Peterbilt celebrates milestone Model 579

Nov. 29, 2023
TMC Transportation recently took delivery of the 750,000th 579 power unit produced at Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility

Peterbilt recently celebrated the production of the 750,000th truck assembled at its Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility.

The milestone Model 579 is a physical representation of Peterbilt’s dedication to excellence in manufacturing and the commitment of its workforce to maintaining superior production quality since the facility opened in 1980, the OEM maintained.

“Peterbilt and our world-class employees are proud to present TMC with the 750,000th truck built at our Denton factory,” Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president, said in a news release. “We recognize the importance of providing products tailored to meet our customer’s unique specifications with the highest levels of quality and craftmanship and delivering this Model 579 to TMC for their all-Peterbilt fleet is a special recognition of our multi-decade partnership.”

Peterbilt presented TMC Transportation with the keys to the new truck Nov. 14 in Denton. TMC, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is the largest privately held flatbed carrier in the nation and runs a 100% Peterbilt fleet.

“TMC demands excellence when it comes to our equipment,” said Jason Webb, TMC executive vice president of asset management. “Peterbilt trucks are meticulously specified for high performance and driver comfort to meet that demand.

“It’s a great honor to receive this Model 579 and 750,000th truck assembled at the Denton manufacturing plant, and we celebrate this significant milestone with Peterbilt and the Allstate Peterbilt dealer group, our outstanding partner.”