Peterbilt

TRUCKING TEXAS STYLE

Peterbilt celebrates its 35th anniversary in its Denton, Texas, plant – Words by Chris Mullett and Dave Whyte. Everybody loves a reason to celebrate, and, with the probable exception of the English with all their pomp and ceremony, few countries manage to celebrate an event better than the Americans. The Peterbilt brand can lay claim to celebrate over 75 years ...

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The Peter Principle

Dave Whyte tries out the latest models in the Peterbilt family during a recent visit to the home of the brave in Denton, Texas. When I think of Peterbilt trucks, one thing comes to mind – the big square bonnet and old-school styling that adorned my bedroom wall as a kid. It’s fair to say that this idea is emphasised ...

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Pete’s Place

Dave Whyte hangs out with the Peterbilt people at home in Denton, Texas Recently, PowerTorque was invited by Peterbilt to visit its manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas, and join a ride-and-drive programme that would showcase their latest trucks and technology. This outing was organised primarily for the American, Canadian and Mexican transport media. Given PowerTorque’s reach into America through online ...

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Peterbilt Addiction

John Palmer achieved a lifetime ambition when he took delivery of his Peterbilt 388 Short Bonnet – Dave Whyte reports In the eighties, it was not uncommon to see Peterbilt trucks working on Australian roads. In fact, there are still a few examples of the older models running around today, as PowerTorque’s feature on Bulldog Transport describes in this issue. ...

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Old Habits Die Hard

Geoff “Noddy” Dobe can choose between a 50-year-old Peterbilt and an almost brand-new K200. Guess which is his favourite? On Monday December 13th 1965, Dubbo, NSW regional newspaper the Daily Liberal reported that a Peterbilt 352 cabover truck, the largest ever sold in Western NSW, was officially handed over to George Boland of the Boland Trading Company of Dubbo by ...

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Smart Shopper

Walmart works to find new solutions in aerodynamics and fuel efficiency America’s largest retailer has set itself a new target that’s far removed from retailing the world’s merchandise at bargain basement prices. By forming an alliance with Peterbilt Motors and trailer manufacturer Great Dane, together with Capstone Turbine and other partners, Walmart has initiated an exciting concept that looks at ...

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Logging the Distance

At 1.1 million kilometres this is one truck that’s ready for more work Here’s one for those with good memories. Back in our 9th issue of PowerTorque, which was published in February 2006, we featured a brand-new Peterbilt 379 bought by Craig and Kim Green of Mole Creek in Tasmania. Not only was the truck featured on the front cover, ...

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The Peterbilt Principle

When you’re looking for something special, it’s hard to go past Peterbilt. (Words by Chris Mullett, Photography by Imogen Simpson) The Peterbilt phenomenon is an interesting one, given that this particular brand has never been officially marketed within Australia by PACCAR, its parent company. But, with the Aussie attitude of never accepting “no” for an answer, we’ve seen Peterbilt products ...

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