September 14, 2011, Bellevue, Washington PACCAR's innovative application of information technology has earned the company the number one technology position in InformationWeek magazine's 2011 Top 500 company listing. PACCAR earned the recognition as a result of the development of its new TruckerLink application that builds upon the PACCAR Connected Truck program. The TruckerLink product, developed in partnership with Signalset, delivers leading-edge "carrier-switching" technology that enables a truck's telematics system to operate seamlessly nationwide with uninterrupted coverage on multiple wireless networks.
"PACCAR is a leader in the application of software and hardware information technologies. Applied technology enhances the quality of all PACCAR products and services, which benefits our customers, dealers and suppliers. PACCAR is pleased to be honored by InformationWeek magazine," said Mark Pigott, PACCAR chairman and chief executive officer. "This wonderful recognition reflects the dedication and talent of PACCAR's 22,000 global employees."
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The InformationWeek magazine, www.informationweek.com, top500 review is in its 23rd year and is regarded as the most prestigious business technology ranking in American industry. It showcases the country's most innovative adopters of applied technology. The ranking is unique in that it specifically highlights the power of innovation in information technology. PACCAR's technology focus has also been honored by ComputerWorld and PCWeek magazines.
"The TruckerLink application is a leading-edge truck tracking solution that provides advanced fleet management and vehicle monitoring capabilities," shared Kyle Quinn, PACCAR chief information officer. "The solution is integrated with PACCARs in-dash telematics, truck navigation, and driver support systems. Specific mobile networks are chosen automatically, based on the on-board computers' business logic that considers signal strength, bandwidth and cost metrics."
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the DAF, Kenworth, and Peterbilt nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and provides financial services and information technology and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, symbol PCAR. Its homepage is www.paccar.com.