Decker Truck Line has taken delivery of its 2500th Peterbilt truck from the Denton, Texas manufacturer, showing how relationships build in the industry over a timescale in this example of more than half a century. The company runs a mix of Peterbilt vehicles, including the Model 579 UltraLoft, for both its refrigerated and flatbed operations. The company also runs Peterbilt’s Model 389 which are awarded to Decker’s most senior Professional Drivers.
“Decker purchased its first Peterbilt truck more than 50 years ago starting a relationship that has continued to grow stronger through many decades of doing business together,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s Assistant General Manager for Sales and Marketing. “I am proud of the relationship Peterbilt has with Decker and I congratulate them on a long history of industry leadership.”
“Over the years of purchasing Peterbilt trucks, I have enjoyed working with numerous Peterbilt general managers, sales executives, the JX Truck Center management team and various levels of support staff,” said Don Decker, President and Chairman of the Board, Decker Truck Line, Inc. “The partnership has been one of the most meaningful and rewarding relationships I have experienced. I think it speaks for itself how impressed we are with Peterbilt and JX as we take delivery of our 2,500th Peterbilt from JX Truck Center.”
The 2,500th truck, a custom 2019 Peterbilt Model 389, will be awarded to Decker’s 2018 Grand Champion Driver of the Year, Steve Alliger. Since joining Decker in 1997, Alliger has accumulated more than 3,000,000 miles of safe driving, and in 2018 alone he made more than 160 deliveries covering more than 150,000 miles.