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January 10, 2017 - Industry News

CFI Appeals to Drivers With Better Pay and Tech

Photo via CFI

Truckload carrier CFI is investing in its drivers with a 2-cent per mile pay raise, improved home time policy, newer tractors, and upgraded technology,

Tags: Kenworth, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, CFI

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

PacLease Opens 10 New Locations in North America

Photo via PacLease

PacLease expanded in 2016 by adding 10 new locations in the U.S. and Canada, offering the full line of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.

Tags: Leasing, PacLease, Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt

December 16, 2016 - Product News

Bendix Wingman Advanced Available to Order on Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option for the Kenworth T370 medium duty truck in certain vocational applications such as aggregate hauling. Photo: Kenworth

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option on Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Collision Mitigation

December 14, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Makes 52-inch Mid-Roof Option Available for T680 Advantage

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth’s more fuel efficient 52-inch mid-roof sleeper Advantage Package for regional haul and less-than-truckload applications is available for order.

Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T680 Advantage

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Illinois Kenworth Dealer Opens Full-Service Dealership

Parts and service at Kenworth of Effingham. Photo: Kenworth of Effingham

Kenworth of Effingham has opened a 21,000-square-foot full-service dealership, featuring a 12-bay service shop and a 2,200-square-foot parts department.

Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Parts and Service, Truck Dealers, Dealers

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Dealers to Offer Certified Pre-Owned Trucks

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has introduced its Certified Pre-Owned Program, which is exclusive to Kenworth dealers and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers.

Tags: Kenworth, Used Trucks, Paccar Financial, Certified Pre-Owned

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Swift Profit Up 4.7%, Paccar Down Nearly 20%

At a time when many trucking companies are reporting lower third quarter earnings, Swift Transportation bucked the trend, but truck and engine maker Paccar saw its earnings fall.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Earnings, Paccar Financial, Swift Transportation, DAF, Fleet Earnings

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Return to MATS for 2017

Photo courtesy of Paccar

After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Industry Event, OEMs, MATS, Events

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Several New Options for T680 and T880

Kenworth now offers the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit as a T680 option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth is offering a few new options for its heavy-duty trucks, including a new natural gas engine and bunk heater system for the T680 and T880 and a FlowBelow AeroKit for the T680.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Engines, Espar, T880, T680, Heaters, FlowBelow

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers 52-Inch Mid-Roof Sleeper on T680 Advantage

Kenworth now offers the Kenworth T680 Advantage Package with 52-inch mid-roof sleeper for regional haul and less-than truckload operations. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has introduced the fuel-efficient T680 Advantage Package with 52-inch mid-roof sleeper for regional haul and less-than-truckload operations.

Tags: Kenworth, Fuel Efficiency, Sleepers, T680 Advantage

September 20, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Adds Set-Forward Option for T880

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has expanded the T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration called the T880S, specifically designed for fleet and truck operators in ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications.

Tags: Kenworth, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Kenworth T880

August 16, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Phasing Out Venerable T660

T660, descended from the "anteater" T600 of 1985, will go out of production by the end of this year. Photo: Tom Berg

Kenworth customers are getting a “last call” opportunity to order from the final production allotment of 500 T660s.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T660

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Options to T370

Kenworth T370 courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth is enhancing its Kenworth T370 by adding a durable straight steel channel bumper, larger size 385/65R22.5 steer tires, and rugged, molded thermoplastic fender extensions to benefit vocational customers.

Tags: Kenworth, T370, Kenworth T370

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Prepares to Launch Fuel-Economy Spec'ed Day Cab T680

Kenworth now offers the fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab for pickup and delivery and regional haul operators.

Kenworth will extend its T680 fuel economy Advantage package into vocational applications soon with the launch of two new, T680 Advantage Day Cab models,, but will cut production of the T660 by the end of the year.

Tags: Kenworth, California, Fuel Economy, Kenworth T680, Hybrid Trucks, Day Cabs

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Proper Spec'ing Helps Septic Service Improve Productivity

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

McNel Septic Services in Ravensdale, Wash., has doubled productivity on a route by properly spec'ing a Kenworth T880 to maximize payload while still being nimble enough to maneuver in residential neighborhoods, according to Kenworth.

Tags: Kenworth, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880, Spec'ing

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth's Body Builder Manual Assists in Planning

A bumper to back-of-cab (BBC) of only 63.4 inches enables the K270 and K370 (pictured) to haul more payload with a shorter overall length. (PHOTO: Kenworth)

The manual contains information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes. Early in the vehicle definition and ordering process, body builders can often contribute valuable information that reduces the ultimate cost of the body installation.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth K270, Kenworth K370, Upfitters, Body Builders

July 8, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Offers Automatic Transmission on T880 Short Hood

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has announced the option for a 7-speed Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic transmission on its 116.5-inch BBC T880 short hood.

Tags: Kenworth, Allison Transmission, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880, Automatic Transmissions

July 6, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Adds In-Cab Satellite TV Package for T680 Sleeper

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has added a factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option for new T680 76-inch sleepers to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service.

Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, Driver Comfort, T680, Driver Retention, EpicVue

June 17, 2016 - Industry News

Truckworx Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Alabama

Photo: Truckworx Kenworth

Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three bays dedicated for washing and conditioning trucks.

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

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility

Contractors are adding a second story to house the new parts facility. Photo: Tom Berg

The Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, is getting a $17 million automated storage facility to bring cab parts inside, out of the weather, and add efficiency to assembly operations, executives said on Wednesday. They also foresee another healthy sales year for Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, Vehicle Manufacturing, Ohio

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa 80 to Run Classic Kenworth in Antique Car Rally

The 1938 Kenworth Truck participating in the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race. Photo: Cat Scale

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has been selected as a lunch stop for the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles that will include Iowa 80’s own 1938 Kenworth as the only semi-tractor in the competition.

Tags: Kenworth, Classic Truck, Iowa 80 Truckstop

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

$23 Million Phoenix Kenworth Dealership Opens

Photo: Inland Kenworth

The truck dealership group Inland Kenworth has opened a new $23 million dealership in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of an 83-acre business park with a truck stop, truck wash, and trailer dealership.

Tags: Kenworth, Arizona, Truck Dealers, Dealers

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Paccar Loss; Allison Profit Falls

A European price-fixing investigation led to a first-quarter loss for truck and engine maker Paccar, while Allison Transmission reported lower numbers.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Allison Transmission, Earnings

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

TruStar to Build UPS CNG Fueling Stations

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy

UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.

Tags: Kenworth, UPS, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Expands T680 and T880 Options

Photo: Jim Park

Kenworth is offering new collision mitigation, severe-duty suspension, and DEF configuration options on its T680 and T880 truck models.

Tags: Kenworth, DEF, T880, T680, Collision Mitigation

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