Peterbilt celebrates one-million truck milestone

U.S. brand hands over one-millionth truck to lucky fan

peterbilt heritage 567

Peterbilt remains one of the most-admired truck manufacturers in the U.S. and now the long-established brand has celebrated a significant milestone.

Founded in 1939, Peterbilt has just built its one-millionth truck.

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You’d think an important vehicle like that, in this case a Model 567 Heritage, would have pride of place at Peterbilt HQ.

But, instead of holding on to it themselves, Peterbilt decided to run a competition that has seen them hand over the truck to the brand’s biggest fan.

peterbilt superfan winnerAnd that person is Rick McClerkin from California (pictured to the left with partner, Kathy).

Peterbilt ran a ‘SuperFan’ search to identify those who loved the brand the most with more than 1500 submissions coming in from fans across the U.S. and Canada.

To win the 1 millionth truck, Peterbilt accepted stories, videos and photos to demonstrate passion for the Peterbilt brand.

Peterbilt General Manager Kyle Quinn telling that Rick was a worthy winner.

“This was such an amazing experience, and it was truly an honour to share the stories of our five finalists.

“Choosing a winner was a difficult decision, because they are all so deserving in their own unique ways.”

The four runners-up didn’t go away empty-handed – each was awarded $10,000 USD.

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