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Kenworth T680

Kenworth T680 Earns EPA SmartWay Designation

Kenworth Truck Company on Thursday, June 21, announced that its new aerodynamic Kenworth model has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay designation. “As our most aerodynamic truck ever, we look forward to providing customers with enhanced fuel efficiency and reduced emissions with the new T680,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. […]

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Year to date, 81,762 Class 8 trucks have been sold in the U.S. — a 42.4 percent improvement over the first five months of 2011.

May Class 8 Sales Up 36% from 2011, Best Total This Year

Heavy-duty new truck sales in May continued the year’s big gains over 2011, posting the best total of 2012 — and the second best in five years — with all nameplates improving more than 20 percent. According to figures provided to The Trucker by Ward’s Automotive, Class 8 sales were 18,012 trucks in the United […]

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Cascadia Evoltion

Cascadia Evolution Delivers 7% Improvement in Fuel Economy Over EPA 2010 Models

Freightliner Trucks’ new Cascadia Evolution will deliver a 7% enhancement on the fuel economy of previous EPA 2010 compliant models with improvements in aerodynamics, weight reduction and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) repackaging. DD15’s BlueTec 1-Box SCR package, which requires Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), has been optimized to decrease size, weight and complexity. David Hames, general […]

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Kenworth T680

Kenworth Hosts T680 Test-Drive Sweepstakes

Kenworth Trucks is hosting a special promotion in the United States that will award prize winners with an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to test-drive the new T680 tractor and tour the plant. The three prize winners in the “Kenworth T680 Test Drive Contest” will be among the […]

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Motor Power Kenworth Opens New Full-Service Facility in Casper, Wyoming

CASPER, Wy. – Motor Power Kenworth has opened a new, 27,000 square-foot full service dealership in Casper, Wyoming. A member of the Kenworth dealer network of more than 320 locations in the United States and Canada, the new Motor Power Kenworth facility is located on just over 10 acres at 4455 N. Salt Creek Highway […]

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Navistar, Clean Energy Unveil Natural Gas Incentives

If you’re a trucker or private fleet manager looking for a predictably priced alternative source of fuel, truck maker Navistar International Corp. and natural gas advocate Clean Energy Fuels Corp. think they have a deal for you. Ironically, how good that deal turns out to be will depend on doing one’s best to predict the […]

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Kenworth 250000th

Kenworth Delivers 250,000th T800 truck to Canadian Company

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Trucks celebrated a significant milestone this week: the production and delivery of its 250,000th T800 truck. Service. The company celebrated the quarter-million mark with a special ceremony at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash. The landmark truck was delivered to Calgary-based Trican Well Service, one of North America’s largest providers […]

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Kenworth Laying Off 10% of Workers at Ohio Truck Plant

Kenworth Truck Co. said Wednesday it is laying off 10% of workers at its Class 8 assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, because of a drop in heavy-duty truck orders. “We gave the workers three days notice on the layoff, which will [take] effect Monday,” Kenworth spokesman Jeff Parietti told Transport Topics. He said that 10% […]

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Class 8 Sales Top 17K in March, Up Nearly 50% for 2012

Heavy-duty new truck sales in March topped 17,000 and were the best of the young 2012, and the best since last October — which means the total also made March the second best single month in five years. According to figures provided to The Trucker by Ward’s Automotive, Class 8 sales were 17,308 trucks in […]

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Back on the Road

After a Lifetime Putting Others First, Deserving Trucker Wins Arrow’s Back on the Road™ Program

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Arrow Truck Sales and industry sponsors selected the winner of Arrow’s 5th Anniversary Back on the Road™ program, presented by Mack Trucks, Inc., today at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Mounting medical bills and lack of a steady income stream have put Billy Basenberg of Jasper, AL., in a position […]

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great american

Louisiana Man Wins Great American Insurance Group’s “Big Rig”

A trucking company service manager from the New Orleans, La.-area has won a customized Peterbilt “big rig” in Ohio-based Great American Insurance Group’s annual giveaway. Todd Turner’s first trip to the Mid-America Trucking Show was more exciting than he could have ever imagined, the insurance company said. The trucker completed a “Big Rig Giveaway” entry […]

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DTNA Recalling Some Cascadias, Western Stars for Seat Defects

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that it’s recalling certain model year 2012 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4900 vehicles manufactured from Dec. 22, 2011, through Feb. 23 of this year because of possibly defective seats. The seats are certain National Seat brands and the potential number affected is 8,747. DTNA recalled the vehicles because […]

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