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New Kenworth W990 Features Special Design for 54th Annual U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour

Central Oregon Truck Company To Carry “The People’s Tree” To Community Celebrations en route to Washington, D.C. The new Kenworth W990 will transport the 54th U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Nov. 2 tree-cutting in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest to more than 25 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., in […]

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Kenworth Introduces T880S Twin Steer

Kenworth is adding a factory installed twin steer configuration to its T880S vocational model. The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer features a set-forward front axle with a 61-inch axle spread to maximize payload. Kenworth T880S Twin Steer The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer offers a very short 114-inch BBC. This allows larger bodies to be installed farther […]

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Kenworth Introduces New Vehicle Electronics for T680, T880 and W990

Kenworth has introduced new vehicle electronics for its flagship T680 over-the-road and T880 vocational models, and the recently introduced Kenworth W990, equipped with the PACCAR MX-13 or PACCAR MX-11 engines. Kenworth T880 The new electronic system updates, which went into production Monday, enable Kenworth to easily integrate new options into its trucks, while also simplifying […]

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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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