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A Pair of Bendix Facilities Win Paccar Quality Certification

June 27, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB) have earned placement on Paccar’s list of premier suppliers that meet the OEM’s demanding quality expectation of 50 PPM for parts and components. The distinction is earned by lowering PPM, or product defects expressed in Parts Per Million, to below [...]

Kenworth Taking its Fuel-efficient T680 Advantage Truck on Tour

June 2, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
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Beginning later this month, Kenworth Trucks is taking its new T680 Advantage on a three-month tour to offer commercial drivers an up-close look at the truckbuilder’s most fuel-efficient tractor. The Kenworth T680 Advantage gets its fuel economy as a result of an powertrain combination of the 2014 Paccar MX-13 engine [...]

New Eaton Fuller Transmission a Fuel-saver for Kenworth T680 Owners

May 14, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel, News, Technology

Commercial truck buyers who purchase the Kenworth T680 with the Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission and the 2014 Paccar MX-13 engine stand to gain up to 5 percent in fuel economy, according to the truckbuilder. “Kenworth introduces a new opportunity for long-haul and regional operators to achieve fuel savings,” [...]

Paccar’s 1st Quarter Revenues, Net Income Show Increase

April 30, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Paccar’s 1st Quarter Revenues, Net Income Show Increase

Paccar reported higher revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2014, according to said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “Paccar’s truck segment results improved compared to last year reflecting the benefits of stronger industry truck sales in North America. Paccar earned $273.9 million ($.77 per diluted share) for [...]

Eaton Launches Lighter Fuller Transmission for Paccar Engine

March 28, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News

Power management company Eaton says an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmissions will soon be available on select Paccar trucks with the MX-13 engine in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications. This powertrain package is lighter in weight, provides professional drivers with smooth, automated [...]

PacLease Displays Peterbilt, KW “Tech Demo Trucks” at TRALA

March 12, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology

A pair of “technology demo” trucks — a Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt Model 579 — are on display at the Truck Rental and Leasing Association’s annual meeting, underway this week through Friday, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The trucks, presented by PacLease, showcase Kenworth and Peterbilt’s most aerodynamic models and are loaded [...]

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Electrical Problem

February 18, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety

Paccar Inc. is recalling certain 2012 and 2014 model year Kenworth K300 and Peterbilt 210 and 220 trucks equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing that’s also known as “potting.” The specific potting compound is used in the subject products for electrical insulation [...]

KW, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled Over Seatbelt Buckles, Door Latches

February 10, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

Paccar Inc. is recalling thousands of model year 2014 Kenworth T660, T680, T700,T800, T880, W900, T440, T470, T370, T270, T170, C500, and C550 chassis manufactured between Aug. 7, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2013, as well as Peterbilt 320, 325, 330, 337, 348, 365, 367, 382, 384, 386, 388, 389, and [...]

Paccar Records 3rd Best Net Profit in Company’s History

February 3, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Paccar has reported revenues of $17.12 billion for 2013 — a record for the company — and an annual net income of $1.17 billion for the year. The parent company to truck manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt said it also achieved the third best annual net profit in the company’s history [...]

Paccar Recalls Some 2014 Kenworth Trucks for Lamp Defect

January 24, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations

Paccar is recalling certain model year 2014 Kenworth T170, T270, T370, T440, T470, T660, T680, T700, T880, and W900 trucks due to an STT lamp that can potentially shrink and fall out of its mounted retention ring. Because of this potential defect, some KW tractors don’t conform to the Federal [...]