The W900: Pride & Tradition for IMT Transport

For the Gouge family, trucking isn’t just an occupation. For four generations, dating back to the 1940s when Merle Gouge started his career in trucking, it’s been a way of life. In 1972 Merle’s son, Pete, founded IMT Transport, a Garner, Iowa-based transportation company that specializes in flatbed hauling services, with a single truck – […]

Marten Transport Prioritizes Investments in Driver Assistance Technologies

In 1946, Marten Transport started with a single milk truck. Today, the company is an international transportation leader with 3,500 trucks. This growth was possible through the vision of Randy Marten, Marten Transport’s former CEO and current executive chairman of the board of directors. Examples of technology adoption include: incorporating satellite tracking systems to improve […]

Heartland Express: Two Milestones in One

Heartland Express was one of the first companies to receive the T680 Signature Edition, and it not only paid tribute to Kenworth’s anniversary, but it also happened to be Kenworth’s 750,000th truck produced at the Chillicothe plant: two milestones in one. A special ceremony took place in May at the plant, with Heartland Express’ CEO […]

Big G Express has Big Smiles for its T680 Signature Edition

Big G Express, out of Shelbyville, Tennessee, was quick to add a T680 Signature Edition truck. Operating close to 650 power units in an all-Kenworth fleet, the company is 100% employee-owned and has a major footprint in the South, Midwest and Northeast. “The main reason we only buy Kenworths is the value both Kenworth and […]

Werner Enterprises Transports the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

This fall, Werner Enterprises helped to spread holiday spirit as they transported the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. As an industry leader and long-time Kenworth customer, Kenworth recommended Werner to safely transport a 63-foot Norway spruce tree from its harvest site […]

Blue Dot Readi-Mix Relies on Con-Tech Mixers and PACCAR Solutions

Delivering ready-mixed concrete is a complex, time-sensitive process. Customers expect concrete when they order it, so precise planning and seamless execution is critical. There is no room for error. To meet the needs of a complicated, customer-driven business, concrete supplier Blue Dot Readi-Mix invests in reliable, high-quality mixer trucks and technology that identifies issues before […]

Driven to Innovate

For engineers at Kenworth, ideas are always coming. They’re constantly considering new ways to incorporate the latest technology into Kenworth trucks, and innovative platform ideas are always in the works. It’s likewise with programs to enhance support after the sale, because customer care goes hand-in-hand with a quality product. “The days of just building and […]

Kenworth Celebrates 100 Years with Special Edition Models

To commemorate the 100th anniversary milestone, Kenworth introduced two special edition models. What better way to mark a historic milestone? Here are the details: The T680 Signature Edition is available in 76-inch mid- and high-roof sleeper configurations. The Signature Edition Diamond VIT features a black interior with legacy red stitching accents throughout the cab and […]

Celebrating 100 Years

This commemorative 100th anniversary edition of World’s Best® magazine is a special opportunity for us to reflect on Kenworth’s legacy, celebrate significant milestones and look ahead to the future. Kenworth’s leadership in a competitive industry can be traced back to a philosophy established early in our company’s history. The goal in 1923 was to build […]

BJ and the Bear (Kenworth in Pop Culture)

Beginning in the 1970s, the United States saw a dramatic rise in the popularity of trucker culture. Many television shows and movies highlighted the adventures of life on the open road, and more than a few drivers on the road today credit their original interest in trucking to these Hollywood offerings. Several popular TV shows […]