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February 21, 2014

Kenworth Sales Co. Receives 2013 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year Award

Kenworth Sales Co. was named 2013 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.

February 10, 2014

More Than 21,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt Chassis Recalled

Paccar is recalling 11,056 model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 chassis manufactured Jan. 1, 2012 through Oct. 14, 2013, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 chassis manufactured Jan. 20, 2012 through Oct. 11, 2013, and equipped with Inteva-brand door latch assemblies.

February 4, 2014

Truck Buying Options: New, Used, Buy or Lease

What’ll it be, buddy? New or used? Buy or lease? A salesperson could throw those questions at a prospective buyer and get a combination of answers, and none of them would be absolutely wrong. Because like everything in trucking, “it depends.”

January 31, 2014

Paccar Reports Record Revenue for Last Year

Paccar, the parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, reported record revenue of $17.12 billion in 2013 compared to revenue of $17.05 billion the year before.

January 29, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Up Close and Personal with Kenworth's T680

Join Equipment Editor Jim Park behind the wheel of a brand-new Kenworth T680 as he puts the truck's Cummins ISX and Eaton UltraShift Plus through their paces on the mountains and valleys of Interstate 82 in Washington state.

January 13, 2014

Recalls Issued for Kenworth and Freightliner Trucks

Paccar is recalling more than 5,000 model year 2014 Kenworth trucks, manufactured July 1, 2013 through Sept. 17, 2013.

January 13, 2014

Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles

Over the Christmas holidays, the Salvation Army’s bell ringers raise money to help fund its disaster and human-relief efforts. But considerable dollars also come from its daily pick-ups of donated household and office goods that are delivered to warehouses for sorting and refurbishment. These items are then resold in its Family Stores. For this, SA employs a fleet of medium-duty trucks.

January 13, 2014

Save Fuel, Increase Profit, Save the Planet

Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.

January 13, 2014

Owners Restore Vintage Kenworth Trucks

For Al Koenig, his first look at a Kenworth truck at the age of 8 was love at first sight. “I can remember the first time I saw Kenworth trucks as they passed my parents’ Minnesota farm,” Koenig said.
 
The stories of Koenig and several other Kenworth truck owners who collect and restore vintage Kenworths have one common theme: a strong fondness for trucks, particularly Kenworths. 

December 30, 2013

Several Truck Models Recalled for Various Problems

Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.

December 20, 2013

Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over more long-haul freight, and that will change the type of heavy-duty tractor bought by many trucking companies.

December 20, 2013

Kenworth T680 52-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Available with Optional Upper Bunk

Kenworth has enhanced its 52-inch mid-roof sleeper offering with the addition of an optional upper bunk and aerodynamic roof fairing for the Kenworth T680.

December 17, 2013

Kenworth T880 Adds 52-Inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Option

The new Kenworth T880 is now available for order with the Kenworth 52-inch mid-roof sleeper.

December 16, 2013

Armstrong Named Paccar CEO, Piggott to be Executive Board Chairman

The parent company to truck manufacturers, Kenworth and Peterbilt, Paccar, announced Monday its board of directors has elected Ronald E. Armstrong as chief executive officer and Mark C. Pigott as executive chairman of the Board of Directors, effective April 27.

December 9, 2013

8 Things to Expect on Tomorrow’s Trucks

In some ways, the truck of the future is here today. What would a truck driver from decades ago think if he were suddenly transported from his own time into one of today’s state-of-the-art rigs?

December 6, 2013

Kenworth Makes Bendix Front Air Disc Brakes Standard on Class 8 Trucks

Kenworth has announced it will make Bendix ADB22X front air disc brakes standard on its Class 8 tractors and trucks.

December 3, 2013

2014 Kenworth Calendar Now Available

The new 2014 Kenworth Calendar featuring its trucks is now available for order, offering images of Kenworth’s aerodynamic, vocational, traditional and medium duty trucks in scenic and work settings.

November 4, 2013

Commentary: The Winner of the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year Is…

Senior Editor Tom Berg writes about his experience judging the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year contest.

November 3, 2013

The Winner of the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year Is…

Senior Editor Tom Berg writes about his experience judging the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year contest.

October 30, 2013

Michigan Kenworth Opens Full-Service Location in Gaylord

Michigan Kenworth has relocated its parts dealership in Gaylord, Mich., to a full-service facility with expanded customer support.

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