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Business, Equipment

Kenworth Constructing Test Building at Ohio Plant

Kenworth W990 52-inch flat roof sleeper A Kenworth W990 52-inch flat roof sleeper off the assembly line at the Chillicothe, Ohio, plant. (Kenworth Truck Co. via Twitter)

Kenworth Truck Co. began construction on a $45 million, 105,000-square-foot test building addition to its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

April 15, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth Receives Its Largest Order to Date for BEVs

Kenworth K270E and T680E battery-electric trucks Jack Khudikyan, owner of AJR Trucking and MDB Transportation, ordered 15 Kenworth T680E and 10 Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicles. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

Kenworth Truck Co. announced it received its largest Kenworth battery-electric vehicle order placed to date. Jack Khudikyan, owner of AJR Trucking and MDB Transportation, ordered 15 Kenworth T680E and 10 Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicles from Inland Kenworth in Montebello, Calif.

February 18, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Paccar Sets Stage for Pure Electric Truck Platform

Kenworth T680E The Kenworth T680E battery-electric truck. A new Class 8 electric truck platform would complement what Paccar uses for the Kenworth T680. (TruckPR/Flickr)

Paccar is in the initial stages of designing a new Class 8 electric truck platform freed from the constraints of having a diesel powertrain and a complex exhaust system.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth Sees Electric Truck Interest Grow Rapidly

T680 zero emission Kenworth demonstrated its T680 fuel cell electric vehicle. (Jerry Hirsch)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Paccar is pushing quickly into electric trucks, planning models that range from delivery box trucks to Class 8 tractors, including a hydrogen fuel cell version mated to an electric drivetrain.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 13, 2022
Equipment

Army Vet Jimmy Reddell Wins Kenworth T680

Jimmy Reddell of Stevens Transport Jimmy Reddell, a 22-year military veteran, drives for Dallas-based Stevens Transport. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

U.S. Army veteran Jimmy Reddell, who drives for Dallas-based Stevens Transport, is the winner of the 2021 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award.

December 20, 2021
Business, Equipment

Kenworth of Jacksonville Expands, Relocates

Kenworth of Jacksonville Kenworth of Jacksonville

Kenworth of Jacksonville announced it relocated its full-service dealership to a larger, newly constructed facility to meet increasing customer demand spurred by residential and commercial growth in the greater Jacksonville, Fla., area.

December 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Kenworth T680 Next Generation Earns EPA SmartWay Designation

Kenworth T680 Next Gen truck Kenworth T680 Next Generation model. (Truck PR via Flickr)

One of Kenworth Truck Co.’s new models received a government designation certifying its energy efficiency and reduced emissions, the original equipment manufacturer announced Aug. 5.

August 9, 2021
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Now Offers Haulmaax EX Suspension

Haulmaax EX

Kenworth Truck Co. announced it now offers the Hendrickson Haulmaax EX suspension as an option for its Kenworth T880, W990, T680 and T480 vocational models.

July 12, 2021
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Introduces 52-Inch Flat Roof Sleeper

Kenworth 52-inch flat-top roof sleeper A Kenworth W990 with a 52-inch flat roof sleeper is shown after coming off the line at the Kenworth Chillicothe plant. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

Kenworth Truck Co. announced a 52-inch flat roof sleeper intended for Class 8 crane, pump, car hauler and other applications that may require a low roof.

May 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Kenworth Launches New Medium-Duty Product Lineup

Kenworth T280 A box van like this 26-foot demonstrator will likely prove popular. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

PHOENIX — After a model life of nearly 30 years, Kenworth is updating its Class 5 medium-duty vehicles through Class 8, with the introduction of four all-new models: the T180, T280, T380 and T480.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
April 5, 2021

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