KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has presented UPS with a plaque commemorating the 50,000th Paccar MX engine to be installed in a Kenworth truck.
The milestone engine went into a Kenworth T680 day cab that UPS will deploy in the Seattle area. UPS has become a major customer of Kenworth’s, ordering 1,750 trucks this year alone.
“Kenworth and UPS have an excellent relationship, and it’s great to recognize UPS with Kenworth’s 50,000th Paccar MX series engine,” said Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president. “The engine’s outstanding fuel efficiency, low cost of ownership, exceptional reliability and durability, high horsepower and torque ratings, lightweight design and quiet operation are among key attributes that benefit UPS and all our customers.”
Bill Brentar, UPS director of maintenance and engineering for transportation equipment, said “Our Kenworth T680s with the Paccar MX engine are performing well in UPS operations throughout the US.”
UPS was represented at the ceremony by Robert Filosa, who accepted the plaque from Feight and employees at Kenworth’s Kirkland, Wash. headquarters. Paccar has produced more than 100,000 MX engines at its Columbus, Miss. engine plant.
Robert Filosa of UPS (right) received a plaque from Kenworth GM Preson Feight.
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