Snow: The Equipment Advantage

December 21, 2016

Originally posted on The snow removal industry is becoming more competitive each year. As that happens, the margin of error between profitability and survival is slim. For large commercial snow removal contractors, the shift from trucks and plows to construction equipment – skid steers, compact track loaders, wheel loaders, compact wheel loaders, and backhoes …Read More

Bendix Wingman Advanced Now Available for Order on Kenworth Medium Duty T270 and T370

December 15, 2016

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ system is now available for order as an option for Kenworth T270 and T370 medium duty trucks. The radar-based collision mitigation system delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions. “This proven Bendix technology is popular with our …Read More

Kenworth T680 Advantage with 52-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Now Available for Order

December 14, 2016

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth’s new, fuel-efficient T680 52-inch mid-roof sleeper Advantage Package, for regional haul and less-than truckload operations, is now available for order. The latest Kenworth T680 Advantage configuration features an optimized powertrain with either the PACCAR MX-13 or PACCAR MX-11 engine, Eaton Fuller Advantage™ series 10-speed automated transmission, and the new PACCAR Axle, …Read More

Kenworth Introduces Certified Pre-Owned Program

November 16, 2016

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kenworth Certified Pre-Owned Program was introduced in conjunction with the recent Used Truck Association (UTA) Annual Convention. Exclusive to Kenworth dealers and PACCAR Financial Used Truck Centers, the new program enables customers to purchase quality, pre-owned and certified Kenworth Class 8 trucks in the United States and Canada. Qualifying Kenworth trucks …Read More

PACCAR Introduces Enhancements To MX-13 and MX-11 Engines

October 3, 2016

BELLEVUE, Wash. – PACCAR is launching exciting new power, torque and fuel efficiency enhancements to its MX-13 and MX-11 engines for North America. The new engines will be available in Kenworth trucks in January 2017. “The PACCAR MX-13 and MX-11 engines are designed to deliver optimum performance, durability, fuel economy, and the lowest total cost …Read More

PACCAR Launches Proprietary Axle in North America

October 3, 2016

BELLEVUE, Wash. – PACCAR is launching a new proprietary tandem axle that is the industry’s lightest and most efficient axle in its class. “PACCAR is pleased to deliver the most fuel efficient axle in the industry to complement the superior performance and fuel economy of our PACCAR MX Engines,” said Landon Sproull, PACCAR vice president. …Read More

Kenworth T680 and T880 Add Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

October 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth announced that it will offer the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for the Kenworth T680 and T880. Emissions from the ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine are 90 percent lower than the current NOx limit of 0.2 gram per brake horsepower-hour, and meet …Read More

Kenworth Adds Bendix Wingman Advanced As Option For Medium Duty T270 and T370

October 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth will add the Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ system as an option for the medium duty Kenworth T270 and T370. Bendix Wingman Advanced is a radar-based collision mitigation system that delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions. Kenworth T370 Using a …Read More

Kenworth Power Management System Expands Auto Start and Stop Features, Adds More Powerful Bunk Heater

October 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The industry-leading Kenworth power management system, which is available on the flagship T680 and T880 models, has taken another step in performance by adding cab temperature monitoring to its Auto Start and Stop capability. Kenworth also will offer the Espar Airtronic D4 fuelfired bunk heater, which produces nearly double the BTUs …Read More

Kenworth and FlowBelow Team Up To Offer FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit As Aerodynamic Option For T680

October 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth and FlowBelow™ partnered to develop the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit™ as a Kenworth T680 option. Consisting of an AeroKit fairing fitted on each side of the truck between the Kenworth T680’s tandem axles, along with a fairing directly behind the rear drive axle, the fairings are constructed of a durable, yet …Read More

Kenworth To Introduce a New Service Management System To Maximize Fleet Uptime

October 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth announces the introduction of the Kenworth TruckTech+ Service Management System to help drive uptime by speeding service and repair at Kenworth dealerships. Currently, new Kenworth Class 8 trucks are equipped with Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics, which enables fleets to view real-time vehicle health in the PACCAR Solutions portal. Beginning in …Read More

Kenworth T680 To Deliver 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

September 29, 2016

KIRKLAND, Wash. – This fall, a specially-decaled Kenworth T680 will transport the 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on a special cross-country tour to the U.S. Capitol. The tour will visit 26 community celebrations during the 2,800-mile journey. After its arrival and set-up on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the tree will be illuminated …Read More