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TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« on: September 07, 2012, 04:22:04 PM »
They officially announced this earlier today.  There are no pics other than the one below that was on Facebook at this time.  From the looks of the photo, it appears that TMC will be specing them with side mounted stacks.  According to what was posted on Facebook, TMC will also be ordering quite a few new 388s.  This may not be the case, but I suspect with that with these recent orders, that TMC will soon be phasing out their 379/378s and 387s for newer more "eco-friendly" rigs.  I personally can't wait to see one in the black & chrome, but until then this is all I've got:



http://www.tmctrans.com/about/release/89
http://www.facebook.com/notes/tmc-transportation/tmc-transportation-takes-delivery-of-first-model-579/10151025180077021
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TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« on: September 07, 2012, 04:22:04 PM »

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 06:20:37 PM »
Awesome! Can't wait to see one!!

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 08:22:53 PM »
Glad they've spec'd them with sidestacks, that should look nice 8) The facebook page said they had ordered 1500 units, with 388s part of the plan for the future. I think aero trucks for the most part look good when paired with a sharp paint scheme and kept clean, but as a fan of the traditional rigs too, its nice to see they're still buying them ;)

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 10:51:31 PM »
About time TMC orders some new trucks.

With that said... how can they claim they've had the first 579?  Maybe the first major order.  I recall seeing a Long Haul Trucking 579 not too long ago, unless this press release is out dated somewhat.
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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 10:57:52 PM »
It's not portrayed very well, but you are correct there are several fleets out there that already have 579s (Long Haul Trucking, Werner, etc.), but I just didn't type the title correctly...  It's meant to say TMC takes delivery of their first Peterbilt 579.  Sorry for any confusion that may have caused.
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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 07:52:54 AM »
When I read the article, I was under the impression that it was Peterbilt's first 579 built heading to TMC, not TMC's first 579. 
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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012, 04:23:48 PM »
I don't think I've seen a 579 for TMC.  I'll have to keep a lookout!

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012, 09:17:33 PM »
I didn't even know you could get them with side stacks! Awesome!

Thanks to roogie for the Photo!

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 04:22:36 AM »
When I read the article, I was under the impression that it was Peterbilt's first 579 built heading to TMC, not TMC's first 579.

I read the article and assumed they meant TMC's first 579, so I guess that article is open to interpretations, hehe. :) 

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 10:46:00 AM »
Well here we go!  Their first 579 has been delivered and is on the road in their boat division.  According to Facebook, the first 50 are in the process of being built and will be for the boat division, due to them only having a single bunk.  They are expecting fleet trucks with a two bunks to be delivered in early spring, seeing as Peterbilt is still in the engineering processes of the dual bunk sleeper for the 579.  Appropriately, the first 579 was assigned to a driver who's been with TMC 23 years.  More info and pictures can be seen here:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151184050578339.454225.102930888338&type=1

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 05:48:50 PM »
I just saw this on facebook, I think they look SO sharp!!

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 06:58:35 PM »
I just saw this on facebook, I think they look SO sharp!!

They sure do!!

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2012, 08:33:33 AM »
Is that an aftermarket visor?

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2012, 12:19:46 PM »
Well now, would ya look at that! Pretty darn sharp! Then again, black and chrome would look good on just about anything, hehe! :)

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Re: TMC Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt 579
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2012, 12:35:34 PM »
Black and chrome sure does look good! Way to much of a hassle to keep clean> IMO.
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