Since 2002, Peterbilt has partnered with United Way of Denton County to raise millions in support of the Denton County community. Peterbilt has been a supporter of the United Way since the 1980s and hosts a week of employee-based fundraising each fall various activities and interdepartmental contests. The week culminates with an annual community celebration called the Peterbilt Pride and Class Parade.
The Pride and Class Parade, which began in 2016, invites owners of more than 50 custom Peterbilt trucks from around the United States and Canada to travel to Denton to participate in the parade route through the Denton Square. Truck enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event held every October and donate to support Peterbilt’s United Way Campaign.
“Peterbilt and United Way of Denton County share a rich partnership that has positively shaped this community for more than three decades,” said United Way of Denton County President & CEO Gary Henderson. “In addition to their unrivaled financial support, Peterbilt and its employees have generously given their time as Six Sigma Lean Belt training facilitators, Loaned Executives, nonprofit board members, and creators of the memorable Friday night parade featuring amazing Peterbilt trucks driving the Denton Square. There’s no doubt the people of Peterbilt leave an indelible mark on the Denton County community.”