Peterbilt hits production milestone at Denton facility

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Updated Jan 8, 2024
Peterbilt's 750,000th truck produced at Denton, Texas, facility

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

This milestone truck, a Model 579, represents Peterbilt's dedication to excellence in manufacturing and the commitment of its workforce to maintain superior production quality since the facility opened in 1980. 

Peterbilt presented TMC Transportation, Inc. with the keys to the Model 579 at the Denton plant on Nov 14. TMC, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is the largest privately held flatbed carrier in the nation and runs a 100% Peterbilt fleet. As the industry's premier flatbed carrier, TMC is known for its highly trained drivers, impeccably maintained equipment and unwavering dedication to quality and customer service. 

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“TMC demands excellence when it comes to our equipment. Peterbilt trucks are meticulously specified for high performance and driver comfort to meet that demand,” says Jason Webb, TMC Transportation executive vice president, asset management. “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 Allstate Peterbilt Dealer Group, our outstanding partner.”

The Model 579 is known for its technological advancements, distinctive styling and delivers optimal driver comfort, aerodynamics, and fuel efficiency, Peterbilt says. 

“Peterbilt and our world class employees are proud to present TMC with the 750,000th truck built at our Denton factory. 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,” says Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.

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