This 1998 Kenworth C500 is used in Canada’s Northwest Territories on and off the ice roads, hauling heavy equipment, skid shacks, mobile homes, houses, buildings and more. The truck is owned by Blair Weatherby, owner of Weatherby Trucking, out of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. It was purchased in 2015 at a Ritchie Bros. auction. It features a Cummins N14 with an 18-speed Road Ranger. Since buying the truck, Weatherby has repainted and striped it to give it the “old school” Kenworth look. The gray ribbon on the truck is for support of the Brain Tumor Foundation, which the family and company holds close to their hearts.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.