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Kenworth announces schedule for T680 tour

Kenworth Chief Engineer Preston Feight discusses the features of the T680 during a news conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show at Louisville, Ky., in March. (The Trucker: KEVIN JONES)

The Trucker News Services

4/30/2012

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. has announced the initial tour stops for the Kenworth T680 Road Tour, which will visit 100 Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada throughout the year.

The T680 tour opens Tuesday, May 8, at MHC Kenworth in Denver. During May and June, the T680 tour truck and comprehensive trailer exhibit will also visit Kenworth dealerships in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin, and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

The Road Tour features the new T680, which Kenworth calls its most aerodynamic truck ever. The T680 is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations, the company said. Available with a new 76-inch Aerodyne sleeper or as a day cab, the T680 is standard with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX engine.

“It’s exciting to bring the Kenworth T680 Road Tour to fleet and truck operators in the United States and Canada,” said Erik Johnson, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager. “Many people have now heard about the T680, but there’s nothing like experiencing the brand new Kenworth T680 in person. These dealer-hosted events are your best opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat, check out the sleeper, and walk around the truck’s exterior. While there, be sure to experience the interactive, self-guided tour in the spacious T680 trailer.”

The double-expanding, 53-foot T680 tour trailer has nearly 1,000 square-feet of exhibit space. Visitors can watch a feature video on the “Building of the Kenworth T680.” and learn about all the features of the T680.

Here are the initial stops on the Kenworth T680 Road Tour:

May 8: MHC Kenworth – Denver / Denver, Colo.

May 10: MHC Kenworth – Kansas City / Kansas City, Mo.

May 15: Kenworth of Omaha / Omaha, Neb.

May 18: Rihm Kenworth /St. Paul, Minn.

May 22: Wisconsin Kenworth – Windsor / Windsor, Wis.

May 25: Kenworth Concord / Concord, Ontario

May 29: Kenworth Montreal / Ste-Laurent, Quebec

June 1: Kenworth of Buffalo / Buffalo, N.Y.

June 5: Kenworth of Pennsylvania – Carlisle / Carlisle, Pa.

June 8: Kenworth of Indianapolis / Indianapolis, Ind.

June 12: MHC Kenworth – Nashville / Nashville, Tenn.

June 15: MHC Kenworth – Mableton / Mableton, Ga.

June 19: Kenworth of Birmingham / Birmingham, Ala.

June 22: MHC Kenworth – Dallas / Dallas, Texas

June 29: Inland Kenworth – Phoenix / Phoenix, Ariz.

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