The 750,000th truck produced at Peterbilt's Denton, Texas Manufacturing Facility was a Peterbilt Model 579. - Photo: Peterbilt

The 750,000th truck produced at Peterbilt's Denton, Texas Manufacturing Facility was a Peterbilt Model 579. 

Photo: Peterbilt 

Peterbilt celebrated the production of the 750,000th truck assembled at its Denton, Texas manufacturing facility, which opened in 1980. This milestone truck was a heavy-duty Model 579.

Peterbilt presented TMC Transportation, Inc. with the keys to the Model 579 at the Denton plant on November 14. TMC, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is the nation’s largest privately held flatbed carrier and runs a 100% Peterbilt fleet.

As the industry’s premier flatbed carrier, TMC is known for its highly trained drivers, impeccably maintained equipment, and unwavering dedication to quality and customer service.

“TMC demands excellence when it comes to our equipment. Peterbilt trucks are meticulously specified for high performance and driver comfort to meet that demand,” said Jason Webb, TMC Transportation executive vice president of asset management. “It’s a great honor to receive this Model 579 and 750,000th truck assembled at the Denton manufacturing plant, and we celebrate this significant milestone with Peterbilt and Allstate Peterbilt Dealer Group, our outstanding partner.”

The Model 579 is an on-highway truck known for its technological advancements and distinctive styling and delivers optimal driver comfort, aerodynamics, and fuel efficiency, according to the manufacturer. 

“Peterbilt and our world-class employees proudly present TMC with the 750,000th truck built at our Denton factory. We recognize the importance of providing products tailored to meet our customer’s unique specifications with the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship, and delivering this Model 579 to TMC for their all-Peterbilt fleet is a special recognition of our multi-decade partnership,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president.

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