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Kenworth offers Alcoa Dura-Black wheels

July 25, 2019 by John Smith

Kenworth is now offering Alcoa’s new Dura-Black wheels, delivering a bold style for heavy-duty and medium-duty conventional trucks. The new designs are lighter and stronger than steel wheels, offering the promise of increased payloads and better fuel economy, Alcoa says. […]

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Medium-duty Kenworth trucks get TruckTech+ remote diagnostics

May 14, 2019 by John Smith

Kenworth medium-duty conventional trucks now come with the option of TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics. The system will be available in new Kenworth T270, T370, T440 and T470 models equipped with Paccar’s 6.7-liter PX-7 engine, 8.9-liter PX-9 Paccar engine, or Cummins Westport […]

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Kenworth building for the future

April 24, 2019 by John Smith

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Kenworth is actively building its trucks and capabilities alike. Coming off a record year in which it produced 39,800 Class 8 trucks at its manufacturing facility in Chillicothe, Ohio, the OEM is now breaking ground on a new US $140-million paint facility that promises to deliver better finishes and higher productivity.

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Magnum unveils moose bumper for Kenworth W990L

April 8, 2019 by John Smith

Kenworth’s W990L can now be reinforced with the new Texas Titan four-post moose bumper, unveiled by Magnum Trailer and Equipment.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.