Kenworth Truck Company

July 1, 2008 By    

Manufacturer of heavy- and medium-duty trucks.

The Kenworth heavy-duty product line includes the aerodynamic Kenworth T660 and T2000, traditional W900, tough C500 and versatile T800.

For propane distributors, the popular and durable Kenworth T800 features a set-back front axle that provides excellent maneuverability. A wide array of weight-saving options can be selected to maximize payload. The T800 is available with the Kenworth Extended Day Cab, which provides more room and extra storage for the driver.

Kenworth’s new medium-duty product line features the T370 Class 7, T270 Class 6 and T170 Class 5 trucks for a variety of applications, including propane distribution.

Outstanding service and customer satisfaction

Kenworth has an extensive dealer network of nearly 300 dealer locations in the U.S. and Canada. The Kenworth PremierCare Customer Center operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help assist customers.

Kenworth is the recipient of the 2007 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Over the Road, Pickup and Delivery and Vocational Segment Class 8 trucks.

Kenworth Travels ‘Green’ Highway

Kenworth’s environmental program is focused on alternative fuels, hybrid technologies, idle reduction, aerodynamic performance and driver-awareness technologies.

The company’s latest environmental product involves trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Kenworth will expand its presence in the growing LNG truck market by beginning production of Kenworth T800 LNG trucks in 2009. A typical LNG truck reduces nitrogen oxide and greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 33% and 20%, respectively, compared to a diesel truck.

Kenworth plans to introduce medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid trucks into full production this summer. Initial offering is for pickup and delivery and utility applications. Purchasers of Kenworth hybrids, equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine and the Eaton hybrid system, may qualify for a maximum federal tax credit of $6,000 (Class 6) and $12,000 (Class 7).

The Kenworth Clean Power no-idle system offers as much as an 8 percent fuel economy enhancement for customers with high-idling time. Kenworth Clean Power’s generator-free operation also provides a quiet rest environment.

The Kenworth T660 is a leader in aerodynamics and the company’s most aerodynamic model ever. The T660 is available in a variety of long-haul sleeper applications and in a day cab for regional and heavy hauling operations.

The Kenworth Driver Information Center empowers the driver to enhance fuel economy performance and efficiency by providing instant trip access information for miles per gallon, engine and idle hours, idle percentage and optimum rpm range.

Kenworth Truck Company

10630 N.E. 38th Place
Kirkland, WA 98033

Phone: 425-828-5000


General Manager and PACCAR Vice President: Bob Christensen
Assistant General Manager for Marketing and Sales: Gary Moore
Assistant General Manager for Operations: Marilyn Santangelo

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