Heritage Trucking to sell 93 Simple 18 dump trucks & 46 Peterbilt truck tractors in Phoenix retirement dispersal auction

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Trucks spec’d to haul maximum payload

Heritage Trucking, Inc. founder and CEO Pete Tode has spent his whole career refining his fleet. On February 17 – 18 in Phoenix, AZ, Pete will sell it all to the highest bidders.

“I’ve been in the construction business my whole life,” said Pete. “I eventually started buying my own trucks in the early 1990s and opened an aggregate hauling business. Our fleet today is approximately 95% Peterbilt and 5% Kenworth and we’ve always spent extra time and money to make sure they are built to our exact specifications so they could haul the maximum payload.”

Heritage auction highlights include:

  • 56 late-model Peterbilt 348 Simple 18 dump trucks
  • 26 late-model Peterbilt 567 Simple 18 dump trucks
  • 11 late-model Kenworth T880 Simple 18 dump trucks
  • 25 late-model Peterbilt 567 twin-axle truck tractors
  • 21 late-model Peterbilt 337 single-axle truck tractors
  • 45 late-model Ranco belly dump trailers

All transportation assets consigned by Heritage Trucking have previously had the Federal Excise Tax (FET) paid. For a complete list of 345+ Heritage assets to be sold in Phoenix, click here.

Pete pushing innovation: the Simple 18 dump truck

Pete Tode of Heritage Trucking

Pete Tode (pictured above with his son) is passionate about his fleet. In fact, we can all thank Pete for the introduction of the Simple 18 dump truck, with four-pusher axles capable of hauling 24.5 tons, or 49,000 lbs.

While on a Peterbilt-sponsored fishing trip, Pete met with engineer Jim Zito to discuss his new truck idea. This new chassis had a taller frame rail to handle extra weight and it didn’t have the rear strong arm tag axle. Instead, it used four drop axles for the first time.

With the help of Stan Young of Norwood Equipment, Pete and Heritage Trucking designed a four-pusher truck with 22-foot Beau Rock beds with Hardox 450.

“Beau Rock is the Cadillac of beds,” said Pete. This truck design is now the industry standard.

“We’ve had great support from Peterbilt over the years,” said Pete. “In my opinion they have built us the best trucks in the United States, certainly in Arizona.”

All Heritage trucks and trailers will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. To register for the February Phoenix auction today, visit rbauction.com/Phoenix.

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