Peterbilt celebrates 300,000th truck production

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Peterbilt Motors Co. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, celebrated a significant milestone at the company’s manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas, with the completion of its 300,000th production truck. Delivery of the Model 387 aerodynamic truck to Witte Brothers Exchange Inc. was done at the Denton plant amongst Peterbilt employees, local government officials and the media.

“Peterbilt is proud to celebrate this important milestone with Witte Brothers Exchange, as both of our companies share an unwavering commitment to the transportation industry, our employees, and a superior product,” says Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. “The 300,000th truck produced, a Peterbilt Model 387, signifies the attributes of Peterbilt past, present and future through its fuel-efficient design, while not comprising the class and style that have become synonymous with the Peterbilt brand.”

In August 1980, Peterbilt Denton’s first truck rolled off the assembly line – a white Model 359. Today, all seven of the company’s heavy-duty truck models are manufactured at the facility.

“Witte Brothers is proud to partner with Peterbilt Motors Company,” says Brent Witte, president of Witte Brothers Exchange, whose ontime delivery program has enabled the company to exceed a 99 percent reliability rate. “Our company’s rich history dates back to before 1950, when the company canvassed the Midwest United States hauling livestock and grain. It is a honor to take delivery of Peterbilt Denton’s 300,000th produced truck – it represents our dedication to excellence, which is evident to our customers in every delivery our company makes.”