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Drivers weigh in on roadside favorites, issues in survey

Drivers offered their opinions on the best truck stops, best restaurants, most unique hauls, their favorite foods and difficulties on the road.

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Lucky 13: Natural gas engines performing well in ready-mix

Chicago-based Ozinga Ready Mix drivers report plenty of power and responsive shifting from 13 Cummins-Westport natural gas-powered Kenworth mixer trucks now in operation, moving from its Chinatown Plant near downtown. “Since city officials are trying to reduce emissions from trucks that operate in downtown Chicago,” says Tim Ozinga, company communications director, “we thought placing all of our new CNG trucks in operation there would have the greatest impact.” The company’s CNG-powered W900s mixers were delivered between October ...

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Kenworth to lay off 10 percent of workers at Ohio plant

Paccar confirmed reports that it plans to lay off 10 percent of the work force at its Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, in response to weakening orders.

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Emmert International hauls 340-ton ‘rock show’

Need a 340-ton boulder moved? Call the heavy haulers at Emmert International. If you've gotten your copy of the April issue of Overdrive, or read it online in the digital edition, you've likely made note of one monster coke drum hauls the folks at Emmert spent four years planning -- and nearly eight months conducting. As we were putting the Severe Service section of the April issue to press, the Oregon-based Emmert was in the news ...

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KW radios now Bluetooth compatible

Kenworth now offers radios with two Bluetooth-capable options: factory installed radios and Kenworth NavPlus, both in compliance with new cell-phone laws. As many as eight phones can be synchronized with the radios, and contacts are automatically loaded and can be contacted via Voice Command options. In addition to calls, if the connected phones are capable of holding music, the radio can stream audio from the phone to the truck’s sound system. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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KW of South Carolina joins network, wins dealer award

Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina is now a part of the Kenworth dealer network across the U.S. and Canada. Worldwide Kenworth’s parent company, Worldwide Equipment, based in Prestonsburg, Ky., also celebrates its chairman and CEO, Terry Dotson, being named the 2012 Truck Dealer of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Worldwide Equipment recently purchased assets of Cherokee Kenworth, and has locations in West Columbia and Greenville, S.C., operating under Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina’s banner.

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Click for Parts

Expanding e-commerce options make ordering parts online efficient and convenient.

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Big Idaho Potato Tour peels out behind T660 drives

More trucking news here emerging from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl like a shoot from a half-pound baker left on the windowsill. You'll recall my post about the fine salute Women in Trucking delivered to the females of our industry during the televised contest -- and now, check out the giant re-creation of one of those half-pound Idaho symbols of pride, set on a trailer and pulled by a Kenworth T660 supplied by the Kenworth ...

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Michigan excavators use doubles rig to fight MS

For almost half a decade, the Champagne & Marx Excavating excavating company, of Saginaw, Mich., has been hauling Michigan Specials -- double-dump trailers capable of transporting 50 tons of payload -- with a fleet of Kenworth T800s for road prep, foundation digging and other commercial and industrial projects. But, the company has also long been a big contributor to the fight to combat Multiple Sclerosis, in 2011 raising enough money for it to rank fourth in ...

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Cummins ISX11.9 with rear power take-off

Kenworth is now offering the Cummins ISX11.9 engine with rear engine power take-off in select vocational applications. The engine, available in Kenworth T800 and W900S models, produces 466 lb-ft of continuous torque and has a maximum rating of 520 lb-ft of torque when used for intermittent load applications. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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