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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.

October 30, 2013

Paccar, Volvo and Daimler Report Strong Earnings

Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.

October 22, 2013

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Parts and Service Location Near Lancaster, Pa.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in an industrial area near Lancaster less than a mile south of Pennsylvania Routes 230 and 283.

October 17, 2013

ATD Announces Nominees for 2014 Commercial Truck of the Year

The American Truck Dealers announced the seven nominees for the 2014 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, an annual award recognizing the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.

October 16, 2013

Minnesota Summit On Natural Gas In Trucking Opens October 17

Converting more fleets of trucks to natural gas is one of the outcomes expected from the region's industry-wide summit on natural gas in trucking opening this Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Early Brown Center in Brooklyn Center. Details at www.mntruck.org.

October 16, 2013

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens Renovated Parts and Service Location in York, Pa.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a parts and service location at a newly renovated facility in York, Pa., that offers easy access to U.S. Highway 30 and U.S. Interstate 83.

October 8, 2013

AMP-Dairy Deal Will Increase Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure in Texas

AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.

October 3, 2013

Paper Transport Adds 20 Natural Gas-Powered Kenworth T660s To Regional Fleet

Paper Transport began testing two Kenworth natural gas trucks in 2012 and this spring the company became one of Kenworth’s first customers to run CNG-powered Kenworth T660s with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine, according to the company.

October 2, 2013

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

PHOENIX -- The affordability, abundance and relatively fast return on investment for natural gas trucks has pushed interest in electric hybrids for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other alt-fuel alternatives to the back burner, but that doesn't mean truck makers have given up on hybrid drives and researching a variety of other technologies for future "green" trucks.

October 1, 2013

Test Drive: KW T800, ISX12 G Paired

My drive of the Cummins Wesport ISX12 G was at a mid-July “natural gas summit” hosted by Kenworth at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. A half-dozen gas-powered KWs built for different applications were offered to dealers, customers and press reporters for inspection and evaluation. A few fellows with CDLs, like me, took them for drives, and I had – how shall I say? – a learning experience while in a T800 short-haul daycab tractor pulling a 53-foot van trailer.

October 1, 2013

Test Drive: KW T800, ISX12 G Paired

Taking the Cummins Westport ISX12 G for a ride in the Kenworth T800.

September 12, 2013

CNG: Monarch Beverage Spends $16.5 Million to Convert Fleet

Monarch Beverage Co. of Indianapolis is spending $16.5 million to convert its truck fleet to natural gas.

September 10, 2013

New Kenworth and Peterbilt Parts and Service Websites

Kenworth and Peterbilt fleets and owner-operators can find the latest parts and service deals and information on the new Kenworth and Peterbilt Parts and Service websites, launched by Paccar Parts on Aug. 8.

September 6, 2013

Classic KW Cabover Labor of Love for California Port Trucker

California port trucker David Sosa recently saved a beautiful Kenworth K 100E cab from the recycler and updated it with a Cummins ISX EPA '07 engine to create a CARB-certified clean truck. Deborah Lockridge has the story in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

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