Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Western Star

In 1970 White Trucks started the Western Star division as White Western Star from about 1970 until 1979. In 1980, White was sold to Volvo and formed, when it was purchased by the Australian businessman Terry Peabody. Under his leadership the company financial status was improved and the Canadian portion of the business was sold. The company is a division of Freightliner LLC and sister to Sterling Trucks within Daimler AG. Peabody still owns operations in Australia, which are based in Wacol, Queensland.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Peterbilt Motors Company is a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty Class 5 through Class 8 trucks headquartered in Denton, Texas. The company is a subsidiary of PACCAR. Founded in 1939, Peterbilt operates manufacturing facilities in Madison, Tennessee (1969), Denton, Texas (1980), and Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. From the early 1960s until the mid 1980s, the company was based in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, with its headquarters, parts department, and main plant all in Newark, California. The Newark plant closed in 1986; headquarters moved to Denton, and engineering moved to Denton in 1993.

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