Kenworth T800

Severe Service

A historic haul, diesel particulate filter cleaning issues, options for the SD line and more severe service information items are featured.

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What it takes: Contractors Cargo hauls B-1 bomber body

“We transport all kinds of things, from construction equipment, petro-chemical equipment – even wind turbines," says 84-year-old Jerry Wheeler, owner of the Compton, Calif.-based Contractors Cargo heavy-haul fleet. "And then we do the not-so-ordinary. We’ve hauled the Space Shuttle, and we just moved a B-1 Bomber from Arizona to Portland. It’s loads like that that keep things interesting and keep me young and waiting for the next big project.” Wheeler has no intention of slowing down ...

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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The Bulkbuy

Purchasing engine oil in large quantities offers good savings.

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Power take-off option

Kenworth’s front engine power take-off option is available in the company’s T800 model. The unit is made for use in applications that require a power take-off for snowplow, dump, mixer, refuse, crane or other application. The take-off's configuration offers a front-frame extension for applications that require front-mounted equipment. The devise is used with a new hood design to provide room for equipment options. KENWORTH, www.kenworth.com, (425) 828-5000

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Truck Gallery

A 1996 Peterbilt 379, a 2007 International, a 2007 Western Star 4900ex, a 2007 Peterbilt and a 1996 Kenworth are among the featured trucks.

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