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Fall 2014

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Peterbilt, PACCAR Win Manufacturing Leadership Awards Petertbilt and its parent company PACCAR Inc recently won four prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Awards as selected by Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, and took top honors in the categories of Workplace Leadership and Engineering and Product Technology Leadership. The top awards, called High Achiever Awards, were announced during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla. "It's an honor to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to innovate in all areas of our operations, particularly from among such a diverse and worthy field of candidates as those selected by Frost & Sullivan," says Darrin Siver, PACCAR Vice President and Peterbilt General Manager. "Our design, engineering and manufacturing initiatives lead not only the trucking industry, but set new standards for quality, efficiency and technological leadership across all industries." Peterbilt won the High Achiever Award in the Workplace Leadership category for its Human Centered Design pro- gram used throughout all areas of its operations, including during its product design and testing. Peterbilt also received a Manufacturing Leadership Award for its model line approach to Lean Manufacturing Management. Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Awards are now in their 10th year and honor companies that innovate and set new standards in manufacturing across all industries. Peterbilt Technician Institute Expands After graduating its first class of students earlier this year, the Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) has expanded to a second location in Lisle, Ill. Peterbilt teamed with Universal Technical Institute (UTI) to create the comprehensive technician training program last year at UTI's Dallas campus. Applications for enrollment are currently being accepted for PTI at both campuses. "Due to the success of the Peterbilt Technician Institute, we're very pleased to grow the program to Chicago and we plan to continue expansion to other locations nationwide," says Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Director of Sales and Marketing. Build Your Own Model 579 at Pick a color. Select a sleeper, or go with a day cab. Fine tune your PACCAR MX-13 Engine ratings. Make the Model 579 of your desire with a new configurator tool at "The new online configurator lets users build their own Model 579 in a fun, immersive way," says Todd Acker, Peterbilt's Director of Marketing. "Whether you're a truck owner or an enthusiast, the configurator lets you virtually design and custom- ize your truck, save and e-mail an image of it, and contact your nearest Peterbilt dealership for more details." Peterbilt also recently launched a new complimentary app for Apple and Windows tablets that allows users to tour vehicles. "The Class Pays application complements the sales process by allowing customers to learn which Peterbilt model best meets their requirements in a fun and interactive way," says Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Director of Sales and Marketing. 22 l FIRST CLASS PETERBILT NEWS

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