PETERBILT MODELS 579, 567 NOW AVAILABLE WITH SMARTIRE
DENTON, Texas (June 10, 2014)
Helping provide improved fuel economy, safety and tire life, the Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now available for Peterbilt’s Models 579 and 567, the company recently announced.
The TPMS system monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on the vehicle in real time and will warn the operator of potential problems. The system helps operators keep tires properly inflated, which improves fuel economy and reduces tire wear.
“Peterbilt is pleased to offer this technology to our Model 579 and 567 customers as another cost-saving feature on these already high ROI vehicles,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Tires are one of the largest expenses for fleets and the SmarTire TPMS can help reduce this cost, as well as save money through reduced fuel costs, less downtime and safer operation.”
The SmarTire TPMS includes sensors mounted on the wheel inside of each tire and an in-dash display within the main instrument cluster. In addition to communicating warnings, the display can provide the operator with on-demand tire pressure and temperature information.
The Bendix SmarTire system sends alerts for tire pressure deviation, critically low pressure and high temperatures. The system provides instant visual alerts and has an optional audible alarm.
In March, Peterbilt introduced the new EPIQ package for the Model 579 that includes the SmarTire system. The EPIQ package can increase fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent through improved performance of key components and an optimized spec that utilizes the most fuel efficient options available. In addition to SmarTire, it includes the PACCAR MX-13 Engine, Fuller Advantage UltraShift PLUS transmission, aerodynamic fairings and enhancements, Low Rolling Resistance Tires and optimized drivetrain software.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
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 350-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 www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.