Kenworth T680 Advantage Road Tour Announced

Truck operators interested in maximizing their fuel economy will have an opportunity to explore the new Kenworth T680 Advantage during a 3-month tour announced today by Kenworth Truck Company.

t680_advantage_tour1lr_450x223Kenworth T680 Advantage Tour Truck and Trailer

The new Kenworth T680 Advantage is Kenworth’s most fuel-efficient truck. It begins with the optimized powertrain combination of the 2014 PACCAR MX-13 engine and the Eaton Fuller Advantage™ 10-speed automated transmission, and incorporates fuel-economy drive axles (such as a 6×2 configuration) and special factory-installed aerodynamic package. As a result, the T680 Advantage with 76-inch sleeper offers up to a 5 percent fuel economy improvement* compared to last year’s T680 76-inch sleeper with 2013 PACCAR MX-13 engine, Eaton UltraShift® PLUS LAS 10-speed transmission, and Dana DSP40 6×4.

 t680_advantage_tour2lr_449x327Kenworth T680 Advantage Tour Truck and Trailer

The Kenworth T680 Advantage Road Tour will visit 36 Kenworth dealer-hosted events in the United States and Canada. The two-country tour begins June 23 at Worldwide Equipment in Lexington, Ky. The double-expanding, 53-foot tour trailer features an interactive, self-guided exhibit. Visitors can learn more about the T680 Advantage, new Kenworth T880 vocational truck, and 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine, and Kenworth history.

 paccar_mx-13_engine_lr_275x275PACCAR MX-13 Engine

The tour trailer also includes the 2.1-meter wide cab used by the T680 and T880, new 52-inch sleeper complex reflector headlamps, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, electric-over-air dash switches, trim levels, exterior paint color samples and interior fabric options, and the Kenworth NavPlus® system. There are videos on the T680 and T880 design process, robotic cab construction, Kenworth history, and a display of Kenworth’s prestigious awards.

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KENWORTH T680 ADVANTAGE ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE

JUNE
June 23: Worldwide Equipment – Lexington / Lexington, Ky.
June 25: Truck Enterprises – Harrisonburg / Harrisonburg, Va.
June 27: Kenworth of Pennsylvania – Dunmore  / Dunmore, Pa.
June 30: Gabrielli Kenworth of New Jersey – Dayton / Dayton, N.J.

JULY
July 1: MTC Kenworth / Ridgefield Park, N.J.
July 4: Kenworth Ontario – Ottawa / Ottawa, Ont.
July 7: Kenworth Quebec / St-Nicolas, Que.
July 9: Kenworth Maska – La Présentation / La Présentation, Que.
July 11: Kenworth Montreal / Ste-Laurent, Que.
July 14: Kenworth Hamilton / Stoney Creek, Ont.
July 15: Kenworth London / London, Ont.
July 18: Kenworth of Buffalo / Buffalo, N.Y.
July 21: MHC Kenworth – Greensboro / Greensboro, N.C.
July 23: Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina – Greenville / Greenville, S.C.
July 25:  MHC Kenworth – Atlanta / Atlanta, Ga.
July 28:  MHC Kenworth – Chattanooga / Chattanooga, Tenn.
July 30:  Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham / Birmingham, Ala.

AUGUST
August 1: Kenworth of South Louisiana / Lafayette, La.
August 4: Performance Truck – Baytown / Baytown, Texas
August 6: Kenworth of South Texas – San Antonio / San Antonio, Texas
August 8: MHC Kenworth – Dallas  / Dallas, Texas
August 11: MHC Kenworth – Little Rock / Little Rock, Ark.
August 13: MHC Kenworth – Kansas City / Kansas City, Mo.
August 15: CIT Kenworth Chicago – Mokena / Mokena, Ill.
August 18: Kenworth of Indianapolis / Indianapolis, Ind.
August 20: Wisconsin Kenworth – Milwaukee, Wis.
August 22: Rihm Kenworth – St. Paul / St. Paul, Minn.
August 25: Sioux Falls Kenworth / Sioux Falls, S.D.
August 27:  Kenworth of Omaha / Omaha, Neb.

SEPTEMBER
September 3: MHC Kenworth – Denver / Denver, Colo.
September 8: Kenworth Sales Company – Salt Lake City / West Valley City, Utah
September 11: Inland Kenworth – Phoenix / Phoenix, Ariz.
September 15: Papé Kenworth – Fresno / Fresno, Calif.
September 17: NorCal Kenworth – Sacramento / Sacramento, Calif.
September 22: Papé Kenworth – Portland / Portland, Ore.
September 24: Kenworth Northwest – Lakewood / Lakewood, Wash.

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

*Individual fuel economy improvement will vary depending on use, road conditions and other factors.

Source: http://www.kenworth.com/news/news-releases/2014/june/t680-advantage-tour.aspx

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