When enterprising Tacoma logger T.A. Peterman decided in 1939 to start selling to others the rugged chain-drive trucks he’d been building to haul logs out of the deep woods to his mill, Peterbilt was born. Acquired in 1958 by Paccar, Peterbilt Motors Co. is this year celebrating its 75th birthday in a style that reflects one of its long-time brand messages: “Class Pays.” For example, the Denton, TX-based OEM tells us that thousands of Peterbilt owners, enthusiasts and ...

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