Dupre Logistics first to lease Peterbilt Model 579 from PacLease
Feb 19, 2013 1:13 PM
Dupre Logistics LLC Energy Distribution Services became the first PacLease customer to lease the Peterbilt Model 579. Dupre is leasing 10 Peterbilt 579s from PacLease’s company store in Fort Worth TX.
The 579 day cabs feature 455-hp PACCAR MX engines and 10-speed Eaton Fuller transmissions. With its distinctive aerodynamic styling, and the performance of the PACCAR MX engine, the Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-designated 579 has improved Dupre’s fuel economy by 3% after an initial break-in period.
“The 579 offers our drivers an 8-inch wider cab and greater visibility,” says Scott Allen, director of fleet assets and maintenance for Dupre Logistics. It also offers a tilting and telescoping steering column for a more adjustable work environment, plus a main instrumentation panel with easy-to-read gauges. It achieves maximum visibility through an A-pillar-designed cab and a panoramic-style windshield. When we can offer drivers a more comfortable work environment that can be easily adjusted to their different body types, it makes it easier to recruit and retain the best.”
Dupre also is leasing 35 Peterbilt Model 386s equipped with 485-hp PACCAR MX engines. These trucks are remotely domiciled in the Southeast. Local PacLease franchises--MHC Truck Leasing and Rush Truck Leasing, as well as PacLease’s own company stores provide service support for the Peterbilt 386s and 579s.
Allen says Dupre is looking at replacing more of its trucks with units leased from PacLease because of the quality of the trucks offered and the ability of PacLease, MHC Truck Leasing and Rush Truck Leasing to keep them well-maintained.
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