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PacLease Launches Informative Blog for Private Fleets

PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) has launched a new blog, available through its website: www.PacLease.com/Blog.  A first for the company, PacLease’s aim is to create another avenue of communicating with their customers.  According to Michelle Harry, PacLease’s director of marketing, the blog is educational in nature and a way for the company to communicate valuable information and […]

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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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Michelin Receives Prestigious PACCAR Supplier Quality Award

Michelin North America, Inc., has been recognized by PACCAR — one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks — as a recipient of the 2017 “10 PPM Supplier Quality” award for outstanding commitment to quality. The award was presented recently to Michelin by Gary Safsten, PACCAR assistant director of supplier quality, at […]

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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 AG400L Tandem Rear Suspension Now Standard on Kenworth T680

The proprietary Kenworth AG400L tandem rear suspension is now standard equipment for the Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship. The disc brakes-compatible Kenworth AG400L is rated at 40,000 pounds. The cost-effective, four-bag suspension is especially well-suited for over the road and pickup and delivery applications. The AG400L provides a smooth ride through a proven trailing arm design. […]

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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 Now Standard with JOST Fifth Wheel

The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now standard with the JOST JSK37USB fifth wheel. JOST fifth wheels offer a simple and safe design with only four moving parts. The positive coupling design ensures a true connection, providing Kenworth drivers with the assurance of a safe coupling. JOST’s simple mechanism allows infinite adjustments versus notched adjustments. […]

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Peterbilt Starts Production of New Model 579 UltraLoft

Peterbilt Motors Company delivered the keys to the first production unit of the new Model 579 UltraLoft to David Freymiller, President and CEO of Oklahoma City based Freymiller Trucking. Peterbilt announced the introduction of the Model 579 UltraLoft earlier this year. The UltraLoft features a high roof integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s flagship […]

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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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Peterbilt Announces Driver-Safety Focused Options for Sleeper Models

Peterbilt Motors Company announces two new options for Models 567 and 579 trucks: the alert switch and the pass-through seat. These features were designed with input from influential driver groups like the Women in Trucking Association. Located in the sleeper control panel, the alert switch is an alarm that behaves like a panic button on […]

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Kenworth Releases New T880 Video Starring Kenworth’s Flagship Vocational Truck

Kenworth has released a fast-paced, 2-minute video on the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck. The new “T880: The Ultimate Work Truck” video features the T880 in action in demanding dump, ready mix, heavy haul, flatbed, refuse, bulk haul, tanker, wrecker and logger applications. The T880 exemplifies Kenworth’s long-time core values of quality, innovation […]

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