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Kenworth’s Ground Support is Crucial for PJ Helicopters

When an emergency strikes, it’s all hands-on deck for Northern California-based helicopter lift service fleet, PJ Helicopters. Often utilized as a first response team, the helicopter company relies on its equipment to be ready to go at a moment’s notice. PJ Helicopters’ fleet includes eight Sikorsky UH-60A Utility Hawks (the civilian version of the military’s […]

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KW News: Own the Road: Kenworth Launches New Long-Hood Conventional – The W990

Kenworth continued its tradition of driver-focused product development with the introduction of its new long-hood conventional – the Kenworth W990 – Thursday evening during a major unveiling event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A large audience of customers, dealers and press gathered to celebrate the launch of the new W990 with its traditional design […]

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Kenworth T880S Mixer with McNeilus Bridgemaster Package Provides Major Donation to RMC Research & Education Foundation

A Kenworth T880S bridge formula mixer chassis, recently sold during online bidding, will provide a major contribution to the RMC Research & Education Foundation, thanks to Kenworth, McNeilus, NorCal Kenworth and other participating Kenworth supplier partners. The T880S will display at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) ConcreteWorks Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in National Harbor, […]

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Top Four Finalists Named as Search For Top Rookie Military Veteran Truck Driver Narrows

Kenworth has teamed with the FASTPORT Trucking Track Mentoring Program and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program to find America’s top rookie military veteran, who has made the successful transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet. From left are Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director; and the four finalists […]

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Kenworth’s Renton Assembly Plant Celebrates 25 Years of Building The World’s Best Trucks

Kenworth Truck Company’s assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of building The World’s Best® trucks. Kenworth – Renton Assembly Plant Kenworth employees and their family members marked the anniversary in conjunction with Kenworth Family Day held at the plant. The event included antique Kenworth trucks, employee classic car show, face painters […]

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Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S Add Cummins Westport ISX12N Near Zero Natural Gas Engine

The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship and Kenworth T880 and T880S vocational leaders are available for order with the Cummins Westport ISX12N near zero NOx emissions natural gas engine. Cummins Westport ISX12N The ISX12N is certified by both the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (CARB). The engine meets CARB’s optional low NOx standard […]

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All Three Assembly Plants Producing Kenworth Trucks Earn ISO Certification for Environmental Management Systems

All three assembly plants that produce Kenworth trucks in the United States and Canada have now achieved the prestigious ISO14001:2015 certification for their environmental management systems, which support the production of trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Kenworth’s heavy duty manufacturing plants in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Renton, Washington, both previously earned this certification. Kenworth medium […]

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Kenworth T680 and Army Special Operations Veteran Support Careers in Trucking For Transitioning Service Members

Service personnel and their spouses participated in career development programs and learned more about post-military career opportunities at Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summits recently hosted by Naval Air Station Pensacola and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The two summits, coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, concluded with interactive […]

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Kenworth T270 and T370 Standard with Dana Spicer S140 Single-Drive Axles

Kenworth T270 and T370 medium duty trucks are now standard with Dana Spicer S140 single-reduction, single-drive axles. Dana Spicer S140 The Kenworth T270 features the Dana Spicer S17-140 rated at 16,000 pounds, while the Kenworth T370 is standard with the Dana Spicer S21-140 rated at 21,000 pounds. Dana Spicer S140 axles are designed to serve […]

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Kenworth T680s Allow Groendyke Transport To Reduce Its Trade-in Cycle By Four Years

Driver Safety Plays Pivotal Role in Spec’ing Choices for Kenworth T680s Brian Gigoux and other executives at Groendyke Transport knew they would be making a bold move when they reduced the company’s trade-in cycle for its trucks from nine years to five. But the need to bring on trucks with the newest and latest technologies […]

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Kenworth Summer Activities Feature Special Olympics, Northwest Harvest and Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

Kenworth employees at the company’s headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, have been busy this summer giving back to their community by volunteering at the National Special Olympics in Seattle, raising money for Northwest Harvest to help feed the hungry in the state, and participating with three trucks in the local Fourth of July Parade. 2018 Special […]

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Kenworth T680 Adds Predictive Cruise Control as Standard

Kenworth’s Predictive Cruise Control system becomes standard on the Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship beginning July 1. Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control combines GPS with cruise control to deliver enhanced fuel economy. The system uses topographical GPS data inputs to aid cruising speed efficiency. As the truck enters certain types of terrain, such as rolling hills, the system […]

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