Business, Equipment

Kenworth T680 Adds Integrated Powertrain Option

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Kenworth Truck Co. announced that its T680 on-highway flagship Class 8 is now available for order for the first time with the combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the new Paccar automated transmission.

March 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth Preps Hydrogen-Electric T680 for Drayage at SoCal Ports

ZECT Kenworth T680 day cab The Zero Emissions Cargo Transport, a Kenworth T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, at Kenworth's Feb. 6 ride-and-drive event. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. is wrapping up tests on a zero-emissions hydrogen-electric Class 8 truck that will be operating in drayage applications in Southern California by the end of March, company executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Kenworth Trucks Serve Canadian News Outlet

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is using three Kenworth Truck Co. K-Series medium-duty cabovers as mobile production trucks.

December 13, 2017

Kenworth Sales Co. Remodels, Expands Idaho Dealership

Kenworth Sales Co. recently unveiled the $4.95 million remodeling and expansion of its Lewiston, Idaho, dealership.

November 6, 2017

Kenworth Offers Training Videos for T880 Model

Kenworth Truck Co. launched a series of training videos for customers operating its flagship T880 vocational model.

October 16, 2017
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Makes 7-Axle Straight Truck for Ag Hauler

White Oak Mills Kenworth truck White Oak Mills' Long (Kenworth Truck Co.)

Kenworth Truck Co. manufactured a 7-axle straight truck for White Oak Mills, marking the first time the OEM had made such a vehicle starting with its T880S platform.

September 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Putting Paccar’s New Automated Transmission to the Test

Paccar test drive Joe Howard/Transport Topics

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Paccar’s new automated transmissions were put through testing and demonstrations during a daylong launch event at the company’s technical center here, as media were given the chance to experience the new units firsthand.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
August 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Kenworth Assesses Ramifications of ELDs on Business

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Kenworth Truck Co. looks at the potential effect of mandatory electronic logging devices on its business from the perspectives of truck production and valuation and fleet maintenance, company executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 26, 2017

Kenworth Adds Options for Vocational Trucks Amid Rising Market

Roger W. Gilroy/Transport Topics

Kenworth Truck Co. says a new axle, compressed natural gas engine and air intake will be available by the end of July.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 25, 2017

Paccar’s Net Income Down in Second Quarter Despite Revenue Surge

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Second-quarter net income declined for truck maker Paccar Inc., even though revenue increased for the Bellevue, Wash.-based parent of Kenworth Trucks and Peterbilt Motors.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 25, 2017