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Kenworth delivers range-extended electric prototype trucks to California transportation company

Kenworth recently delivered two prototype Kenworth T680 tractors equipped with a series hybrid-electric propulsion system to Total Transportation Systems Inc. (TTSI) in Southern California. TTSI is a drayage, warehouse and transportation company based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. The two T680 day cab tractors are Kenworth’s second-generation, range-extended electric trucks. They are able to run in

Kenworth GM Kevin Baney talks 2021 truck market, growing service support

Even before the next-generation Kenworth T680 was unveiled to the market, Kenworth General Manager and PACCAR Vice President Kevin Baney was looking at the road ahead: • Evolving consumer demands: “I think the pandemic really accelerated the last-mile deliveries, and so we’re seeing a more rapid increase in that segment than I think you traditionally

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Hands on: Kenworth T680 next-gen truck

The story of the next-generation Kenworth T680’s launch is a tale of two redesigns: one outside and one inside. The new aerodynamic designs add up to increased fuel efficiency compared to the previous T680, while the new 15-in. digital display offers a bevy of customization options. Then there’s the new Kenworth ADAS offering that pairs

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Kenworth details the next generation T680 on-highway truck

Kenworth pulled the sheet off of its next generation of T680, unveiling an improved aerodynamic design that touts a 6% fuel efficiency increase over the previous T680 iteration (when spec’d with the PACCAR powertrain). The updates extend into the cab where the impressive 15-in. digital display offers near countless truck information customizations. The technology integrated

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Kenworth names 2021 Parts Council

Kenworth Truck Co. has named its 2021 Kenworth Parts Council. Parts directors and managers from Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada serve on the council, which focuses on further enhancing parts quality and customer support for truck operators and fleets. PACCAR Parts supports Kenworth dealerships in its efforts to expedite repairs and increase customer

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue: The future of the heavy-duty aftermarket

The annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is proceeding virtually this year, and as always, it was preceded by Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue, in which executives from OEMs, suppliers and organizations shared their thoughts on the future of heavy-duty service and the aftermarket. Here are some of the biggest takeaways. Panel guests over the course

Kenworth W990 adds AG130 front air suspension as option

The Kenworth W990 is now available with the optional Kenworth AG130 front air suspension rated at 13,200 lbs. Kenworth says the W990 is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, regional haul, and heavy haul operations. The long-hood W990 is 131.5 in. from bumper to back-of-cab. Kenworth says the proprietary AG130 front

Kenworth T680 FCEV truck reaches summit of Pikes Peak

A new video features the zero-emissions Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) on the road to the 14,115-ft. summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Kenworth says it worked closely with Toyota Motor North America R&D on the summit attempt. The Kenworth T680 FCEV features a Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain offering 470 HP,

Fleet Profile: TCI Trucking’s recipe for success

“It takes a forward-thinking philosophy to build success,” says Jeff Louis, president of TCI Trucking and Warehousing. “If we focus on what we do best we can address inefficiencies and create opportunities. That’s how we’ve grown our business from an intermodal company with one driver and one truck into a full service logistics provider with

CSM Companies, Inc. acquires three Florida Kenworth locations

CSM Companies, Inc. has acquired three Kenworth of Central Florida locations. The company says this acquisition will allow CSM to provide better service to existing customers transporting in Florida, while adding a new customer base in Central Florida. The Tampa and Orlando locations are full-service dealerships with truck sales, parts, service and body shops, while

Kenworth Chillicothe plant awarded by Ohio EPA

The Kenworth Chillicothe manufacturing plant recently received the 2020 Encouraging Environmental Excellence “E3” Gold Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kenworth Chillicothe, which produces Kenworth’s Class 8 trucks, is one of eight organizations in Ohio that received gold award recognition this year. To earn the gold award, a business or organization must have

The chassis as driver retention equipment

Manufacturers agree: Keeping drivers comfortable and engaged in their work means fleet managers should concentrate on the foundation of the truck—and that means spec’ing the chassis to keep drivers happy. “We have found that fatigue plays a huge part in keeping drivers or operators engaged while on the job,” says Ryan Breezee, Kenworth vocational marketing