First Class

Winter 2015

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12 l FIRST CLASSCLASS the MX-13 is manufactured for North American markets. They were joined by Dean Martin, President of AMG Peterbilt of Columbus. "We are pleased to celebrate this major event with Peterbilt and to be presented with the 100,000th PACCAR MX-13 to go into operation in North America," said Blaise. "The Peterbilt Model 579s with MX-13 engines in our fleet have been reli- able, fuel-efficient performers." Kenan's Stockton added, "Kenan is renowned for outstanding customer ser- vice, safe on-time deliveries and innova- tion throughout our operations. Peterbilt has been a strong partner in helping us exceed our goals." The PACCAR MX-13 incorporates industry-leading design features and manufacturing technologies developed by PACCAR through more than 50 years of engine engineering and production experience. PACCAR MX engines have been powering DAF trucks throughout the world and over 400,000 engines are in operation today. The engine accumu- lated more than 50 million test miles through rigorous and severe condi- tions before it was introduced in North America. The versatile engine is popular across Peterbilt's broad range of customer appli- cations and can be spec'd with up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 ft.-lb. of torque. This power range, combined with excel- lent fuel efficiency, high reliability, dura- bility, lightweight design and low cost of ownership makes it an ideal choice for both over-the-road and vocational appli- cations. The 450,000 square-foot PACCAR engine facility, which opened in 2010, now has more than 500 employees and earned consecutive Manufacturing Leadership awards from Frost & Sullivan in the past two years. "PACCAR's investment in its North American engine facility has ensured it is the most modern, technologically advanced and highest quality engine man- ufacturing plant in the world," said Siver. "A highly skilled and well trained work- force, complemented by cutting-edge robotics and automation, ensure PACCAR engines are of the highest reliability, dura- bility and quality. "Peterbilt trucks powered by PACCAR MX-13 engines help bring customers new levels of fuel efficiency, uptime and overall value." Sheppard is proud to be the standard Power Steering Gear supplier for Peterbilt heavy and medium duty products. For over 78 years we have provided industry leading performance and service support. We are an American company making American components for America's transportation industry. Creativity, innovation and a dedication to quality engineered products has given all of us at the R. H. Sheppard Company unlimited capabilities well into the next century. FC

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