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Peterbilt delivers Model 579 with 250,000th PACCAR MX engine

March 4, 2021
Milestone engine built at PACCAR’s Columbus facility goes to longtime customer TCW

Peterbilt Motors Company recently delivered a Peterbilt Model 579 equipped with the 250,000th PACCAR MX engine produced for North America to longtime customer TCW.

Built at the 450,000-square-foot PACCAR Engine Company facility in Columbus MS, the 250,000th PACCAR MX engine represents the hard work of engineers, designers and plant workers to create and manufacture industry-leading engines since the start of production in 2010. Fine-tuned throughout PACCAR’s more than 50 years of engine engineering and manufacturing experience, the MX engines are designed to achieve unparalleled performance, efficiency and durability.

“It is very fitting that we present this Model 579 equipped with the 250,000th PACCAR MX engine to TCW,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “TCW understood the value of the PACCAR MX engine early on as part of the customer field trial fleet in 2008 before the engine was released to the market in 2010. TCW also plays a critical logistics role for us by delivering parts to the engine factory just in time for engine production.”

Founded in 1948 in Nashville TN as a small, family-owned warehousing business, TCW over the last seven decades has become one of the largest intermodal operations in the country with a network of transportation services and operations at 10 inland terminals and two port locations.

“It’s a great honor to receive this very import milestone PACCAR MX engine and Peterbilt Model 579,” said Scott George, TCW CEO. “TCW’s long-standing relationship with Peterbilt and spec’ing PACCAR powertrains in our equipment is based on the common values both of our companies represent, our desire to go above and beyond for our customers.”

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