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Showing posts with label Peterbilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peterbilt. Show all posts

Friday, July 7, 2017

Peterbilt Vs Kenworth: Which Side Are You On?

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There are many things that can set people apart based on their preferences, such as if they’re a dog or cat person, if they like Coke or Pepsi, if the best chicken comes from Bojangles or KFC, and more.
 
Sometimes differences may start off small, like if you like Chevy and for some reason your buddy prefers Ford. Then things could quickly escalate into the Peterbilt vs Kenworth battle, a rivalry like no other!

Peterbilt and Kenworth, like Macks, are classic examples of all American steel and power that have been around for decades. Peterbilt got its start in 1939 with the goal of providing quality logging trucks that could get the job done and Kenworth was founded in 1912 to build rugged, high performing logging trucks as well.

So, no matter what side you’re on appreciate both trucks with their dedication to the trucking industry in American history, we don’t know where the industry would be without them. 

The Peterbilt Vs Kenworth Battle


Peterbilt trucks are seen as high quality, classy trucks. They have been referred to as the Harley Davidsons or Cadillacs of the trucking industry. Some drivers simply can’t get enough of that prideful ‘I worked for this Peterbilt and got it’ feeling with all of its pretty chrome and glory.

Kenworths are often viewed as the more rugged truck. It’s a hard workingman’s truck that also offers a high level of comfort, quality, and advancements at a more economical value. They get the job done with high performing parts under the hood.

For the truckers who need all the bells and whistles then Peterbilt is the better options. Everything about the Peterbilt can be customized to suit your needs. You can design the interior feel like your home away from home.
 
Peterbilts are often seen as more spacious, more comfortable highway vehicles, but the Kenworth’s AeroCab is extremely comfortable and spacious. Plus, Kenworths are customizable too.

What happens if your Peterbilt is too big though? You need to be able to climb in and out of it easily and reach the clutch. Kenworth is seen as the smaller truck, but it provides more than enough space to comfortably reach the clutch and stretch out.

Are Kenworths the truck of the future? Some people believe so with the innovative technology included in the dash. The Kenworth’s built in navigation systems are better than your smartphone’s. Also, if your truck has a problem you can take it to any dealership in the country to run web-based diagnostic tools from an app to locate the issue and have it quickly repaired.

That doesn’t mean Peterbilt is stuck in the stone ages though. They have advanced safety testing and include a DPA (Driver Performance Assistant) to give you live feedback on how to improve your driving skills. They also have some fuel efficient and hybrid electric engines up their sleeves.

When It Comes To Buying Your Truck


Buying a rig is a huge, expensive commitment. Don’t make your choice based off of the Peterbilt and Kenworth battle. Test out each truck to see which one works best for you and your business. Heck, you could even find out that a Volvo is the best option for you.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Peterbilt's 75th Anniversary Tour

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Today is the official kick off of Peterbilt's Diamond Anniversary Tour at JX Peterbilt in Indianapolis. For more than 75 years, Peterbilt has been a preferred and trusted brand for drivers. Peterbilt's new Model 579 Anniversary Edition and exhibition trailer will be touring the country, making stops at dealerships and industry events.

Peterbilt History:
Peterbilt was founded in 1939 by T.A. Peterman manufacturing specialized, heavy-duty trucks out of Oakland, Calif. Largely a regional brand in its early years, the company experienced steady growth, quickly going from producing dozens to hundreds of vehicles. The company was acquired by PACCAR Inc, then called Pacific Car & Foundry, in 1958, and the manufacturing was relocated to Newark, Calif. in 1960. That decade the company's truck output, market share and distribution network grew significantly. Peterbilt opened a new, second plant in Madison, Tenn. in 1969 to meet demand and better serve its customers from coast to coast.

In 1980, a new manufacturing facility opened in Denton, Texas, a city where the company eventually consolidated its entire operations and is now its headquarters. Today, the state-of-the-art plant can produce more than 160 vehicles daily in numerous custom-built configurations for on-highway and vocational markets.

