 1944. One year later, Pacific Car and Foundry started construction of a modern 176,000-square-foot (16,400 m2) manufacturing facility in Newark, Calif. In August 1960 Peterbilt moved to the new facility and became a division of the parent firm. Pacific Car and Foundry Co. changed its name officially to Paccar in 1972.[1]

Models[edit]

Main article: List of Peterbilt vehicles

Current[edit]

  • 220 (Class 7); low-cab COE[2]
  • 325 (Class 5); medium-duty conventional[3][4]
  • 330 (Class 6); medium-duty conventional[5]
    • 337 (Class 7); medium-duty conventional (semitractor)[6]
    • 348 (Class 7/8); conventional (vocational)
  • 365/367 (Class 8) severe-service/vocational
  • 389 (Class 8) extended-hood on-highway semitractor
  • 520 (Class 8) low-cab COE, vocational/refuse[7]
  • 567 (Class 8) severe-service/vocational[8]
  • 579 (Class 8) aerodynamic-body on-highway semitractor[9]

Facilities[edit]

Peterbilt assembly plant and headquarters in Denton, Texas.

From 1939 until the mid-1980s, the company was based in the East Bay area of Northern California. The original plant was in Oakland, which closed in 1960 and moved to nearby Newark. Truck production moved to Denton, Texas at the close of 1986, but division headquarters and engineering remained in California until 1992, when a new administrative complex and engineering department at the Denton plant was completed. The Madison/Nashville plant opened in 1969 in Madison, Tennessee, for the east coast market. Originally it only manufactured the 352/282 cabover, then conventional production began in the 1970s until it was closed in 2009. Production of Class 8 trucks continues at the Denton, Texas plant (www.peterbilt.com).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^History Paccar
  2. ^Nunlist, Tom; Editor, Associate. "Peterbilt 210 and 220 Low COE to Return Next Year". www.truckinginfo.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^"Model 325 | Peterbilt". www.peterbilt.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  4. ^www.ccjdigital.comhttps://www.ccjdigital.com/peterbilt-introduces-model-325-for-class-5-market-2/. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  5. ^"Model 330 | Peterbilt". www.peterbilt.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  6. ^"Model 337 | Peterbilt". www.peterbilt.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  7. ^Staff. "Peterbilt Unveils Model 520 for Refuse Fleets". www.truckinginfo.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  8. ^Staff. "Peterbilt Showcases Model 567". www.truckinginfo.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  9. ^Truckinginfo Staff. "Peterbilt Introduces 'New From the Ground Up' Model 579". www.truckinginfo.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.

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