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

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

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
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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

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

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

Kenworth Rolls Out New Features on T680, T880 Models


Kenworth Truck Co. announced new fuel-efficiency features on its T680 and T880 models, including predictive cruise control and a virtual tool to coach and assist drivers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 21, 2015

Kenworth’s New Remote Diagnostics System Enters Production


Kenworth Truck Co. has begun production of its TruckTech+ remote diagnostics platform on new Class 8 Kenworth models equipped with the Paccar MX-13 engine.

July 2, 2015

Kenworth 76-Inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Now Available

Kenworth Truck Co.

Kenworth Truck Co. said its new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper option is now available for order with its T680 and T880 models.

June 29, 2015

Paccar’s 1Q Earnings Rise 38%


Paccar Inc. reported first-quarter income rose 38% from a year go on higher truck sales, and the company predicted higher industrywide U.S. and Canadian heavy-duty truck sales for this year.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
April 21, 2015