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Kenworth T680 Advantage Driven by Montanan Delivers U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Following a 2-1/2 week, nearly 3,500-mile journey from northwestern Montana, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit in a special ceremony Dec. 6 on the Capitol’s West Lawn. The 79-foot Englemann spruce, nicknamed “Beauty of the Big Sky,” was adorned with thousands of LED lights and ornaments handmade by children from Montana and topped with a 5-foot […]

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Performance Driven: Michael Shank Racing Continues To Impress, Utilizes Two Kenworth T680 Transporters

In the world of auto racing, precision, reliability, and durability are buzzwords for success. For Michael Shank Racing, those words encompass all aspects of his team – from the two Acura NSX GT3 cars the team races, to the Kenworth T680s used to transport the racecars to racetracks across the country and everywhere else in […]

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Attractive Kenworth T680 Advantage Draws Crowds as Montana Owner-Operator Transports U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Weeks before the U.S. Forest Service announced the choice of owner-operator Larry Spiekermeier and Whitewood Transport to transport the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, Spiekermeier knew he and his company were strong contenders. Larry Spiekermeier of Whitewood Transport is the driver of the Kenworth T680 Advantage U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour truck en route to […]

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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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