Kenworth

Severe Service

Cummins-Westport natural gas-powered Kenworths, tales of two super-heavy hauls and more severe service equipment and news are featured.

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New Kenworth service center in Oregon

Kenworth announced a new 10,000-square-foot parts and service facility in Pendleton, Oregon, off of Interstate 84. The center adds to a network of more than 320 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The location features eight service bays (with one bay providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services only), a 3,000-square-foot parts warehouse, a parts delivery service and driver lounge. The location is on the Confederated Tribe of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s business park, and fills a gap ...

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Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date in vocational markets. Recall my post here in Overdrive Extra about the Ozinga Ready-Mix fleet in Chicago and 13 new natural gas Kenworth Class 8s they've had in service for going on a year now. Since Navistar's announcement of full-scale pursuit ...

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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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