Stevens Transport has placed a large order for Kenworth's new T700 highway tractor.
KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth is celebrating a major order for its new T700 highway tractor and the delivery of its first production model truck with the Paccar MX engine.
Kenworth has announced major refrigerated transport company Stevens Transport out of Dallas, Texas has ordered 500 aerodynamic T700s with Cummins power.
“Stevens Transport is a premier carrier in the industry and we’re pleased they have chosen the new, fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 for its fleet. This order is a great way to help launch the T700 into the North American market,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president.
“Aerodynamic trucks are an integral part of our business strategy and the Kenworth T700 will deliver enhanced fuel efficiency and lower emissions. We have a long relationship with Kenworth, and we’re especially excited to bring the Kenworth T700 into our operation,” added Stevens Transport chairman and CEO Steven L. Aaron.
The Kenworth T700 is targeted towards over the road and team driver operations. It boasts a spacious interior and aerodynamics that result in 3% less drag than the T660, according to the company.
Kenworth also announced that Costco has taken delivery of its first production truck equipped with the Paccar MX engine. The private fleet recently took delivery of the truck during a special hand-off ceremony at its headquarters in Issaquah, Wash.
“We’re honoured to be selected to receive the first Paccar MX engine installed in a 2011 Kenworth production truck,” said Tom Walker, who oversees Costco’s transportation, supply chain and facility operations worldwide. Costco runs an all-Kenworth fleet of 300 trucks, all covered under a full-service lease agreement with PacLease.
The Paccar MX is a new 12.9-litre engine available with a horsepower range of 380-485 hp and torque outputs up to 1,750 lb.-ft.
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