Peterbilt was founded in 1939, by T.A Peterman, and is now a part of PACCAR. The very first models were the 334 and 260. This simple naming convention of giving numbers to models has been maintained by the company to date. Whether it’s the on-road, the medium duty, the refuse truck, or the mixer, Peterbilt prefers to keep naming conventions simple, so the trucks can speak for themselves.
A particular achievement of Peterbilt is that they have trucks for just about any purpose or industry you can think of. By putting together the parts in different configurations, the trucks can be customized to fit just about any needs you might have.
Peterbilt is also at the forefront in pushing for alternative fuel options, such as hybrid engines and fuel cells. The goal for Peterbilt is to provide customers with a truck that meets their needs while simultaneously being both friendly to the environment and efficient.