Kenworth gets 1,050-truck order

Kenworth Truck Co. has received an order for 1,050 T660s with Paccar MX 2010 engines from TransAm Trucking, a refrigerated fleet in Olathe, Kan., the truck maker announced April 22.

“This order from TransAm Trucking is a remarkable way to help introduce the Paccar MX engine into the North American market,” says Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “We look forward to delivering the first of the fleet’s 1,050 fuel-efficient Kenworth T660s with Paccar MX engines beginning this summer.”

TransAm Trucking has specified the Paccar MX engine rated at 485 hp and 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque and the T660 with the Kenworth 72-inch AeroCab Aerodyne sleeper.

“We’re very confident in the Paccar MX engine,” says Russ McElliott, TransAm Trucking’s president. “

The Paccar MX engine uses selective catalytic reduction technology in combination with exhaust gas recirculation to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 diesel engine emissions regulations.

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