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Paccar Launches Road-proven MX-11 Truck Engine in North America

October 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology
Paccar Launches Road-proven MX-11 Truck Engine in North America

  Paccar is expanding its range of Paccar engines in North America with the introduction of the MX-11 engine, with an output of up to 430 horsepower and 1,550 pounds-feet of torque. The Paccar MX-11, which complements the award-winning Paccar MX-13 engine, is scheduled to be available with Kenworth and [...]

Wisconsin Kenworth Breaks Ground for New Windsor Truck Dealership

September 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Wisconsin Kenworth Breaks Ground for New Windsor Truck Dealership

Wisconsin Kenworth has officially broken ground for its new facility located at 4539 Kenworth Drive in Windsor, just north of the company’s current dealership. Wisconsin Kenworth is a subsidiary of CSM Companies based in Madison. It operates six commercial truck sales and service locations across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula [...]

KW Truck’s New 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Rolling Off the Production Line

September 17, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Technology
KW Truck’s New 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Rolling Off the Production Line

Kenworth Truck Co. said this week that it’s new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is now in production. The sleeper is optimized for bulk tank, flatbed and other truck operators who prefer a lower roof, aerodynamic, lightweight truck that has the comforts of Kenworth’s 76-inch high-roof [...]

Kenworth Truck Offers Narrower Battery Box and Relocated Fuel Tanks

September 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology
Kenworth Truck Offers Narrower Battery Box and Relocated Fuel Tanks

Kenworth Truck Co. now offers two new product enhancements on the Kenworth T270 and T370 — fuel tanks mounted between the frame rails behind the rear axle and a narrower battery box. Together these enhancements are part of a focused Medium-Duty Body Builder Expansion program that opens up more frame [...]

Kenworth Relocates Utah Dealership To New Industrial Park

September 11, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Kenworth Relocates Utah Dealership To New Industrial Park

Kenworth Sales Co. has relocated its Salina, Utah, dealership from downtown to a new 12-service bay parts and service location at a newly created industrial park near U.S. Interstate 70. The new location at 305 W. Industrial Park Drive quadruples the size of the Salina dealership, adding 20,000 square feet [...]

Eaton Receives Top Award from Kenworth Trucks in Australia

September 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology

Power management company Eaton has been named the 2014 “Supplier of the Year” for a second consecutive time by Paccar Australia – the local producer of Kenworth-branded heavy-duty trucks. The annual awards recognize Paccar’s top suppliers for outstanding performance during the prior calendar year. “To win this award back-to-back is [...]

UPS Receives 50,000th Paccar MX Series Engine Installed in a KW Truck

August 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Kenworth Truck employees surround a T680 day cab featuring the 50,000th Paccar MX series engine.

UPS received the milestone 50,000th Paccar MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck during a special ceremony this week at Kenworth headquarters. The Paccar MX-13 engine resides in a new, fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Day Cab that will serve UPS operations in the Seattle area. “Kenworth and UPS have an [...]

Trucking Industry Recruits Military Veterans For Truck Driving Careers

August 25, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
U.S. Army soldiers and military veterans at Fort Benning, Ga., explore a Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper. The soldiers and veterans are looking at what awaits them as they complete their service and transition into a career in trucking.

In an effort to curb the driver shortage, and create immediate jobs for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, Kenworth, FastPort and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) have come together to promote the industry. As part of the program, FastPort and its trucking track partners will attend job fairs on [...]

KW Trucks Offers Cruise Control/GPS Combo Plate for Fuel Economy

August 21, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control is now available for new Kenworth T680s, as well as the T880s, like the one shown here.

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new Kenworth T680s and T880s specified with the Paccar MX-13 engine and are available as a factory-installed option, the truckbuilder announced Thursday. The new Kenworth Trucks system combines cruise control with GPS to help deliver optimal fuel economy and is available [...]

Kenworth Advanced Battery Charge Start System Now in Production

August 20, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Kenworth Advanced Battery Charge Start System Now in Production

Kenworth is now producing advanced technology to enhance protection against battery drainage and a new inverter/charger option for easier battery recharging while parked. The ultracapacitor-based Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) is a factory-installed option for new Kenworth T680s and T880s. The module provides dedicated power to start the truck and [...]