A Brief History of Peterbilt
Peterbilt Motors Company is an American truck manufacturer that was founded in 1939. The company started off by manufacturing trucks for the Pacific Northwest in Tacoma, Washington for the lumber industry. Founder T.A. Peterman strived to find a truck that would take his inventory from his lumber mill quickly and efficiently. He then created the Model 334 and Model 260, both extremely durable trucks. During World War II, Peterbilt made the Model 364 for the military. After the war, Peterbilt grew and took on many new opportunities. The company updated many of its models with a bubble-nose and cab-over-engine design, resulting in the iconic red bubble logo design, and in 1958, Pacific Car & Foundry (PACCAR) bought Peterbilt. Throughout the 60s, new models such as the strong and lightweight Model 352, the classic Model 359, and the Peterbilt bird hood ornament, which had been recently introduced, were frequently seen. In the 80s, Peterbilt built a manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas, where its corporate headquarters is located today. From this point onward, Peterbilt expanded rapidly by creating new engines and models such as the famous Model 379 and Model 387. Today, Peterbilt is more than 80 years old and offers a wide variety of trucks to cater to many different needs.
Peterbilt offers many different on-highway trucks, vocational trucks, and medium-duty trucks. These include:
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