Peterbilt Model 589 hits milestone

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Updated Jun 19, 2024
Peterbilt Model 589 milestone truck

Peterbilt announced Tuesday it has received more than 5,000 orders for its Model 589, highlighting the widespread acceptance and enthusiasm for the new model from both drivers and fleets.

Peterbilt also recently celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Model 589 to long-standing and valued customer, Mike Lowrie Trucking based in Dixon, Calif., a leading statewide transportation resource providing reliable service with a dedication to excellence and superior customer satisfaction.

“As the proud recipient of Peterbilt's 1,000th Model 589, I am reminded of the legacy that my family has shared with Peterbilt. From humble beginnings in 1947 with my dad’s first used Peterbilt, to us purchasing our new Peterbilt’s together in 1978, to now operating nearly 250 Peterbilt trucks, they have been more than a truck manufacturer; they've been a partner in our success,” says Lowrie, president of Mike Lowrie Trucking. “We are committed to customer satisfaction, and we’ve ordered the most reliable and most striking trucks on the road. The Model 589 embodies everything we appreciate about Peterbilt, and we're honored to add them into our fleet.” 

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“The Model 589 represents the heritage of the Peterbilt brand and was designed to make a statement with its bold style, superior craftsmanship and advanced technologies,” adds Jake Montero, Peterbilt assistant general manager, sales and marketing. “The successful combination of tradition and innovation has generated tremendous driver acceptance and we’re excited to see 589s on the road and performing well for fleets like Mike Lowrie Trucking.”

Peterbilt says exterior features of the Model 589 include bold 15-in., air cleaners, 7-in., diameter exhaust stacks and exhaust shield and Peterbilt’s exterior lighting package including LED daytime running lights for a stunning front-end look. Inside, creature comforts such as high-performance automatic climate control, abundant storage space and larger dual cup holders create an inviting driver environment, the company adds.

The Model 589 iconic styling also is supported by innovative technologies including an air-assisted hydraulic clutch on manual transmissions, which Peterbilt says reduces driver fatigue and maintenance, and the latest collision mitigation and advanced driver technologies for improved safety. 

The versatile Model 589 is available as a day cab and multiple sleeper options including the 44-in., low roof, 58-in., UltraLow, low and high roof, 72-in., low and high roof and 80-in., high roof configurations.

Also available is the exclusive Legendary Package featuring Peterbilt’s 1939 vintage script logo and spears that adorn the hood, coupled with exclusive bright work on the polished fenders and bright rockers, Peterbilt says. Rich leather-grain seats with the vintage logo in the headrest and unique stitching add a touch of luxury inside the cab, the company says.

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