Kenworth

Kenworth opens dealership in Madison, Ala.

Kenworth of Alabama and Mississippi has opened a new dealership in Madison, Ala. that offers truck drivers access to a full-service dealership off of Interstate 65 in Huntsville. The new 25,000 square-foot dealership offers 10 service bays for Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube customers, a fully stocked parts department, a display area for new and used trucks and a driver’s lounge. For more information visit www.kenworthofalabama.com

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J.D. Power: Truck quality improves but at what cost?

Among trucks in service between 13 and 18 months, problems have decreased by 23 percent during the last six years, the J.D. Power study finds.

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Kenworth merchandise

The Merchandise Collection added 50 licensed products representing the brand, the truck maker announced. A line-up of nearly 165 items includes caps, T-shirts, polos, jackets, women’s clothing, accessories, scale truck models, drink ware, golf items, watches, desktop items and bags. KENWORTH, www.shopkenworth.com.

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Driver rides out Joplin tornado at Flying J

You've probably seen the pictures from the horrific tornado that rammed through Joplin, Mo., hitting the Pilot Flying J off I-44 at U.S. 71 yesterday. Ozark Mountain Leasing driver Todd Arnold, who lives far northeast in Maine, just weeks after missing the Glade Spring, Va., tornado that devastated the Petro Stopping Centers location there by three hours, was sitting in the Joplin Flying J's restaurant with his wife, Jamie, just as the storm was bearing ...

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ATD names KW T700 Commercial Truck of Year

The Kenworth T700 with the Paccar MX engine is the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year, the American Truck Dealers announced.

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Kenworth T700 on Speed

We're talking the Speed Channel, of course. The aerodynamic Kenworth T700 (pictured), equipped with the fuel-efficient MX engine, will be featured at 9 p.m. Eastern on April 14, a Thursday, on the new Speedmakers television series on the Speed Channel. The one-hour program was filmed at the Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, where Kenworth trucks are assembled. “Speed is a well-respected network that attracts significant interest from truckers and the trucking industry. The Speedmakers series is ...

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Kenworth improves specs on T660

The new T660 configuration removes the standard under-cab chassis fairing and replaces it with a cab-mounted extension of the hood fender.

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New diesel thieves; ‘American Trucker’ visits the custom shops

High-tech diesel thieves You know fuel prices are bad when you start seeing reports such as the one published yesterday via the website of Central Florida's WFTV. "Some long-haul truckers found a new way to steal diesel, Marion County deputies said Wednesday," WFTV reported. Deputies apparently arrested three separate haulers who were passing off a gagdet to hijack fuel pumps at an I-75 Pilot electronically. Asked about the device used, Pilot manager Steven Freant told the station ...

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‘Here comes plug-in diesel!’

So gushed the website and weekly update of the group Hybrid Owners of America about several automakers' concept cars on display at the Geneva Auto Show last week. But in some sense, freight movement by plug-in powertrain is here, if not in the Class 8 realm, without even the diesel. Navistar recently announced expanded service points for its eStar (pictured) Class 2c-3 all-electric truck, developed in partnership with Modec EV. The new service locations include Chicago ...

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Engine Spotlight

Paccar’s MX stands out with unique design features.

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