Rear disc brakes are now available on Peterbilt Motors Company’s Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for that model, according to the Denton, Texas-based Paccar subsidiary.
“Safety is one of the driving forces in our industry and we are continually evaluating how we can improve the driver experience,” says Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager, sales and marketing. “Combining front and rear disc brakes is a testament to our commitment to providing the safest trucks on the road.”
Peterbilt introduced in 2012 the Model 579 with front disc brakes as part of its leadership to increase driver safety and reduce stopping distance, according to the company. With the addition of rear disc brakes, Peterbilt has been able to further reduce stopping distance.
Peterbilt says the inclusion of rear disc brakes further exemplifies the company’s dedication to safety and superior drive performance. Air disc brakes offer precise brake adjustment, better force distribution, even pad wear and reduced brake fade, the company adds.
Peterbilt also announces it has made significant investments and commitments to safety, such as adding standard options that include electronic stability control, Bendix Wingman and first-in-class lighting systems that increase visibility and headlamp coverage.