First Class

Winter 2013

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Double Take Y Darrin Siver General Manager ou may be a bit surprised by what you see on the cover of this issue of First Class Magazine – and for good reason. Typically, you wouldn't see an aerodynamic truck in a bulk hauling application where the benefits of aerodynamic design aren't fully realized. But then again, there's nothing typical about the Model 579, Peterbilt's latest innovative aerodynamic conventional, nor about the trucking company that uses it. There are numerous other features and benefits of the Model 579 that validate the decision of JFW Trucking to invest in the new truck. Visibility and maneuverability are always important factors at a job site, as are the ride and in-cab comfort features for the driver. And, even in a high-idle, low-speed application, the aerodynamic design features of the Model 579 in combination with a PACCAR MX-13 Engine are outperforming JFW's previous fleet equipment by 10.6 percent in fuel economy. "What it signaled — to us, our drivers and our customers — was that we were changing the culture around here," says company General Manager Dave White (page 13). "The Model 579 is the future, and we're going to embrace it." Also in this issue, you can learn more about the performance of Peterbilt's newest truck, the Model 567, now in production. Its rugged design sets new standards for quality, innovation and reliability in the vocational market. Another bulk hauler, R and J Trucking of Boardman, Ohio, (page 8) has put Model 567 validation units, paired with the PACCAR MX-13, to the test. The reviews are positive, especially among drivers. Fuel economy analysis for the company's new Peterbilt equipment shows a more than 10 percent improvement over their previous equipment, along with a measurable improvement in up time. At Peterbilt, new product launches such as the Models 579 and 567 are the culmination of unparalleled research, design, engineering, and testing. And you can be sure it's twice as satisfying to see our customers reap the rewards of that level of commitment. "There's nothing typical about the Model 579, Peterbilt's latest innovative aerodynamic conventional." Editorial director: Derek Smith • Editor: Bill Laste • Art director: Meghan Brondos • Client services manager: Cyndy Moylan • Publisher: Pete Sobic First Class is published by Northbrook Custom Media, a division of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, on behalf of Peterbilt Motors Company and its dealers. Editorial office: 21420 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin, WI 53146. Phone (262) 650-9260. Printed in the U.S., copyright 2013. Postmaster: Send form 3579 to 21420 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin, WI 53146. One-year subscription in the U.S. $12.00; $15.00 in Canada; $25.00 all other countries payable in U.S. funds. "Agreement Number 1689312". Change of address or undeliverable copies should be sent to: 1415 Janette Ave., Windsor, Ontario, N8X 1Z1 Canada. FIRST CLASS l 5

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