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 of oil and gas pumping services, with operations in Canada, the US, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and North Africa.
“The Kenworth T800 is a versatile, hard-working truck that customers can count upon in a diversity of demanding vocational and on-highway applications,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice-president. “Kenworth celebrated the T800’s 25th anniversary last year, and now we celebrate another significant milestone – the 250,000th T800. We thank Trican for being a strong T800 supporter and a loyal Kenworth customer.”
Don Luft, president and chief operating officer of Trican, and Ben Mikulski, corporate manager of equipment standards and R&M services for Trican, were presented with the keys to the new Kenworth T800 by Moore. Trican purchased the new T800 from GreatWest Kenworth in Calgary and expects to use the vehicle to transport a massive coil unit in excess of 200,000 lbs. in the oilfields of North America. Trican officialas say the Kenworth T800 has become the company’s truck of choice.
“The Kenworth T800 has been a very high-performing, productive truck for Trican since we began purchasing T800s about 15 years ago,” Luft said. “It’s a special moment to receive the 250,000th T800. We certainly appreciate the efforts of Kenworth and its employees to provide us with excellent trucks that get the job done in our tough, demanding applications in the oilfields.”
For an in-depth look at the T800 on the occasion of its 25th anniversary last fall, read James Menzies’ feature article here.