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May 18, 2015 - Industry News

Swihart: Kenworth Looks for Best Year Since 2006

Orders for the Icon 900 have vastly exceeded Kenworth's expectations. Photo by Jim Park

Kenworth gained market share in 2014 and has made additional gains in the first quarter of 2015. Kenworth expects 2015 to be a banner year for truck makers with numbers not seen since the pre-buy year of 2006.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, Paccar MX Engine

May 7, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Brings Eaton's 10-Speed UltraShift to Medium-Duty Trucks

Kenworth now offers the 10-speed Eaton UltraShift Plus VAS transmission for the Kenworth T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine. Image via Kenworth

Kenworth is offering Eaton's 10-speed UltraShift Plus VAS transmission on selected medium-duty trucks for the first time, including the T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine.

Tags: Kenworth, Eaton, Medium-Duty Trucks, UltraShift Plus

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Paccar Increases First Quarter Profit 38%

Paccar Inc. reported first quarter earnings of $378.4 million, a 38% gain from the same time a year ago, while net sales and financial services revenue increased 10% to $4.83 billion.

Tags: Paccar, Earnings, Global, DAF, Kenworth, Peterbilt

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions

Infographic detailing the driver facing amenities of Con-way Truckload's newest trucks. Graphic via Con-way Truckload

Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.

Tags: Freightliner, Driver Shortage, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions, Kenworth, Spec'ing

April 7, 2015 - Industry News

New Paint Color Developed for Kenworth Trucks

Photo of Kurt Swihart, Kenworth's Director of Marketing with the T680 painted in Imron Elite Aurora color courtesy of Axalta.

Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new color exclusively for Kenworth. The color is called Aurora and will be available on 2015 model year trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Paint, Axalta, 2015-MY

March 30, 2015 - Industry News

Predictive Cruise Control Optional on T680 and T880

Predictive Cruise Control uses GPS to predict hilly terrain ahead. Image via Kenworth

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control is optional on Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines. The feature is one of several driver assistance systems designed to improve efficiency.

Tags: Kenworth, Technology, Fuel Economy, Driver Performance, Mid-America Trucking Show, MX-13

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Introduces Advanced Charge Start System

Photo of Kenworth T680 by Jim Park.

Kenworth will offer an ultracapacitor-based engine start module from Maxwell for increased performance and better protection against battery drainage, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Kenworth, Maxwell Technologies, Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880

March 25, 2015 - Product News

KW’s W900L Gets Icon 900 Limited Edition

The Icon 900. Photo: Tom Berg

Kenworth Truck announced a custom, limited edition version of its W900L called the Icon 900 at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The Icon model will see a limited production run and KW dealers are now accepting orders.

Tags: Kenworth, Custom Products, MATS

March 25, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Launches 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper

The sleeper features a liftable lower bunk and side storage towers, including hanging storage for drivers to store their clothes. Photo via Kenworth

Kenworth Truck announced a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, with production starting in fall.

Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, MATS

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Heavier Front Axle for T370 Truck

The Kenworth T370 with 20K steer axle. Photo: Tom Berg

Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T370, Class 7, Vocational Trucks, Axles, Work Truck Show

February 27, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Offers Rebate to OOIDA Members on Sleepers

Kenworth - W900L Studio Sleeper. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association during 2015.

Tags: Kenworth, Rebate, Vehicle Purchasing, Sleepers

February 26, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth, Paccar Offer Medium-Duty Extended Warranty

Kenworth's K270 and K370 cabovers

Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.

Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth

February 18, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Awards Most Successful Dealerships

From left are Kyle Hoffman, Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing; MHC Kenworth executives Jeff Murphy, Tim Spurgeon, Ken Hoffman, Mike Murphy, and Tim Murphy; and Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. Photo via Kenworth

Kenworth named MHC Kenworth – Colorado the 2014 Dealer of the Year and MHC Kenworth - Kansas City the 2014 PACCAR Engine Dealer of the Year at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Paccar MX Engine, Kenworth Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City, Awards

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Announces Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

Kari Rihm recieving the Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award from Kenworth. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

For the third time in four years, Kenworth named Rihm Kenworth the company’s Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Truck Dealers

February 12, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth, Paccar Offer Extended Warranty Program

Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering an Extended Warranty Program for U.S. customers purchasing new Kenworth Class 8 trucks financed through PACCAR.

Tags: Kenworth, Class 8, Paccar Financial, Truck Warranty

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Paccar Profit Passes $1.3 Billion Mark

Photo: Paccar

The truck and engine manufacturer Paccar Inc. on Friday reported record annual revenues of $18.99 billion and net income of $1.36 billion for 2014.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Wins ATD Truck of the Year Award

Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck. Photo via Kenworth

The American Truck Dealers named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck as the 2015 Truck of the Year at the ATD convention and Expo in San Francisco.

Tags: Kenworth, ATD, Commercial Truck of the Year, Kenworth T880

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth 270 cabover (Photo: Kenworth)

Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.

Tags: Kenworth K270, Kenworth, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6

October 9, 2014 - Industry News

Dealer of the Year Speaks to Indiana Undergrads

2014 Truck Dealer of the Year Kyle Treadway (right) and Chris Littel, a lecturer at Indiana University, meet with business students. Photo: ATD.

Kyle Treadway, president of Kenworth Sales Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, spoke to students at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business about entrepreneurship and marketing.

Tags: Kenworth, ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Indiana University, Business, Dealers

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

Inland Kenworth Opens New Facilities

Photo: Inland Kenworth.

Inland Kenworth has opened a new full-service Kenworth dealership in Albuquerque and a parts and service location in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Tags: Kenworth, British Columbia, New Mexico, Dealers

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Papé Kenworth Opens Two Oregon Service Locations

Papé Kenworth-Roseburg in Roseburg, Ore.

Papé Kenworth has opened two new parts and service locations along Interstate 5 in Oregon.

Tags: Kenworth, Oregon, I-5, Dealers, Interstate 5

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Income Gains 9%, New Parts Distribution Center Planned

Peterbilt and Kenworth parent, Paccar, reported increased revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2014.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Paccar Financial, Paccar Parts

June 20, 2014 - Industry News

New Models Selling Well, Natural Gas ‘Happening,’ KW Reps Say

Roomy, comfortable T680 is a sales “home run” for Kenworth as it’s quickly edging out the older T660. Photo: Tom Berg

Revival in construction activity is driving healthy sales of vocational trucks, a recently launched highway tractor has become a “home run,” and interest in natural gas power should cause that segment to grow to 15-20% of heavy truck sales by 2020, Kenworth Truck Co. representatives said at a briefing for reporters Friday morning.

Tags: T880, T680, Cummins Westport, Kenworth, Chillicothe, Natural Gas

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth's Refreshed Cabovers Now Available

Photo of K370 courtesy of Kenworth.

Kenworth has refreshed its K270 Class 6 and K360 Class 7 cabover trucks with an updated exterior, dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Class 6, Class 7

April 29, 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Profit Increases 16%

The parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, Paccar, has increased first quarter revenue along with net income and is predicting higher sales for the industry overall this year.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, OEM

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