Peterbilt Motors Company, along with Decker Truck Line, Inc., celebrated a relationship spanning six decades with the delivery of the transportation company’s 2,500th Peterbilt truck purchased from JX Truck Center. Decker Truck Line is headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and is a diversified carrier transporting refrigerated, flatbed, and dry van freight throughout North America.
Decker runs a mix of Peterbilt vehicles, including the Model 579 UltraLoft, for both its refrigerated and flatbed operations. The company also runs Peterbilt’s Model 389, which is awarded to Decker’s most senior
“Decker purchased its first Peterbilt truck more than 50 years ago starting a relationship that has continued to grow stronger through many decades of doing business together,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s Assistant
General Manager for Sales and Marketing. “I am proud of the relationship Peterbilt has with Decker and I congratulate them on a long history of industry leadership.”
The 2,500th truck, a custom 2019 Peterbilt Model 389, will be awarded to Decker’s 2018 Grand Champion Driver of the Year, Steve Alliger. Since joining Decker in 1997, Alliger has accumulated more than 3-million
miles of safe driving, and in 2018 alone he made more than 160 deliveries covering more than 150,000 miles.
“Out of all our Professional Drivers, Steve was chosen to receive our 2,500th Peterbilt because he is dedicated to getting the job done right the first time and every time. Steve was chosen as our Grand Champion
Professional Driver of the Year in 2018 because of his impeccable driving record,” said Decker. “He has driven more than 3.3 million safe miles, has nearly a perfect Driver Scorecard, no CSA violations or service failures
and has been recognized for the dedication and pride he puts into his profession every day. Steve is just one of those Drivers who is a shining example of a true “Professional Driver” and we are very proud to have him
represent Decker Truck Line and the trucking industry.”