Peterbilt adds rear disc brakes to Model 579

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Updated Apr 12, 2018

Peterbilt on Wednesday announced it was adding rear disc brakes on its Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for this model.

Peterbilt introduced the Model 579 in 2012 with front disc brakes. Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing, says the inclusion of rear disc brakes further exemplifies Peterbilt’s dedication to safety and drive performance.

“Safety is one of the driving forces in our industry and we are continually evaluating how we can improve the driver experience,” he says. “Combining front and rear disc brakes is a testament to our commitment to providing the safest trucks on the road.”

Air disc brakes offer precise brake adjustment, better force distribution, even pad wear, and reduced brake fade. In addition to exemplary performance, air disc brakes are ideal for fleets that require light- weight, fuel efficient vehicles.

In addition to the disc brake standardization, Peterbilt 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.