"Throughout its history, Peterbilt strove to serve the needs of customers with a diverse lineup of custom built trucks that served specific business and market needs," said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. "Today our comprehensive offerings of Class 5-8 vehicles help our customers achieve success in the on-highway, vocational and medium duty markets. Our focus on designing vehicles with superior fuel efficiency, low maintenance requirements, leading longevity and unparalleled performance sets Peterbilt apart from the competition. It's part of a proud tradition we carry on today stronger than ever."

Sproull notes that Peterbilt's two newest vehicles - the aerodynamic Model 579 and the vocational Model 567 - represent the company's most rigorous, significant investment in product development in its 75 year history.

Limited Edition Model 579:
"It's a truly unique tribute to both Peterbilt past and future," said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Director of Sales and Marketing. "It combines the Model 579's advanced technologies, distinctive styling and state-of-the-art aerodynamics with numerous accents and detailing honoring the Original 1939 Peterbilt."

The Model 579 Anniversary Edition tractor will be pulling a custom-built, double-expandable, 53-foot trailer with educational and entertaining displays. The museum is a converted trailer filled with displays, historic artifacts and interactive kiosks. The tour schedule includes 80 stops throughout the US and Canada, and will run into November.

ExpressTruckTax congratulates Peterbilt for 75 years of making the industry's most iconic vehicles. Can't wait for the tour to reach Charlotte July 14 at the Rush Peterbilt.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Trucking Spotlight

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- David Elliott
- 2001 Peterbilt - 550 6NZ
- 1,418,000 Miles
- Bought it new in Dec. 2010
- This truck will out-pull the new ones out there. Love the old girl!

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Richard Harmon

-  2003 Peterbilt "BushHauler"


If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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"Peterbilt says it All."
-Darla Miller

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Richard Hawn

- "Dreamsicle" 2004 Pete 379EXHD


If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Happy Trucking!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Eric Bethea

- Spider Transport, LLC

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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"My 2000 Pete now has way over a million miles new motor at 700,000 but still going strong. It has been all over the US. Like they say, THE PETERBILT is the king of the road."
- Daniel Adams
 
If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Amy Hernandez
- My Pete got a makeover! Chopped, Painted, and Chromed!

Thanks Amy!  Your Peterbilt is looking great in that color! 
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Ivica Petrovic

- Safe Cargo Line, Inc

Thanks for sharing this photo of your Peterbilt with us, Ivica.  We wish you safe travels on the road ahead!  Keep on Trucking!
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Norma Trujillo
- 2005 Peterbilt
- Unrivaled Performance and Enduring Craftsmanship

Thanks for sharing this great photo with us, Norma.  This blue color really glows when the sun hits it like that. 
 
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Grant McDonald

- 2007 Peterbilt 379

- 625 Cat 18spd

A Special Thanks to Grant for sharing this 2007 Peterbilt on our blog.  Keep on Trucking & we will keep on E-Filing 2290s. 
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Shawn Nelson
- Northwest Dairy Forwarding Co.
- This truck is driven by 4th generation son of the owner of our company (NWD) 
- We have been in business since 1926 and this truck runs from Minnesota to California
 
 
Note:  We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Arturo Serrano
- ART's Trucking
- Thanks For this Great and Fast Service!

Note:  We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!
 
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- The Blackbear Express

- 2007 Peterbilt 387

Note:We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Gregg Griggs
-  1999 379 Peterbilt 
-  500 Detroit Log Truck


Note:  We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!



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Friday, September 7, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Sebastian Perez

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We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Matthew Wright
 
Note:
We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Phillip Herndon
-  Tide Trucking LLC
-  Tuscaloosa, AL
-  2005 Peterbilt - My pride and joy


We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You! 
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Cynthia Danford

-  BC Trucking Inc

-  We have owned this 2009 Peterbilt and have had no problems at all. We polish every year to make it look the best. We are proud of our truck.

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you!
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