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Kenworth Unveils T680 Advantage Day Cab That Touts 6% Fuel-Economy Gain

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. announced a series of product enhancements and provided a generally positive industry outlook during a media briefing on Aug. 12 featuring the company’s new general manager, Mike Dozier.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
August 15, 2016
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Video: Bendix, Kenworth Demonstrate Wingman Fusion

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems provided an in-cab demonstration of the Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system here during a Kenworth media event.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
August 15, 2016

Bendix, Kenworth Demonstrate Wingman Fusion

Fred Andersky of Bendix provides an in-cab demonstration of the Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system. (Neil Abt/Transport Topics)

August 15, 2016
Business

Kenworth Receives $8.6 Million in Grants for T680 Drayage Truck Projects in California

Kenworth has been awarded three government grants totaling $8.6 million that will support low emissions projects involving Kenworth T680 Day Cabs targeted for use as drayage tractors at Southern California ports.

August 15, 2016
Business

Kenworth T680 and T880 Now Mainstays at Chillicothe Plant Undergoing Expansion

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - Kenworth Truck Co.’s two latest models, the T680 and T880, launched in 2012 and 2013, respectively, now account for 90% of production at its manufacturing plant here, replacing earlier legacy models, said Kurt Swihart, director of marketing at Kenworth Truck Co.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 19, 2016
Business

Idaho Kenworth Dealership to Undergo $4 Million Expansion

A $4 million expansion of Kenworth Sales Co. in Lewiston, Idaho, is aimed at minimizing the time it takes its customers to get their rigs back on the road.

Elaine Williams | Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune
April 4, 2016
Business

Kenworth's T880 Now Available With Hendrickson Ultimaax Suspension

INDIANAPOLIS — Kenworth Trucks said at the Work Truck Show here that the T880 is available for order with the Hendrickson Ultimaax severe-duty rubber suspension.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
March 3, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Kenworth Expands Availability of TruckTech+, Engine Auto Start and Stop System

Skoog by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kenworth Truck Co. made a series of announcements here, including the expansion of TruckTech+ to new Class 8 trucks with Paccar MX-11 engines.

February 28, 2016
Business

Kenworth Expects Sales to Stay Strong, Celebrates MX-13 Engine Milestone

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The combination of higher freight tonnage, near total truck utilization, the elevated age of the average fleet and strong earnings reports from carriers point to a continued strong market for new truck sales into 2016, said Preston Feight, general manager of Kenworth Truck Co.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 4, 2015
Business

Kenworth's Feight Defends Trucking's Safety Record

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

KIRKLAND, Wash. — During a media event at Kenworth Truck Co.’s headquarters here Aug. 26, I asked General Manager Preston Feight a question: “Is trucking safe?”

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
August 28, 2015

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