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Peterbilt 579 (2010 and newer)

Peterbilt 579

The Model 579 tractor is Peterbilt’s latest on-highway design and offers a blend of traditional styling and advanced aerodynamic technology. The Model 579 is available in a day cab version or with a detachable sleeper.


Featured reviews:

175-truck flatbed fleet in Midwest

4.9 Rating
Reviewer Comments We have eight in the fleet now and the whole package is phenomenal.

It’s a great truck. Our drivers love them and covet them. We have eight in the fleet now and the whole package is phenomenal. We like the look, the image they give. We option them out pretty well for the drivers. We really feel that helps us with recruiting and retention. They’re easy to work on. Not any more difficult than any other truck, anyway.

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  • Overall aesthetics 5
  • Suitability for your application/business 5
  • Overall vehicle reliability/durability 5
  • Overall vehicle design 5
  • Serviceability 5
  • OEM support 5
  • Dealer support 5
  • Fuel economy 5
  • Vehicle cost per mile 5
  • Acquisition cost 4
  • Resale value 5

40-truck household goods carrier in Southeast

3.8 Rating
Reviewer Comments They do what we want them to and look good doing it.

We have two now and haven’t had them very long – just a bit over a year. But they do what we want them to and look good doing it. These were our first Peterbilts in a very long time. We changed our spec a bit and our regular OEM didn’t have a truck that really fit that need. We looked around and decided the Model 579 was the best fit for our money.

We’re getting good dealer support locally – that was a big factor in going with these new Peterbilts. And our fuel economy numbers are really good, too.

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  • Overall aesthetics 4
  • Suitability for your application/business 4
  • Overall vehicle reliability/durability 3
  • Overall vehicle design 4
  • Serviceability 4
  • OEM support 4
  • Dealer support 4
  • Fuel economy 4
  • Vehicle cost per mile 4
  • Acquisition cost 3
  • Resale value 4

20-truck tanker carrier in California

4.5 Rating
Reviewer Comments It’s a thoroughly modern truck: lots of room inside, looks great, rides great and has excellent visibility. My drivers love them, too.

We have eight Model 579s now and I just love them. We run some older Peterbilts, too, and this truck is just like night and day. It’s a thoroughly modern truck: lots of room inside, looks great, rides great and has excellent visibility. My drivers love them, too.

The fuel economy is good: we run tankers, so we can’t expect the high numbers the dry van guys get. But we’re still averaging in the mid-6 mpg for the fleet. Our trucks that make longer runs, 300 miles out and 300 back, log about 7 mpg. So they’re doing really well in that regard.

They’ve got a few flaws. But it’s just little, Mickey Mouse-type, stuff. They’ve got an outstanding 3-way visor system that works great. But there’s a little plastic keeper that’s broken a couple of times that we’ve had to deal with. That’s an example of the small stuff. But we get really good dealer support on the trucks.

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  • Overall aesthetics 5
  • Suitability for your application/business 5
  • Overall vehicle reliability/durability 4
  • Overall vehicle design 5
  • Serviceability 5
  • OEM support 4
  • Dealer support 5
  • Fuel economy 4
  • Vehicle cost per mile 4
  • Acquisition cost 4
  • Resale value 4

*Averaged from 12 qualified fleet reviews

4.2 Average*
  • Overall aesthetics 4.6
  • Suitability for your application/business 4.5
  • Overall vehicle reliability/durability 4
  • Overall vehicle design 4.3
  • Serviceability 4.4
  • OEM support 4.3
  • Dealer support 4.6
  • Fuel economy 4
  • Vehicle cost per mile 3.9
  • Acquisition cost 3.5
  • Resale value 4.25