The Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker
- a diversified flatbed, reefer and van carrier operating throughout North America - has been in business for 75 years and has been purchasing Peterbilt vehicles through Peterbilt Wisconsin
since the early 1980s.
Parent company, JXE
, based in Waukesha, Wis., operates eight Peterbilt dealerships in Wisconsin and Illinois.
's 1,000th Peterbilt
was a Model 379 but the company also runs Peterbilt's aerodynamically styled Model 387s and Model 386s.
"Decker Truck Line owes its success to an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction which includes a better than 97 percent on-time performance average," says Decker President and CEO Don Decker.
trucks and our relationship with our partners at Peterbilt Wisconsin
are key factors in helping us deliver the high-quality customer service for which we're known."
The relationship between the two companies began in the early 1980s when Don Decker began purchasing Peterbilts from Peterbilt Wisconsin founder Chuck Jorgensen.
The first Peterbilt trucks that Decker
operated were purchased by Don's father, Dale, who started with the company in 1940.
has carried on this relationship with Chuck's son Eric Jorgensen, who took over operations at JXE
Adds Dan Sobic, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President, "It's rewarding to have a valued customer like Decker who shares our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.