Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, truck manufacturer PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PACCAR's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

PACCAR facts 

Headquarters (founded)

Bellevue, Wash. (1905)

Market Cap

$12.2 billion


Construction and Farm Machinery and Heavy Trucks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$13.02 billion


Chairman/CEO Mark Pigott

CFO Thomas Plimpton

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 576 of the 614 members who have rated PACCAR -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include AlpineFlower and Tenki2009.

In late March, AlpineFlower highlighted the man behind the wheel at PACCAR:

This is a strong company with fantastic management. They had good growth last year in spite of the economy, (targeted net profit of $1.1 billion for last year, and profit came in at $1.02 billion) and the CEO just declined an annual incentive payment of $1.1 million on the premise of the economic recession. That's great management in my opinion

In a pitch from last month, Tenki2009 explains why PACCAR will keep on truckin' for the long haul:

Sales of trucks, in particular class 8 trucks has been slow the last few month as many companies have reduced their shipping and trucking departments as well as amount of goods shipped. However, since roughly 200,000 old and retired trucks need to be replaced every year, truck fleets are currently getting older and the lack of replacing old trucks will have to be made up again in the future. Also, new emission regulations introduced in 2007 created a run on trucks in 2006. A drop in sales for 2008 after this run was expected. However, that effect has passed and sales are expected to pick up again during the next 2-4 years

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. PACCAR and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor selections. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.