May 18, 2015
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
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.
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
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.
Kenworth has added Meritor Permalube RPL Series Drivelines as an option on selected, new Class 8 trucks.
April 27, 2015
Kenworth has added a remote, keyless entry system as an option for new and existing T680 and T880 trucks.
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 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
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
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
PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.
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 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.
March 25, 2015
Kenworth will begin offering Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity.
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.
Kenworth Truck announced a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, with production starting in fall.
March 3, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015
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.
February 26, 2015
Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
February 23, 2015
A new powertrain, enhanced aerodynamics and light-weighting make the T680 Advantage the most fuel-efficient Kenworth ever.
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