CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The Kenworth Truck Company celebrated a special milestone during the holiday season – its one millionth truck was produced at the company’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Russ McElliott, TransAm Trucking president (second from left), receives the keys to the one millionth truck from Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president. Executives Tim Murphy and Ken Hoffman of selling dealer MHC Kenworth are far left and far right.
The milestone truck is a Kenworth T680 Advantage with a 455-hp Paccar MX-13 engine and a factory-installed Kenworth aerodynamic package. The millionth truck was delivered to TransAm Trucking of Olathe, Kan.
“The production and delivery of our one millionth truck caps off an outstanding year for Kenworth,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president. “It’s appropriate that the milestone truck is the on-highway flagship Kenworth T680 Advantage, our excellent fuel efficiency leader, and that TransAm, an excellent supporter of the T680 and Paccar MX-13 engine, is our customer for this special honor.”
Russ McElliott, president of TransAm Trucking commented: “We’ve received excellent performance from our Kenworth T680s with the Paccar MX-13 engine. As a result, the Kenworth T680 has become our truck of choice for its high outstanding fuel efficiency, driver comfort and reliability,” said “Our partnership with Kenworth and MHC Kenworth continues to be very productive and successful, and it’s a privilege to be selected to receive Kenworth’s one millionth truck.”
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