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Heartland Express Recognized for Superior On-Time Service, Selects T680s for Reliability and Driver Comfort

Heartland Express, Inc., headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa, serves customers throughout the United States with award-winning excellence. One of North America’s largest carriers, Heartland has been recognized 18 times by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 200 Best Small Companies in America, as well as being ranked by Logistics Management Magazine 13 times as […]

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Kenworth T680 and Veteran Employee Support Careers in Trucking Among Service Members

More than a thousand service personnel and their spouses took part in career development programs and learned more about their post-military career opportunities at a Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit held over three days at several area military and veteran support facilities. The summit, coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes […]

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Kenworth T680 Advantage Features Special Exterior Design for 53rd Annual U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour

Whitewood Transport T680 To Carry “The People’s Tree” to Community Celebrations En Route to Washington, D.C. A Kenworth T680 Advantage will transport the 53rd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Nov. 8 tree-cutting in the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to 15 community celebrations during the more than 2,000-mile journey en route to the tree-lighting […]

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Kenworth T680 Now Offers Endurant 12-Speed Automated Transmission Paired with Cummins X15 Engine

The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now available with the new Endurant™ 12-speed automated transmission paired with the Cummins X15 Efficiency Series engine for regional and linehaul applications up to 110,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. Endurant 12-speed Automated Transmission Introduced by Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, the purpose-built Endurant transmission is engineered for seamless integration with […]

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Kenworth Introduces T680 Driver Academy, 20 Short Videos Highlight T680 Vehicle Operation

Kenworth has introduced its T680 Driver Academy Training video series for the on-highway flagship Kenworth T680.   “We produced 20 short, instructional videos to help new and current Kenworth T680 drivers learn more their T680s,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “For example, one short segment shows where all the fill spots are under the […]

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Kenworth T680 Proves To Be “The Driver’s Truck” for Danny Herman Trucking

Before Ronnie Miller hired on with Danny Herman Trucking in 2012, he told Joe Herman a little bit about himself. “I told him I was a Kenworth man. That’s all I drove as an owner operator during my 28 years, and that’s all I want to drive now,” Miller reminisced with a chuckle. “And that’s […]

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Floyd Blinsky Trucking Shows Its True Colors

Multi-Colored Kenworth T680s are Spec’d to the Nines for Drivers When Matt Blinsky was asked the company’s fleet color, he answered with a laugh.  “That’s a good question.  We don’t have one. We’ve got 74 trucks, and probably 25 different colors running around.  It’s all by design.” Matt Blinsky, vice president of Floyd Blinsky Trucking, […]

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Kenworth T680 with PACCAR MX Engine to Participate in DOE SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth announced that it will collaborate closely with the PACCAR Technical Center and DAF Trucks NV, a subsidiary of PACCAR, to develop important advancements in Class 8 truck aerodynamics, engine and powertrain efficiencies with $8 million in year-one funding provided by the Vehicle Technologies Office of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck II program. Other […]

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Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S Available for Order with ISL G Near Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational leaders are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine. The 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero is rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. Exhaust emissions of the ISL G NZ are 90 […]

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“Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 Sold to J&L Transportation

Net Proceeds Donated to Truckers Against Trafficking The “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 was auctioned off this week at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix. The winning bid was submitted by Mike Jimenez, owner of Phoenix-based J&L Transportation, which resulted in $89,000 netted in support of Truckers Against Trafficking – a 501(c)3 non-profit devoted to stopping human trafficking […]

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“Driving for Excellence” Award Deadline Nears For Fleets To Nominate Drivers To Win Kenworth T680 Advantage

Will Recognize Top Rookie Veteran Serving as Commercial Truck Driver The joint search by Kenworth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program and FASTPORT to find America’s top rookie military veteran – who has made the transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet – continued recently at Joint Base […]

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Kenworth T680 76-inch Sleeper Featured at FASTPORT Transportation Forum and Hiring Fair at Fort Riley

Participating Fleets Reminded To Nominate Rookie Veterans Serving as Commercial Truck Drivers by June 30 for T680 Giveaway More than a hundred soldiers from Fort Riley in Kansas recently attended the latest in a series of FASTPORT transportation forums and hiring fairs held at U.S. military bases. These events assist military service members preparing to […]

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