Kenworth

Traditional truck makers focus on short-haul for electric vehicles

Major truck and engine makers themselves have invested in the development of electric- and more conventional hybrid-electric-drive vehicles, but they see the most short-term promise in shorter-run applications.

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Truckers Against Trafficking receives $89,000 for auctioned Kenworth T680

The auction held by Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix, Ariz., resulted in the largest one-time donation in the history of Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit that aims to stop human trafficking by educating truck drivers and truck stop employees on how to watch for signs of trafficking.

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Custom Kenworth T680 to be auctioned this week to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

The custom truck is equipped with a 485-horsepower Paccar MX-13, an Eaton-Fuller Advantage 10-speed automatic and a 76-inch sleeper.

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Trucking couple honors family’s military history

The truck is custom-painted in viper red with jagged black stripes on the sides. Some custom work includes Hogebuilt extra-long half fenders, clear turn signals, stainless-steel trim for the sleeper windows and interior chrome dash accessories.

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Kenworth T880 March ‘construction and chrome’ program

The program features $1,000 in savings direct to the customer per every new T880 daycab or full straight-truck purchase, plus up to $2,000 in additional value with no-cost chrome or polished options.

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Industry unites in effort on Kenworth T680 built to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

By the time the truck finally hit the production line, Inland Kenworth manager Don Blake says it felt like half the industry was behind it.

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KW T880’s all-wheel-drive option

Available in 6x6 or 8x8 configurations, the all-wheel-drive T880 will likely see use in oilfields, configured as an off-road crane, in utility and construction work, or used with municipalities and fire/rescue.

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Navistar launches new 12.4-liter engine for on-highway applications

Navistar announced at TMC Monday the launch of its new 12.4-liter engine, the International A26, which will replace the company's N13 engine. Kenworth also announced new steer axle options for T680 and T880 trucks, and Cummins launched a new oil analysis program.

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Kenworth auctioning off custom T680 to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

The proceeds from the auction will go directly to TAT, which works to “educate, mobilize and empower” truckers and rest stop employees to look for signs of human trafficking and teach them how to respond. The truck has a retail value of $157,000, according to Kenworth.

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Keep track of appointments with 2017 trucking calendars

Calendars featuring Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo trucks are available.

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