Peterson Trucks: Serving California, Oregon and Southern Washington

Peterson Trucks is the authorized International Trucks dealer and Idealease truck leasing, rental, and maintenance provider to customers in the Bay Area, northern California coast, Willamette Valley, central Oregon, and Portland metro region. We offer bumper-to-bumper service and parts for all makes and models of on-highway trucks. Our highly trained technicians, unmatched parts inventory, and state-of-the-art shops will help you maximize your profitability.

We sell, lease, service, and provide parts for new and used trucks from our San Leandro, Santa Rosa, San Martin, Fortuna, Eugene, Salem, Portland, Bend, and Albany locations. Our Albany, Portland, and Eugene locations provide full-service body work, including major and minor wrecks, fleet painting, trailer repairs, and custom paint work.



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Corporate Information

Corporate Overview

Welcome to Peterson! When Howard Peterson founded our company in 1936, he sold Cat tractors to customers in five counties in Northern California. Today—more than eighty years later!—we’ve grown to become the authorized dealer to customers across more than 100,000 square miles of California, Oregon, and Washington, and we’ve expanded our product line to include International trucks, technology and software from Trimble, and agricultural equipment from AGCO, CLAAS, and other major manufacturers!

Since our founding, Peterson’s territory has grown as the result of numerous strategic acquisitions, first in California and later in Oregon and Washington. In fact, Peterson has purchased, acquired, or been awarded the sales territory of ten other Cat dealers in our company's history—most recently Pape Cat (in southern Oregon) and the Halton Company (in northern Oregon and southwest Washington). And we haven't just been expanding our Caterpillar sales and service territory: Peterson recently purchased the Bay Area and North Coast International trucks territory formerly served by Bayshore International and the Willamette Valley and Portland metro territory formerly served by Brattain International!

At Peterson, our purpose is to partner with our customers to build a better future. Because we are so proud of these partnerships, we’ve made our customers’ needs the focus of our Vision statement: “We will be our customers’ first choice.”

Toward that end, we offer a huge array of products and services from more than forty locations in three states, organized into the following companies:

  • Peterson Cat provides Caterpillar earthmoving gear and agricultural equipment from AGCO, CLAAS, and other manufacturers. We provide parts, service, and rental to customers in over 100,000 square miles of territory from San Martin, California to Longview, Washington.
  • Peterson Power Systems provides sales, rental, service, and installation of power generation, power quality, temperature control, and compressed air equipment throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. It also provides sales, service and installation for Cat marine engines and service for all makes of on-highway trucks.
  • Cresco – The Cat Rental Store in California and Peterson – The Cat Rental Store in Oregon and Washington provide equipment rental to contractors and homeowners for projects as diverse as remodeling, major construction, and movie and concert production.
  • Peterson Technology & Services Group (PT&SG) provides high-tech equipment and software to customers in the construction, agriculture, and freight industries through SITECH, our Trimble GPS and equipment guidance business, and BuildingPoint Pacific, the authorized West Coast distributor of the Trimble Buildings portfolio and part of the first fully dedicated Trimble network offering building construction technology solutions across the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle.
  • Peterson Trucks is the authorized International Trucks dealer and Idealease truck leasing, rental, and maintenance provider to customers in the Bay Area, northern California coast, Willamette Valley, and the Portland metro region. We offer bumper-to-bumper service and parts for all makes and models of on-highway trucks.


Employment listings for all Peterson companies can be found here.

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As a company committed to partnering with nonprofit and charitable organizations in serving the community, Peterson lends a helping hand in a variety of ways. In the past, support has primarily been provided in the form of donations and volunteer efforts. But for those with trucking needs, Peterson Trucks has now prepared several exclusive offerings that are only available to charitable organizations.

Not only will you reap the rewards of unbeatable rates, but you’ll also have the added benefit of a knowledgeable staff that can offer suggestions or assist you with questions and concerns. When you choose Peterson, you’re not just earning exclusive deals. You’re investing in a partner that is dedicated to providing you with support to do more than succeed, but thrive. Together we can go the distance.



When you bring your business to Peterson, you gain access to exclusive national fleet pricing on parts. This offer is only available for nonprofits and guarantees the lowest pricing on the highest quality of product. So whether you’re picking up donated clothes or delivering food, choose Peterson to be your part supplier.



Keeping maintenance costs down is a struggle no matter what industry your organization serves. But as a company dedicated to partnering with its customers in building the future, Peterson makes your productivity a priority.

With Peterson’s exclusive nonprofit offering, you take 20% off of all labor performed in Peterson shops, making truck servicing a little more affordable for those who pride themselves in service.



Peterson Idealease understands the importance of having access to rental trucks during emergency situations, breakdowns, repairs, or when additional vehicles are needed to handle short-term peaks in demand. So rental terms have been specifically tailored to meet these inevitable inconveniences. Whether your rental needs are for one day or for several months at a time, Idealease has a special fleet of trucks set aside for your business necessities.



A full service lease with Idealease allows you to enjoy all of the benefits of ownership, with none of the headaches. Truck Leasing can help improve cash flow and increase productivity by giving you the ability to focus on your business while Idealease manages all of your maintenance issues. Conserve capital and address specific balance sheet and tax issues with a stress-free lease. There is no deposit up front. And at the end of the term, full service lease customers simply return the vehicle to Idealease without concerning themselves with disposal or residual exposure.


Whether your truck makes a planned visit to our shop or an unexpected halt on the side of the road, you have peace of mind knowing that Idealease will take care of you wherever you are. Our state-of-theart mobile service trucks are operated by highly trained technicians who are ready for anything. These techs are on the road every day, performing scheduled maintenance at customer locations and getting equipment back on the road should a breakdown occur.

With a dedicated team on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can be confident that your business will spend less on down time and challenges.

Idealease Priority Service keeps your trucks on the road and out of the shop! That’s what sets Peterson Idealease apart from the rest.

Peterson in the Community:

We're committed to partnering with nonprofit and charitable organizations within the communities we serve. Visit our Community Outreach page to learn more about our cash, equipment and volunteer contributions.

Peterson in the Community