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November 4, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Hino, Kenworth, International, Peterbilt, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealer, Michigan Kenworth

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Paccar, Volvo and Daimler Report Strong Earnings

Freightliner's Cascadia Evolution on display during this year's Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Paccar, Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Kenworth, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt

October 22, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealers, Expansion, Kenworth of Pennsylvania

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, International, ATD, Peterbilt, Commercial Truck of the Year

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

Minnesota Summit On Natural Gas In Trucking Opens October 17

The Minnesota Summit on Natural Gas In Trucking Opens Oct. 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.

Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Ryder, Natural Gas, Minnesota, UPS, Clean Energy, Daimler, Events, Cummins Westport, Kwik-Trip, MTA

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

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

Kenworth of Pennsylvania also operates six additional dealerships in Carlisle, Clintonville, Dunmore, Lancaster, New Stanton, and Shartlesville, 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.

Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket, Dealers, Parts and Service, Kenworth of Pennsylvania

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, AMP, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Trillium CNG

October 3, 2013 - Industry News

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

Paper Transport Inc. plans to replace 25% of its diesel-powered units in its 400-truck fleet with trucks running on CNG by the end of the year.<br />

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Natural Gas Vehicles, Paper Transport

October 2, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

One way truck engineers at Peterbilt and Freightliner are exploring future &quot;green&quot; technologies is through the SuperTruck program.

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Mack, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Daimler Trucks North America

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

First Kenworth Powered by ISX12 G Natural Gas Engine Delivered

Kenworth delivered its first full-production truck powered by the new 400-hp Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine during a special roll-out ceremony Tuesday before employees at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Cummins ISX12 G, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth Says it's Making Inroads With Medium-Duty Cabovers

A Kenworth K370 with Pro-Tech aluminum stakebed body at the Paccar Technical Center test track. It has a Paccar PX-6 250-horsepower engine and Allison 5-speed transmission. (Photo by Lauren Fletcher, Work Truck Magazine)

BELLEVUE, WASH -- Kenworth's K270 and K370 cabover medium-duty trucks, introduced about 18 months ago, are making far more inroads into the market than the company's previous forays into this segment, say company officials.

Tags: Kenworth, Class 6, Class 7, COE, Light & Medium, Cabovers

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Recall Issued for Some Kenworth T4 and W9 Models

Paccar is recalling a little more than 800 Kenworth model year 2010-2012 T4 and W9 series vehicles because of a risk of a vehicle fire. The trucks affected were manufactured Nov. 13, 2009, through Aug. 26, 2011.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Recalls, Vehicle Fires

August 2, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth Northwest Opens Full-Service Dealership in Lakewood, Wash.

The dealership is located south of Tacoma on three acres at 12507 Pacific Highway S.W.

Kenworth Northwest has opened a new 26,400-square-foot, full-service facility in Lakewood, Wash., that offers easy access to U.S. Interstate 5. Kenworth Northwest’s Lakewood facility features 13 service bays, a truck wash bay, a well-stocked 5,400-square-foot parts warehouse and a driver’s lounge.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealers, Expansion

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

KW Exec: Natural Gas Gaining Popularity but Diesel Will Still Dominate

&amp;ldquo;Fair amount of complexity&amp;rdquo; comes with dual-fuel Westport GX/HD, as on this T800. It has a tank for diesel exhaust fluid (with blue cap) and a diesel particulate filter (the shorter stack behind the cab), as well as large cryogenic saddle tanks (one on each side) to store liquefied natural gas.

CORRECTED -- Kenworth Truck Co. sees a lot of promise in natural gas-powered vehicles, so it featured them last week at gatherings for dealers, customers and trade press writers at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. But diesel-powered trucks form a huge majority of those on the road and will continue to dominate the Class 8 business, one of the company’s executives commented to reporters.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

More Than 1,300 2014 Kenworth and Peterbilt Trucks Being Recalled

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice says an internal defect in the ignition switch causes the starter to engage when a key is partially inserted before the key is turned, and could cause injury to a person working in the engine compartment. Vehicles with standard transmissions may experience unexpected movement, which may result in personal injury or a crash.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Recalls, NHTSA

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

Truckworx Kenworth Opens Seventh Location in Southwest Alabama

Truckworx Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Thomasville, Ala.

Truckworx Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Thomasville, Ala. The new facility is located in Joe Davis Industrial Park just off of U.S. Route 43 in Clarke County, Ala.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealers, Alabama

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth of South Florida Opens New Parts and Service Location

Kenworth of South Florida has opened a new parts and service location near U.S. Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Fla., about 3 miles east of Interstate 95.

Tags: Florida, Kenworth, Dealers, I-95

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

PacLease, Kenworth Sales Co., and Blu LNG To Offer Rental Program for LNG-Fueled Trucks

A new rental program available from PacLease, its local franchise -- Kenworth Sales Co., and Blu LNG will feature LNG-fueled Kenworth T800s in four configurations equipped with one 120-gallon LNG fuel tank, a 15-liter Westport high-pressure direct injection engine and manual transmission in various specifications.

Fleets operating along the I-84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas, Nev., through Utah, Idaho, and eastern Oregon can rent Kenworth trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas through a new rental program available from PacLease, its local franchise – Kenworth Sales Company, and Blu LNG.

Tags: Paclease, Kenworth, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Papé Kenworth Opens Three Parts and Service Facilities in Oregon and Washington

Papé Kenworth has opened new parts and service locations in Klamath Falls and Tangent, Ore., and Kelso, Wash.

Tags: Kenworth, Expansion

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham Named Kenworth’s 2012 Paccar MX Engine Dealer of the Year

Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham was named Kenworth’s 2012 Paccar MX Engine Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently at the Paccar Engine Company’s manufacturing plant in Columbus, Miss.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar

May 1, 2013 - Industry News

Truckworx Kenworth Named 2012 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Truckworx Kenworth was named Kenworth&#39;s 2012 Parts and Service Dealer of the year for the United States and Canada. From left, are Darrin Silver, Paccar vice president and Paccar general manager; Truckwox Kenworth executives Bob Mitchell and Will Bruser; Tony McQuary, Paccar Parts general sales manager; and Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president.

Truckworx Kenworth was named Kenworth’s 2012 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in Columbus, Miss.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Paccar Parts, Truckworx Kenworth

May 1, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth of Lincoln Opens New Dealership

Kenworth of Lincoln has opened a full-service dealership at a remodeled facility on property west of Lincoln near the U.S. Interstate 80 and Highway 77 interchange.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealers, Kenworth of Lincoln

April 30, 2013 - Industry News

Rihm Kenworth Pulls 2-in-a-Row Medium-Duty Dealer Award

Kari Rihm (center), president and CEO of Rihm Kenworth accepts the award from Gary Moore (left), Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

Rihm Kenworth of Minnesota earns Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award for the second year in a row.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Rihm Kenworth

April 24, 2013 - Industry News

Paccar, Daimler Report Lower Earnings and Revenue

Overall business and profits declined in the first quarter of the year for the parent companies of several truck makers.

Tags: Paccar, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Western Star

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