Kenworth has a rich and storied history, dating back to 1912 when a couple of mechanically inclined brothers decided to create some of the most innovative commercial trucks of their time. In this feature, we look back at some of the models that grew Kenworth’s reputation as the manufacturer of the World’s Best trucks.
How low can you go? New options and technologies provide Kenworth customers the opportunity to maximize payload like never before. Choosing a PACCAR MX-13 engine over comparable alternatives, for example, can save 400 lbs. alone.
Maximizing aerodynamic performance is a constant pursuit for carriers looking to improve their fuel economy. Learn how more than a dozen simple yet effective design elements help make your Kenworth T680 the most aerodynamic truck on the road.
Kenworth Engineer Jeff Parietti answers specification questions from the field. In this installment, Jeff discusses Super Single tires for the Kenworth W900 in on-highway applications. Is there a fuel economy payoff worth pursuing?
Kenworth Montréal completed a major $2.6 million (CAN$) remodeling and renovation project at its dealership in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The two-story, 31,000 square-foot building on three acres features large sliding doors that support the indoor showroom and Kenworth truck display. “Inside, we’ve completely re-done our drivers lounge – complete with TV, Wi-Fi, comfortable couches and chairs, […]
Kenworth has expanded its option offerings for its medium duty cabover models. For the Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabover, new options are the Dana Spicer S23-172E 23K high entry axle, Reyco 23K rear suspension, Dana 1710 driveline series, 8K lift axle pusher, pusher tires and wheels, and upsized park and spring brakes. These options are […]
Executives from long-time Kenworth customer Miller Industries were on hand to receive the milestone 200,000th medium duty truck produced at the state-of-the-art PACCAR plant in Ste-Thérèse, Quebec. The T270 — equipped with a PACCAR PX-7 engine rated at 300 hp and an Allison automatic transmission — was purchased from MHC Kenworth – Chattanooga in Tennessee. […]
Perdido Trucking Service, LLC, headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, is an aggregate hauler serving many customers throughout the state, as well as the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi and Louisiana. Established in 1982, the company is known for its timely deliveries and exemplary customer service, as well as its focus on safety and reliability. With a fleet of […]
In a special ceremony at Melton Truck Lines, company Chairman and CEO Bob Peterson received the keys to a new 2020 Kenworth T680, representing the 5,000th milestone Kenworth truck purchased by Melton Truck Lines. A leader in the flatbed industry for 65 years, Melton Truck Lines serves customers from coast-to-coast, as well as in Canada […]
Western Distributingrepresentatives visited the Kenworth Chillicothe plant in Ohio to take delivery of the very first production Kenworth W990 in February. “We run a fleet of 200 trucks, and all but 10 percent of those trucks are long-hoods,” says Marty Garcia, Western Distributing vice president. “Our drivers appreciate trucks with that traditional look. I believe that […]