Truck News

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    Enjoy Kenworth visions all year long

    December 3, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Kenworth fans can now stare at the truck designs all year long thanks to the latest calendars available at The six-page, 26.25×28-inch Kenworth wall calendar features the T680 advantage, a T680 with an electric powertrain, a T880 mixer, T880S dump truck, a W990 mid-roof sleeper, and K370 cabover. There’s an appointment calendar, too.

  • 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

  • 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

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    Kenworth building for the future

    April 24, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Kenworth is actively building its trucks and capabilities alike. Coming off a record year in which it produced 39,800 Class 8 trucks at its manufacturing facility in Chillicothe, Ohio, the OEM is now breaking ground on a new US $140-million paint facility that promises to deliver better finishes and higher productivity.

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    Kenworth W990 Walkaround

    January 11, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Join equipment editor Jim Park on a walkaround tour of Kenworth’s W990. From the 510/1,850 MX engine behind that big grille to the 40,000-pound Dana rear ends out back, the W990 is a stylish workhorse. Check it out!

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    Kenworth, Toyota join to develop trucks with fuel cells

    January 9, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth and Toyota are joining forces to develop a test fleet of 10 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, building on research that both had been conducting independently.

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    Continental Divide: The differences between European and North American trucks

    November 14, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — The manufacturers of North American and European trucks are more closely aligned than ever. But as close as the companies have drawn together, the equipment itself can appear a world apart. Different regulations are just one reason.

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    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

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    Deep Thinking: Eaton-Cummins tech right for the times

    November 6, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cummins and Eaton have been integrating components for years. They announced an engagement of sorts with the launch of the SmartAdvantage powertrain. Last year, by launching the Endurant transmission through the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture, they figuratively tied the knot.

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    T880 stars in video series

    October 9, 2018 10:33AM by John G Smith

    T880 vocational trucks are the star of a new Body Builder Academy Training video series from Kenworth. The six videos focus on connectivity with Kenworth chassis systems, PTO functions, integrating electronics between the body and truck, and optimizing the driver

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    Kenworth GM discusses market, tariffs and trade

    September 28, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth general manager Mike Dozier continues to be impressed by market fundamentals that are driving truck sales. Current forecasts for 2018 Class 8 truck sales in Canada and the U.S. sit close to 285,000 units, and

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    Kenworth W990 builds on a lasting legacy

    September 28, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev – Kenworth’s W900 has become a staple of the show ‘n shine circuit, its long hood and gleaming accents seem to guide drivers down the highway. The look has had a starring role in movies and been immortalized in belt buckles. Now it has been re-imagined in the form of the W990.

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    Kenworth offers near-zero NOx engine

    August 22, 2018 4:54PM by John G Smith

    Kenworth continues to expand the offerings that will run on natural gas, with T680, T880 and T880S trucks now available with Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero-NOx emissions natural gas engines. The ISX12N meets the California Air Resources Board’s optional low-NOx standard

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    Kenworth T680 gets predictive cruise

    June 28, 2018 12:15PM by John G Smith

    Kenworth’s predictive cruise control system will become a standard offering on T680 trucks as of July 1. The system combines GPS data and cruise control to improve fuel economy. As the truck ascends and crests a hill, vehicle speed will

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    Canadian truck sales were strong in ’17

    March 9, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — North America’s Class 8 truck sales closed out 2017 on a three-year high, thanks largely to tighter capacity in the freight market south of the border. Here in Canada, Freightliner dominated Class 8 sales for the year,