August 26, 2015 - Industry News
In a wide-ranging discussion with trucking journalists at its headquarters Tuesday, Kenworth executives shared their insights on topics ranging from autonomous trucks to the safety of the industry.
Tags: Economy, Kenworth, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, Vertical Integration
UPS received the milestone 50,000th Paccar MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck at a ceremony at Kenworth headquarters Wednesday.
Tags: Kenworth, UPS, Paccar MX Engine, T680
August 20, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth’s Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines.
Tags: Kenworth, Driver Training, Fuel Economy
July 28, 2015 - Industry News
Truck engine manufacturer Cummins increased both second quarter revenue and net income, while truck and engine maker Paccar reported record quarterly net income.
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Earnings, Paccar, Peterbilt, Kenworth
July 23, 2015 - Press Release
Kenworth's assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Tags: Recycling, Kenworth, Top Workplace, Awards, Assembly Plant
June 29, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth’s 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available as an option for the company’s T680 and T880 trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
June 12, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Yokohama, Tires
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
A recall covering nearly 105,000 Kenworth trucks will address the potential for water leaks that can lead to wiper motor malfunction and raise the risk of an electrical short.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Recalls, NHTSA
June 5, 2015 - Industry News
The Murphy-Hoffman Company truck dealership group has acquired five Kenworth dealerships formerly operated by R.L French Corporation in three Midwest states.
Tags: Kenworth, Dealership, MHC, Truck Dealers
May 18, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, Paccar MX Engine
May 7, 2015 - Product News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Eaton, Medium-Duty Trucks, UltraShift Plus
April 28, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Recalls, Peterbilt Model 220
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Paccar, Earnings, Global, DAF, Peterbilt, Kenworth
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Freightliner, Driver Shortage, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions, Kenworth, Spec'ing
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Paint, Axalta, 2015-MY
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.
Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Technology, Paccar, Peterbilt, PeopleNet, Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, telematics, Connected Vehicle Technology
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Technology, Fuel Economy, Driver Performance, Mid-America Trucking Show, MX-13
March 27, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Maxwell Technologies, Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880
March 25, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth will begin offering Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity.
Tags: telematics, Kenworth, Technology, Vehicle Diagnostics, Navigation System, MATS, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Custom Products, MATS
Kenworth Truck announced a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, with production starting in fall.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, MATS
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T370, Class 7, Vocational Trucks, Axles, Work Truck Show
February 27, 2015 - Product News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Rebate, Vehicle Purchasing, Sleepers
February 26, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth named Truck Enterprises Hagerstown its 2014 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year and named Worldwide Equipment as the 2014 TRP All-Makes Dealer of the Year.
Tags: Kenworth, Awards, TRP, Parts and Service
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