Peterbilt – News Release – 3

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release                                                       

Peterbilt Starts Production of New Model 579 UltraLoft

Contact:Nicholas.Smith@PACCAR.com

DENTON, Texas – July 2, 2018 –Today Peterbilt Motors Company starts production of the new Model 579 UltraLoft Sleeper.

Peterbilt announced the introduction of the Model 579 UltraLoft at the beginning of this year based on customer demand for additional comfort and safety. The UltraLoft offers drivers an integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 that provides the ultimate level of driver comfort and the distinctive style and quality Peterbilt is known for.

“The Model 579 UltraLoft exceeds driver demands, offering increased space and storage to create a homely environment for drivers,” said Robert Woodall, Assistant General Manager – Sales and Marketing for Peterbilt Motors Company. “The UltraLoft is the result of the collaborative process between Peterbilt and our customers and drivers. They asked and we provided.”

Driver experience was the key factor in designing the Model 579 UltraLoft.  By optimizing the space available, the new sleeper model includes industry-leading storage and comfort. The UltraLoft gives drivers the largest upper and lower bunk mattresses, best-in-class headroom in both bunks and some creature comforts of home with space to accommodate the industry’s largest microwave and enough room to fit a 32 inch flat screen TV.

The improvements are not limited to the driver experience. The UltraLoft provides an estimated 2-percent aerodynamic improvement to push the limits of efficiency even further while maintaining the styling and bold look of the Model 579.

“The Model 579 UltraLoft is a prime example of Peterbilt’s superior craftsmanship,” said David Freymiller, longtime Peterbilt customer. “Drivers are excited about the comfort features and look forward to the increased space and fuel efficiency.”

Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the “Class” of the industry.

Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including SmartLINQ connected truck technologies, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, the Red Oval certified used truck program, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.

For more information about Peterbilt, visit http://www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

 

 

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