Now in production for Peterbilt’s vocational Model 567 and on-highway Model 579 is the RollTek protection system integrated with the premium Atlas II driver seats, Peterbilt Motors Company announced.

“The RollTek safety system helps protect drivers in the event of a rollover,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “A sensor located under the seat constantly monitors the angular position of the vehicle and activates when it detects an imminent rollover. When activated, RollTek deploys side-roll airbags, tightens the safety belt and lowers the seat to help reduce injury risk and maximize safety for operators.”

The Atlas II seat with the RollTek system is a factory-installed option fully integrated with the truck’s electrical and air systems.

“Peterbilt continues to expand the safety features on its vehicles through initial design – such as panoramic visibility – and through complementary systems, such as our new RollTek offering,” said Newhouse. He noted that Peterbilt is the only truck manufacturer to offer both front air-disc brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment on its Class 8 conventional trucks.

Peterbilt Model 567 (PHOTO: Peterbilt Motor Company)

Peterbilt Model 567 (PHOTO: Peterbilt Motor Company)

Additional standard safety-oriented features on the Model 579 and 567 include LED lamps for all marker lights; staircase-step design for cab entry and egress; an impact-resistant stainless steel grille reinforced by a hood protection bar; a hood blowdown prevention lock; and industry-leading forward lighting. Several optional safety features include rear air-disc brakes, collision mitigation systems, and high-intensity discharge headlamps.     

Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the “Class” of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 300-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry-leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment, and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit

Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.