Peterbilt Truck Pictures - Page 3
Pacific Car and Foundry purchased Seattle's Kenworth Motor Truck Company in 1945 and both Peterbilt Motors Company and the Dart Truck Company 13 years later. In 1972 the corporate name was officially changed to PACCAR Inc, with the Pacific Car and Foundry Company name becoming a subsidiary division.
In 1981, PACCAR acquired Foden Trucks, a British manufacturer. Fifteen years later, in 1996, the Dutch DAF Trucks, at the time in financial difficulties, was acquired. and in 1998 PACCAR acquired the British Leyland Trucks for its light and medium truck (6 to 44 tonnes) design and manufacture capability.
With its Peterbilt, Kenworth, Leyland, Foden, and DAF nameplates, PACCAR ranks second in production numbers in the United States and third in production numbers globally in "big rig" truck production.
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