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Kenworth Celebrates Millionth Truck Delivery

December 24, 2014

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From left are TransAm Trucking’s Murray Droescher (chief financial officer) and Russ McElliott (president); Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing: Photo via Kenworth.
From left are TransAm Trucking’s Murray Droescher (chief financial officer) and Russ McElliott (president); Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing: Photo via Kenworth.

Kenworth celebrated the delivery of its one millionth truck to TransAm Trucking of Lathe, Kan. The 91 year-old truck manufacturer held a ceremony to celebrate the milestone at the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The truck was a T680 Advantage with the 455 horsepower PACCAR MX-13 engine and a factory installed Kenworth aerodynamic package. TransAm Trucking has a fleet of over 1,400 trucks and 2,400 trailers and operates over 1,000 Kenworth Class 8 trucks.

“We’ve received excellent performance from our Kenworth T680s with the PACCAR MX-13 engine,” said Russ McElliott, president of TransAm. “Our partnership with Kenworth and MHC Kenworth continues to be very productive and successful.”

Kenworth was founded in 1923 in Seattle and has grown from producing less than 100 trucks annually to more than 45,000 in 2014, the second highest amount in company history.

“The production and delivery of our one millionth truck caps off an outstanding year for Kenworth,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and vice president at PACCAR.

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