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Don Hummer Knows Trucks: Test Drives Kenworth T680 for a Month Prior to Large Order

Don Hummer has a simple philosophy. “I would never ask a driver to do something that I wouldn’t do myself.” And, for Hummer, founder and chairman of Oxford, Iowa – based Don Hummer Trucking, that includes putting his drivers behind the wheel of a truck he hasn’t personally driven and approved. His latest “stamp of […]

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Marten Transport Relies on Kenworth T680s For Driver Comfort, Performance and Fuel Economy

Marten Transport, headquartered in Mondovi, Wis., is one of the leading temperature-sensitive truckload carriers in the United States. The 69-year-old company specializes in transporting and distributing food and other consumer packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. Employing more than 3,500 people, Marten Transport offers service throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. […]

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Kenworth Northeast Group Relocates South Boston Dealership to Full-Service Facility in Brockton, Mass.

Grand Opening Offers Look at PACCAR MX-11 and T680 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Kenworth Northeast Group has relocated its South Boston dealership to a newly renovated 40,000 square-foot facility that’s easily accessible to three expressways – Massachusetts routes 3 and 24 and U.S. Interstate 95.   The renovated dealership is located at 1150 West Chestnut St. […]

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Kenworth T880s Provide Dependable Uptime, Driver Satisfaction for JLE Industries

Dunbar, Pa.-based JLE Industries is a fast-growing trucking company serving the gas, oil and construction industries. Founded in 2010 to assist energy exploration and production businesses in the Marcellus Shale region , JLE has grown quickly in five years, starting with just a few trucks and expanding to more than 100 tractors and 120 employees. […]

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Kenworth T680 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Transporting Tree on Special 3,000 Mile Journey

The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made its first tour stop in the Lower 48 states Saturday with a community event visit to Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) and Lake Union Park. The crowd gathered to see the 74-foot Lutz spruce from Seward, Alaska, chosen as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree; Kenworth T680 […]

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Kenworth Continues Improving Fuel Economy

Engineers at Kenworth are never at rest, and continuous fuel economy improvement is always front and center. Thanks to Kenworth aerodynamic advances coming for 2016, customers purchasing the Kenworth T680 Advantage with 76-inch sleeper, T680 52-inch sleeper and T680 Day Cab will benefit from enhanced fuel economy. *Kenworth T680 Day Cab, 52-inch Sleeper and 76-inch […]

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Kenworth T680 Sleeper Trucks To Offer Auto Start and Stop

Kenworth has integrated battery monitoring with engine auto start and stop capability in a new option available on the company’s flagship T680 sleeper trucks. The new option is available with or without the Kenworth Idle Management System. *Kenworth T680 76-inch Sleeper* Engine auto start monitors the starting batteries. It also monitors auxiliary batteries used with […]

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Kenworth Announces Three New Options for Vocational Trucks

Kenworth has announced three new options for its vocational lineup of trucks. Allison’s 4700 RDS 7-speed automatic transmission – with optional second “deep reverse” – can be ordered on Kenworth’s T880, T800, W900, and C500.  The transmission is part of the Allison rugged duty series. “It’s a great choice for our customers operating mixers, dumps, […]

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New Kenworth 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper For T680 and T880 Now in Production

Kenworth Truck Company announced that its new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is in production. The 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is optimized for bulk tank, flatbed and other truck operators who prefer a lower roof, aerodynamic, light weight truck that has the comforts of Kenworth’s 76-inch high-roof sleeper for driver retention and […]

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First Kenworth ICON 900 Goes To Keim TS

Company Also Buys Driver Reward ICON 900 The first Kenworth ICON 900 Limited Edition was recently delivered to long-time Kenworth customer Keim TS. Stan Keim, president and owner of Keim TS, is shown with the first Kenworth ICON 900 delivered to a Kenworth customer. “We’re celebrating our 60th anniversary this year,” said Stan Keim, president […]

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Kenworth Now Offers Yokohama Tires

Kenworth has introduced a wide selection of all-position Yokohama tires for new Kenworth heavy and medium duty conventional trucks.                From left: Yokohama 101ZL and 709ZL tires Kenworth customers can now specify Yokohama’s 101ZL, 703ZL, 709ZL, MY507, RY023, RY617, and TY517 tires when ordering their new Kenworth trucks. The tires are available in a variety […]

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Kenworth Adds Secure Remote Keyless Entry Option for T680 and T880

Kenworth has introduced a new remote, keyless entry system as an option for the Kenworth T680 and T880. Kenworth T680  Kenworth T880 Kenworth’s remote keyless entry provides two key fobs programmed to lock and un-lock the doors. Use a single click to unlock the driver’s side door and a double click to unlock both cab […]

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