Peterbilt builds its one-millionth tractor

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Updated Jan 12, 2018

Peterbilt this week announced the company has produced its one millionth truck – a Model 567 Heritage that rolled off its assembly line at the company’s Denton, Texas manufacturing facility.

“The production of one million trucks is a proud moment, and the Model 567 Heritage embodies this historic occasion,” says Kyle Quinn, general manager at Peterbilt Motors Company. “The styling and durability of the Model 567 Heritage gives customers the industry’s most modern, technologically advanced and versatile truck. Inside and out, this truck commands attention.”

Peterbilt entered the trucking business in 1939 and its state-of-the-art Denton facility opened in 1980 with the production of the Model 359. Today, Peterbilt says its customers look to the brand for its tradition, distinctive styling, low cost of ownership, integration of technology and class-leading uptime, all supported by a strong and extensive dealer network.

In celebration of the momentous 1,000,000th truck, Peterbilt recently conducted a search for its ultimate SuperFan within the U.S. and Canada. From the 1,200 entries submitted, Peterbilt will choose the SuperFan to be gifted the Model 567 Heritage during a ceremony at the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) as a way to thank its loyal enthusiasts, customers, drivers and dealers for their roles in Peterbilt’s success.

“One million trucks is a fantastic milestone and is a testament to the hard working Peterbilt employees from 1939 to now,” says Leon Handt, assistant general manager of Operations at Peterbilt Motors Company. “We wouldn’t have been able to grow our brand without them.”