Hjort Excavating Improves Driver Retention with Fleet of Kenworth W990s and T880s

In 1955, Russell Hjort pursued his dream of becoming his own boss and established Hjort Excavating, a company that specialized in providing small residential excavating services in central Minnesota.  Once a one-man operation with Russell doing most of the labor, the company has grown to become a leading provider of residential and commercial excavating and […]

DBR Transport Maintains High Driver Satisfaction with Kenworth W990s

DBR Transport provides drivers with premium equipment, good wages, and a close-knit workplace environment that continuously works to enhance life for its drivers. As a result, the company boasts a low turnover rate, with the average driver tenure at more than eight years.  “The driver shortage isn’t a secret and with increasing freight demands – […]

Kenworth Reaches Milestone 10,000th T680 Next Generation, Delivered To System Transport at 50th Anniversary Celebration  

Kenworth recently delivered its 10,000th T680 Next Generation. The milestone truck was presented to System Transport at the company’s 50th anniversary celebration in Spokane, Wash. The T680 Next Generation equipped with a 76-inch mid-roof sleeper was proudly built by the employees at the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.  “This is a special moment for Kenworth and […]

Kenworth Receives Clean Energy Award from Clean & Prosperous Washington

Kenworth recently received the first annual David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award – presented by Washington Governor Jay Inslee on behalf of Clean & Prosperous Washington – during an event held recently at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. The award is named for the late David Giuliani – founder of Clean & Prosperous […]

4 Gen Logistics Places Kenworth T680E EV Order

Kenworth announced today that 4 Gen Logistics has placed an order for 20 Kenworth T680Es. 4 Gen Logistics operates in California with a yard in Wilmington to provide drayage services to the Port of Long Beach and a terminal in Rialto near San Bernardino to serve the Inland Empire. The family-owned transportation company plans to […]

Lane Keeping Assist Available for Order on New Kenworth Class 8 Trucks 

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 24, 2022  —  New Kenworth Class 8 T680, T880 and W990 trucks are now available for order with the optional Kenworth Lane Keeping Assist. The system was first introduced with the Kenworth T680 Next Generation in 2021. Lane Keeping Assist uses camera input to identify when the truck is departing the lane and provides […]

Kenworth Releases Medium Duty Driver Academy Video Series

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 15, 2022 – Kenworth has released a Driver Academy video series for customers operating Kenworth’s line of new medium duty trucks.  The comprehensive videos are designed to help drivers get the best from their new Kenworth medium duty trucks. The videos include a thorough walkaround of exterior features and their functions, a detailed […]

Kenworth’s Renton Plant Delivers T680E Battery Electric Truck to King County

RENTON, Wash., June 9, 2022 – King County, Washington state’s most populous county with more than 2.2 million residents, received a first look at its new Kenworth T680E battery electric vehicle today at the Kenworth Renton manufacturing plant.  A special ceremony featured King County Executive Dow Constantine; Pat McLaughlin, King County Solid Waste Division director; […]