Sirius to become standard equipment in some Peterbilt models

| 8/2/2006

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 press release.

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.