US fleet orders 1,050 Kenworths with Paccar engines

KIRKLAND, Wash. — A major order of 1,050 Kenworth T660s with Paccar MX engines may serve as further evidence the North American trucking industry is on the mend.

TransAm Trucking, a refrigerated transport fleet out of Olathe, Kansas placed the order.

“This order from TransAm Trucking is a remarkable way to help introduce the Paccar MX engine into the North American market,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president. “Kenworth and Paccar very much appreciate TransAm’s strong support and commitment. We look forward to delivering the first of the fleet’s 1,050 fuel-efficient Kenworth T660s with Paccar MX engines beginning this summer.”

The MX engine has been spec’d at 485 hp and 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque and the T660s are fitted with 72-inch AeroCab Aerodyne sleepers.

“We’re very confident in the Paccar MX engine. We have studied Paccar’s global engine capabilities, their engine technology and validation processes. Combined with Kenworth’s excellent dealer service, we are confident in the Paccar MX engine,” said Russ McElliott, TransAm Trucking’s president. “We value our relationship with Kenworth and MHC and consider the Kenworth T660 with Paccar MX engine a winning combination.”

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