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Kenworth T680 Next Gen. truck awarded to military vet rookie driver

Professional truck driver Ashley Leiva of Noemi Trucking received the keys to a Kenworth T680 Next Generation truck.

The biggest heavy-duty truck stories of 2022

Let’s put this year in perspective. In January, just 12 months ago, the U.S. set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations. Five months later in May, ACT Expo in-person attendance grew by 60% compared to the show that took place nine months earlier and the truck market was booming but hampered by supply chain shortages. And

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Inland Kenworth’s Don Blake receives Truckers Against Trafficking Champion Award

Don Blake, Inland Kenworth–Phoenix new truck sales manager recently received the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) Champion Award at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition held in San Diego. The TAT Champion Award annually recognizes and honors individuals who have found innovative ways to support TAT’s mission to fight human trafficking.  “Truckers Against Trafficking is a

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Kenworth enables online TruckTech+ subscription management

Kenworth introduced a new way for fleets and truck operators to manage their Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics subscriptions online through the PACCAR Solutions web portal. By logging into PACCAR Solutions, customers can renew their Kenworth TruckTech+ subscriptions, manage payment options and monitor subscription expiration dates for all their trucks. They also can manage subscriptions for trucks

Kenworth debuts T680 Next Generation with Aurora Driver

Kenworth debuted a T680 Next Generation equipped with the Aurora Driver at the recent ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego. The truck was displayed in the Kenworth booth at the San Diego Convention Center. The prototype Kenworth T680 Next Gen provides an autonomy-enabled truck platform integrated with the Aurora Driver, a Level 4 autonomy system. The

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Kenworth Sales Co. welcomes new full service dealership in Idaho

Kenworth Sales Co. recently held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening celebration at its new Post Falls, Idaho, location at 4373 W. Expo Parkway. The 42,000 square foot facility sits on 10 acres, with convenient visibility and access to Interstate 90. It offers 14 full service bays, six body shop bays with state of the

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Kenworth supports careers in trucking among U.S. military service members

A career development, networking, and job hiring event at a Hiring Our Heroes Summit was held recently at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington state. Hundreds of active and retired U.S. military members and spouses attended the career summit, coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program. The summit drew national

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Toyota, Kenworth prove fuel cell electric truck capabilities with completion of truck operations for ZANZEFF project

Toyota Motor North America and Kenworth Truck Co. announced that they have proven the capabilities of their jointly designed heavy-duty, Class 8 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as a potential zero-emissions replacement of diesel-powered trucks with the completion of their operations in the Zero- and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) “Shore to Store” (S2S) project

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Kenworth T680 Next Gen to transport U.S. capitol Christmas tree

A Kenworth T680 Next Generation will transport the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the national forests in North Carolina to Washington, D.C., with stops en route to a full slate of community celebrations. This year’s U.S. capitol Christmas tree – a 78-foot tall Red Spruce – is scheduled to be harvested on November 2 from the Pisgah National Forest

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Top finalists named in search for top rookie military veteran driver

Fastport has announced its Top 12 finalists for its “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence,” a program dedicated to finding America’s top rookie military veteran driver. The program recognizes professional drivers who have made the successful transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet. Kenworth has teamed with Fastport, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and

Kenworth announces PACCAR TX-18, TX-18 Pro automated transmissions available for order

Kenworth announced that the new PACCAR TX-18 and PACCAR TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 heavy on-highway and select off-highway vocational applications are now available for order. Both 18-speed transmissions build upon the efficiency of the PACCAR TX-12. The PACCAR TX-18 offers additional capability for heavy on-highway use for applications, such as heavy haul transport. The PACCAR TX-18 Pro adds enhanced capabilities and unique features

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Lane keeping assist available for order on new Kenworth Class 8 trucks

New Kenworth Class 8 T680, T880 and W990 trucks are now available for order with the optional Kenworth Lane Keeping Assist. The system was first introduced with the Kenworth T680 Next Generation in 2021. Lane Keeping Assist uses camera input to identify when the truck is departing the lane and provides a “nudge” to help keep the

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