Kenworth reports a year-over-year sales increase for vocational trucks, reflecting growing construction activity, increased oil and gas production and encouraging new housing starts figures, according to Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.
Demand also is being driven by construction companies, contractors, concrete producers and building suppliers operating old 2004- and 2007-emissions-spec engines that need to be replaced with new trucks.
“As a result, we’ve seen strong interest in our new Kenworth T880 vocational flagship truck,” Swihart notes, which began production within the year. “The T880 is expected to soon represent about 50 percent of Kenworth’s vocational truck production.”
The T880 features increased driver comfort-enhancing features as well as available integrated powertrain packages.