Truck News


  • Kenworth names 2020 Parts Council

    February 14, 2020 10:57AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Co. has named its 2020 Parts Council. Top parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada serve on the council, which focuses on enhancing parts quality and customer support. The Kenworth Parts Council

  • Kenworth, Meritor to develop electric powertrain

    February 12, 2020 9:41AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth will collaborate with Meritor on the development of an electric powertrain for Class 8 Kenworth T680E battery-electric vehicles, the company announced Wednesday. The T680E will be a short-hood day cab in tractor configurations of 4×2 and

  • Branded: The story of trucking’s symbols and nameplates

    February 7, 2020 4:09PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — In a patent application filed July 2, 1932, Alfred Masury wrote that he had invented “a certain new, original and ornamental design for an automobile radiator cap”, and that he was the sole owner of the work.

  • Kenworth appoints 2020 Dealer Council

    February 3, 2020 12:48PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Co. has named the 2020 Kenworth Dealer Council members. The council has eight executives, representing 426 Kenworth dealerships in Canada and the U.S. The council works in partnership with Kenworth to support customer experience throughout

  • Sound bites of 2019

    December 31, 2019 7:20AM by Truck News

    “If I had a dollar for every time I heard ‘truck driver shortage’, I wouldn’t be here today.”

    – Kristen Monaco, associate commissioner at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, who doesn’t believe there is a driver shortage in the trucking industry.

  • Kenworth unveils array of product enhancements

    October 28, 2019 11:24AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Kenworth has unveiled a series of enhancements to products and services against the backdrop of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The TruckTech+ over-the-air program for Paccar MX engines and aftertreatment-related software will fully roll out early

  • Expect ‘normal’ year in truck sales: Kenworth GM

    October 28, 2019 9:25AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Kenworth’s general manager seem unfazed by a projected plunge in North American truck sales, stressing that the year to come will still represent “more of a normal year” for truck makers. The OEM expects the Canadian and

  • Sutco goes from pink to plaid in effort to raise funds to fight cancer

    August 7, 2019 1:01PM by Derek Clouthier

    SALMO, B.C. – On the heels of its success “driving toward a cure” to raise money to fight breast cancer, Sutco Transportation Specialists is at it again with a new initiative, transforming from pink to plaid. Five years ago, the

  • Kevin Baney named Kenworth GM and Paccar VP

    August 1, 2019 2:56PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kevin Baney has been named general manager of Kenworth Truck Co. and vice-president of Paccar, it was announced Thursday. Baney has been with Paccar for 25 years. Before his current position, he served for nearly three years

  • Product Uncategorized

    Kenworth offering Alcoa Dura-Black wheels

    July 25, 2019 8:50AM by John G Smith

      Kenworth is now offering Alcoa’s new Dura-Black wheels, delivering a bold style for heavy-duty and medium-duty conventional trucks. The new designs are lighter and stronger than steel wheels, offering the promise of increased payloads and better fuel economy, Alcoa

  • Product Uncategorized

    Remote diagnostics now on Kenworth medium-duty trucks

    May 14, 2019 2:55PM by John G Smith

    Kenworth medium-duty conventional trucks now come with the option of TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics. The system will be available in new Kenworth T270, T370, T440 and T470 models equipped with Paccar’s 6.7-liter PX-7 engine, 8.9-liter PX-9 Paccar engine, or Cummins Westport

  • Kenworth colors to come from $140-M facility

    April 24, 2019 2:46PM by John G Smith

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Kenworth is officially breaking ground on a new paint facility for its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio – representing a US $140-million investment that will support higher production volumes and better finishes alike. The

  • PacLease Edmonton Kenworth named Franchise of the Year

    April 11, 2019 12:30PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – PacLease has named its Edmonton location as its 2018 North American Franchise of the Year. PacLease Edmonton Kenworth received the honor during the parent company’s awards dinner in Orlando, Fla., with Jim Callaway, general manager of the

  • Product Uncategorized

    Moose bumper for Kenworth W990L

    April 8, 2019 11:21AM by John G Smith

    Kenworth’s W990L can now be reinforced with the new Texas Titan four-post moose bumper, unveiled by Magnum Trailer and Equipment. The design incorporates high-strength materials including 6061-T6 aluminum tubing with an 18.5-inch extruded beam that’s reinforced with 3/16-inch stiffeners. It all

  • Product Uncategorized

    Kenworth unveils warranty for pre-owned trucks

    November 7, 2018 10:12AM by John G Smith

    Kenworth is now offering a two-year, 400,000-km Class 8 Paccar engines pre-owned warranty through the Kenworth Certified Pre-Owned Program – offering the chance to double the coverage on a standard warranty. The warranty covers 105 engine and aftertreatment components on