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November 22, 2017

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.

November 10, 2017

Kenworth T680 Advantage Transports Christmas Tree to U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is 76 years old and weighed in at harvest at about 15,000 pounds, according to Sandi Mason, the U.S. Forest Service’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree project leader.

November 3, 2017

Texas Glass Distributor Doubles Productivity With Class 6 Truck

Dallas Flat Glass Distributing has doubled productivity by shifting to a Class 6 Kenworth T270, as part of the fleet's initiative to move away from 13,000-pound Class 3 trucks.

November 2, 2017

Whitewood Transport Selected to Haul Capitol Christmas Tree

Whitewood Transport of Billings, Mont., has been selected to transport the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree using a specially designed Kenworth T680 Advantage.

October 4, 2017

Peterbilt, Kenworth Offer Eaton’s 12-Speed Endurant Transmission

Eaton’s recently released 12-Speed Endurant automated transmission, developed in a joint venture with Cummins, will be offered on major truck models from both Peterbilt and Kenworth.

September 19, 2017

Q&A: A Truck Dealer Talks About Industry Challenges

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana, spoke with HDT about how issues facing truck dealers are impacting fleets as well as shares her thoughts on the challenges dealers face today.

September 15, 2017

Ultimate Test Drive Video: T680 With Paccar Automated Transmission

Paccar's 12-Speed Automated Transmission is part of its fully integrated powertrain and Equipment Editor Jim Park took Kenworth's T680 equipped with the transmission out for a spin in this video. 

September 13, 2017

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Aerodynamic Refinements

Equipment Editor Jim Park visited Kenworth's facilities in Renton, Wash., where he checked out the various aerodynamic refinements that Kenworth has made in its latest T680.

September 11, 2017

Kenworth Joins SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth has announced that it will participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, collaborating closely with the Paccar Technical Center and DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar, to develop fuel efficient technologies.

August 22, 2017

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Paccar Automated Transmission

When Paccar introduced its proprietary 40,000-pound on-highway drive axle the company said it was working toward a fully integrated powertrain. It had the MX engine and the drive axle and now it has unveiled the final piece, the Paccar Automated Transmission. Equipment Editor Jim Park checks it out in this Ultimate Test Drive video.

August 22, 2017

Paccar Unveils Automated Transmission for Medium-, Heavy-Duty Models

Paccar introduced the new Paccar Automated Transmission, giving it a complete proprietary and integrated powertrain. Developed with Eaton, it's the lightest heavy-duty transmission on the market for several of its medium-duty and heavy-duty models, according to the company.

August 22, 2017

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the new 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission ahead of its official launch. Here are his driving impressions.

July 25, 2017

Paccar Reports ‘Strong’ Q2 Revenues and Profits

Paccar, parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, has announced that for the second quarter of 2017, it achieved net sales and financial services revenues of $4.70 billion-- compared to $4.41 billion in the same period a year ago.

July 24, 2017

Kenworth: Vocational Truck Market to Stay Strong Through End of 2017

The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, according to Kenworth. And going into the second half of the year, the OEM sees the underlying economic fundamentals as equally promising.

July 20, 2017

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.

July 5, 2017

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

June 27, 2017

Kenworth, Peterbilt Dealers to Exhibit at North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers will represent the brands at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show Sept. 25-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

June 22, 2017

Everyday Heroes Truck Auctioned to J&L Transportation

The “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 was auctioned off for charity to Phoenix-based J&L Transportation, netting 89,000 for the Truckers Against Trafficking non-profit group.

May 4, 2017

Kenworth Offers OnGuardActive on T680, T880

The Meritor Wabco OnGuardActive radar-based safety system is now available as an option on Kenworth T680 and T880 models.

May 2, 2017

Kenworth Developing Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680

Kenworth announced that it is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell version of the T680 day cab for drayage tractor operation at Southern California ports.

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