Kenworth Truck Co.
The American Truck Dealers named Kenworth Truck Co.’s T680 the winner of its Class 8 truck of the year Sunday at ATD’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla.
The group also named Drew Linn Jr., president of Southland International Trucks in Homewood, Ala., its Truck Dealer of the Year.
“We’re very proud of the entire dealership,” Linn said in a statement. “It’s an accomplishment made possible by our 200 dealership employees.”
Dealership candidates were evaluated in several categories including performance, civic contributions and industry leadership. The winner was chosen by a panel of professors from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Kenworth’s 76-inch sleeper with a Paccar MX engine won for its comfort and driveability, including its pulling power from the engine, the easy shifting of its 10-speed manual transmission and well set up gauges and controls, ATD said in a statement. Kenworth Truck Co. is a unit of Paccar Inc.