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March 16, 2018 - Product News

Kenworth Offers New Standard Track Front Axle Options

The Paccar front axle comes in wide track configurations rated at 20,000 pounds and 22,800 pounds. Photo: Paccar

Kenworth is offering new standard track options for its Paccar proprietary front axle lineup available for Class 8 vocational models.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Class 8, New Website, Axles, Certified Pre-Owned

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Donates T680 to Award Honoring Veterans Who Become Truckers

Last year's Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award winner Gregg Softy, who served 28 years in the Army before beginning his second career at  Stevens Transport. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

For the third consecutive year, Kenworth has donated a T680 Advantage to the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence program recognizing top rookie military veteran truck drivers.

Tags: Kenworth, Veterans, Awards, Hiring our Heroes, T680, Military Friendly Employer, Hiring Veterans, Fastport

March 2, 2018 - Press Release

Kenworth Donates $400K to Community College

SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin (left) and Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway celebrate the donation. (Photo courtesy of Kenworth)

Kenworth announced a $400,000 donation to Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Kenworth, Technician Training, Donations

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

First Kenworth Dealership Opens in Hawaii

The first Kenworth dealership has opened  in Hawaii, allowing customers in the Aloha State to purchase KWs without going through stateside dealers. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Hawaii has opened a 14,500 square foot dealership in Kailua-Kona, allowing customers on the Hawaiian Islands to purchase Kenworth trucks without going through stateside dealers.

Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Hawaii, Dealership, Truck Dealers

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Transmissions

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport heavy-duty truck can haul 80,000 lb at 30-50 mph a distance of 30-50 miles; an ideal setup for port drayage service. Photo: Jim Park

Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Equipment Editor Jim Park got to take the truck for a spin.

Tags: Kenworth, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Drayage, Alternative Fuels, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2018 Service Council

The Kenworth T370 is just one of many vocationa trucks Kenworth offers fleets. (Image courtesy of Kenworth)

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2018 Kenworth Service Council, which includes leading Kenworth service managers in the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Paccar Doubles Quarterly, Annual Income

Truck and engine maker Paccar Inc. on Tuesday reported big gains in both profits and revenue for the final quarter of 2017 as well as for all of last year.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Quarterly Earnings

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Image of T880S Dump Truck courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth, NJPA, Kenworth T880, Dump Trucks

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

Paccar's Innovation Booth at CES. Photo: Peterbilt

For the first time, truck manufacturers are showing off their latest technological advancements at one of the most influential technology shows on the planet in Las Vegas this week.

Tags: Toyota, Kenworth, Paccar, Information Technology, Peterbilt, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Future Trucks

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Shows Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 at CES

Kenworth's Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 day cab at the Port of Seattle. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth showed a zero-emissions T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell as part of its Paccar Innovations booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Tags: Kenworth, SCAQMD, Grant Funding, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, T680, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, CES, Alternative Fuels

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

December 19, 2017 - Product News

Paccar Automated Transmission Now Standard on Kenworth T680

Paccar's 12-speed automated transmission. Image: Paccar

Kenworth has announced that the 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission and right-hand column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on linehaul and regional haul applications of Kenworth’s on-highway flagship T680.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Transmissions, T680

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

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. Transporting the tree to Washington D.C. is a Kenworth T680 Advantage. Photo by James Edward Mills/Choose Outdoors

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Montana, Kenworth T680, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Glass Distributor Doubles Productivity With Class 6 Truck

Photo of Dallas Flat Glass Distributing's T270 courtesy of Kenworth.

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Class 6, Distributors, Productivity

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Whitewood Transport Selected to Haul Capitol Christmas Tree

Kenworth T680 Advantage with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Truck decal design. Image: Kenworth

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

Tags: Kenworth, Montana, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas

October 4, 2017 - Product News

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

Eaton's Endurant 12-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Eaton, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Model 579, T680, Model 567

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth Joins SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper. Photo: Kenworth

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Fuel Efficiency, DOE, Paccar MX Engine, SuperTruck

August 22, 2017 - Product News

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

The new Paccar Automated Transmission was designed from the ground up as an automated transmission. Photo: Paccar

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Medium-Duty Trucks

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Global, DAF

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

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

Photo:Jim Park.

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Sales, Truck Orders, Vocational Trucks

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Photo: Cummins Westport

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.

Tags: Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG, Kenworth, Natural Gas Engines, Vocational Trucks, Alternative Fuels

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Events, Dealers, NACV Show

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Everyday Heroes Truck Auctioned to J&L Transportation

The "Everyday Heroes" Kenworth T680. Photo: Kenworth

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Charity, Truckers Against Trafficking, Auctions, Nonprofit

May 4, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Offers OnGuardActive on T680, T880

A Kenworth T680 demonstrating the Meritor Wabco OnGuardActive safety system. Photo: Kenworth

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

Tags: Kenworth, Collision Avoidance Technology, Meritor Wabco, T880, T680

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