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Kenworth W990 Walkaround

January 11, 2019 by Jim Park

Join equipment editor Jim Park on a walkaround tour of Kenworth’s W990. From the 510/1,850 MX engine behind that big grille to the 40,000-pound Dana rear ends out back, the W990 is a stylish workhorse. Check it out!


Kenworth, Toyota join to develop trucks with fuel cells

January 9, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth and Toyota are joining forces to develop a test fleet of 10 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, building on research that both had been conducting independently.


Continental Divide: The differences between European and North American trucks

November 14, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — The manufacturers of North American and European trucks are more closely aligned than ever. But as close as the companies have drawn together, the equipment itself can appear a world apart. Different regulations are just one reason.


Kenworth rolls out pre-owned warranty

November 7, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth is now offering a two-year, 400,000-km Class 8 Paccar engines pre-owned warranty through the Kenworth Certified Pre-Owned Program – offering the chance to double the coverage on a standard warranty. The warranty covers 105 engine and aftertreatment components on […]


Deep Thinking: Eaton-Cummins tech right for the times

November 6, 2018 by John Smith

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cummins and Eaton have been integrating components for years. They announced an engagement of sorts with the launch of the SmartAdvantage powertrain. Last year, by launching the Endurant transmission through the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture, they figuratively tied the knot.


Fuel economy package available from Kenworth

October 27, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworths are now available with a Paccar powertrain fuel economy package – combining the Paccar MX-13 engine with 405 hp at 1,650 lb-ft of torque, 12-speed automated transmission, 40K tandem rear axle, and enhanced Kenworth predictive cruise control. The MX-13 […]


Kenworth expands colors, interiors

October 27, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 are now available with new color options with both Diamond VIT and Vantage interiors, beginning in the new year. The new colors include a black dash top and updated “hydrographics” accent trim panels. The door […]


Kenworth adds twin-steer T880S

October 24, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth is adding a factory-installed twin-steer configuration to its T880S vocational trucks, featuring a set-forward front axle with a 61-inch axle spread to maximize payloads. The truck’s 114-inch BBC allows larger bodies to be installed closer to the cab, the […]


Kenworth upgrades vehicle electronics

October 22, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth has upgraded the vehicle electronics for T680, T880 and W990 trucks with Paccar MX-13 or MX-11 engines. The updates have made it easier to integrate new options into the trucks while also simplifying wiring, providing control system feedback to […]


Video trains T880 body builders

October 9, 2018 by John Smith

T880 vocational trucks are the star of a new Body Builder Academy Training video series from Kenworth. The six videos focus on connectivity with Kenworth chassis systems, PTO functions, integrating electronics between the body and truck, and optimizing the driver […]


Kenworth unveils W990

October 2, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth’s W900 has become a staple of the show ‘n shine circuit, its long hood and gleaming accents seem to guide drivers down the highway. Now it has been re-imagined in the form of the W990.


Kenworth GM discusses market, tariffs and trade

September 28, 2018 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth general manager Mike Dozier continues to be impressed by market fundamentals that are driving truck sales. Current forecasts for 2018 Class 8 truck sales in Canada and the U.S. sit close to 285,000 units, and […]


Kenworth W990 builds on a lasting legacy

September 28, 2018 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev – Kenworth’s W900 has become a staple of the show ‘n shine circuit, its long hood and gleaming accents seem to guide drivers down the highway. The look has had a starring role in movies and been immortalized in belt buckles. Now it has been re-imagined in the form of the W990.


Rugged Comfort: Test driving a Canadianized Kenworth T880S

September 13, 2018 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. — While walking the grounds of a small truck show earlier this summer, I spotted this gorgeous red Kenworth along one of the rows of trucks and immediately did a double take. It wasn’t the big 76-inch sleeper […]


Kenworth expands natural gas lineup

August 22, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth continues to expand the offerings that will run on natural gas, with T680, T880 and T880S trucks now available with Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero-NOx emissions natural gas engines. The ISX12N meets the California Air Resources Board’s optional low-NOx standard […]