Kenworth

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July 2, 2015

TruckTech+ Provides Diagnostics to Fleets and Dealers

Kenworth’s TruckTech+ is a tool to enhance vehicle diagnostics by providing information on Paccar MX-13 engine health to fleet managers, drivers and dealers.

June 29, 2015

Mid-Roof Option Available on Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth’s 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available as an option for the company’s T680 and T880 trucks.

June 22, 2015

High-mpg Model Round-Up

The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders offer these for their on-highway customers.

June 12, 2015

Kenworth Offers Yokohama Tires on New Trucks

Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.

June 11, 2015

11 Kenworth Truck Models Recalled

A recall covering nearly 105,000 Kenworth trucks will address the potential for water leaks that can lead to wiper motor malfunction and raise the risk of an electrical short.

June 5, 2015

MHC Expands Dealership Footprint in the Midwest

The Murphy-Hoffman Company truck dealership group has acquired five Kenworth dealerships formerly operated by R.L French Corporation in three Midwest states.

June 3, 2015

Focus On... Kenworth ICON 900 [Video]

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the W900 model, Kenworth has done up a special edition called the Icon 900. Equipment Editor Jim Park got a ride in the Icon 900 at an editor ride-and-drive event help in Chillicothe, Ohio, the home of one of Kenworth's manufacturing facilities.

May 18, 2015

Swihart: Kenworth Looks for Best Year Since 2006

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.

May 7, 2015

Q&A: Kenworth Truck Co. GM Preston Feight

On the Floor of MATS, HDT had a few minutes to talk trucking with Preston Feight, who in January was named the General Manager of Kenworth Truck Co. and a Paccar Vice President.

May 7, 2015

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

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.

April 28, 2015

Peterbilt, Kenworth Trucks Recalled Over Cruise Control Problem

Paccar is recalling 443 model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks for a problem with the cruise control decrease button, according to the NHTSA.

April 28, 2015

Kenworth Offers Meritor Permalube RPL Drivelines

Kenworth has added Meritor Permalube RPL Series Drivelines as an option on selected, new Class 8 trucks.

April 27, 2015

Keyless Entry Added to Kenworth T680 and T880

Kenworth has added a remote, keyless entry system as an option for new and existing T680 and T880 trucks.

April 27, 2015

Meritor Front Steer Axles Increase Maneuverability

Kenworth is offering the Meritor Front Steer non-drive axle family for selected Class 8 trucks and the Class 7 Kenworth T370.

April 21, 2015

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.

April 20, 2015

Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions

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.

April 7, 2015

New Paint Color Developed for Kenworth Trucks

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.

March 30, 2015

OEMs Partner with PeopleNet and Omnitracs

PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.

March 30, 2015

Predictive Cruise Control Optional on T680 and T880

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.

March 27, 2015

Kenworth Introduces Advanced Charge Start System

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.

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