In one of the first moves of its kind in the commercial
vehicle industry, Sirius Satellite Radio announced that Peterbilt Motors Co., a
division of PACCAR, will include Sirius radios as standard equipment with its
new truck models equipped with Platinum-level Unibilt sleepers.
Earlier this year, Peterbilt introduced a new product lineup
featuring aerodynamic, traditional, vocational and medium-duty trucks. Its new
traditionally styled Model 389 and Model 388, as well as its aerodynamic Model
386, can all be equipped with Platinum-level sleepers, according to a Peterbilt
Additionally, SIRIUS radios will continue to be available as
factory-installed options on all other Class 8 Peterbilt vehicles. Peterbilt
will also offer prepaid activation and three months of complimentary service on
all vehicles equipped with Sirius radios starting with production installation
on Aug. 1, 2006.
Peterbilt will use the DEA300 radio, the first all-in-one
Sirius integrated radio available as factory-installed equipment in the
commercial vehicle market, according to the release.