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Kenworth to feature latest trucks, engine technology at GATS


Friday, August 6, 2010
The Kenworth T660, which also has EPA SmartWay certification, offers modern aerodynamic styling, advanced forward-lighting, state-of-the-art technology, and a world-class interior.
The Kenworth T660, which also has EPA SmartWay certification, offers modern aerodynamic styling, advanced forward-lighting, state-of-the-art technology, and a world-class interior.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. will show aerodynamic trucks equipped with the latest 2010 engine technology and a natural gas mixer at the upcoming Great American Trucking Show Aug. 26-28 at the Dallas Convention Center.

Kenworth’s booth (No. 12137) will feature the new Kenworth T700 with a 2010 Paccar MX engine, Kenworth T660 with a 2010 Cummins ISX15 engine, and a natural gas Kenworth T440 powered by a Cummins Westport ISL G engine.

The Kenworth T700 targets OTR and team driver operations with 60 cubic feet of interior storage and an 8-foot cathedral ceiling, and offers excellent low-cost operation, superior driver comfort, and modern styling.

The fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 possesses the lowest aerodynamic drag of any Kenworth truck in the company’s history and has earned Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program certification, a company news release stated.  Earlier this summer, Kenworth received a major order for 500 T700s from Stevens Transport, a leading North American refrigerated transport carrier based in Dallas.

The Kenworth T660, which also has EPA SmartWay certification, offers modern aerodynamic styling, advanced forward-lighting, state-of-the-art technology, and a world-class interior. The Kenworth T660 provides low operating cost and high productivity, outstanding driver comfort, advanced technology, and excellent resale value. This past spring, Kenworth received an order for 1,050 fuel-efficient T660s equipped with 2010 PACCAR MX engines from TransAm Trucking, a leading refrigerated fleet in Olathe, Kan.

 The PACCAR MX engine is available with a horsepower range of 380 hp to 485 hp and torque outputs up to 1,750 lb-ft. This power range, combined with excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability, durability, lightweight design and low cost of ownership, makes it an ideal choice for both over-the-road line-haul and vocational applications.

 Kenworth has expanded its industry-leading green product line with the addition of the Kenworth T440 natural gas model, which operates on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The T440’s tight turning radius and lightweight chassis make the vehicle an excellent choice in a mixer or dump application. The T440 also offers outstanding horsepower, torque and performance and provides an excellent, low-emission and cost-effective transportation solution for local and regional haul fleets. The T440 has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs.

Kenworth will also exhibit a special kiosk of the revolutionary Kenworth NavPlus, a Paccar proprietary navigation and infotainment technology system for Class 5-8 trucks. The trucking industry’s first PC-based, in-dash system includes true truck-specific navigation, vehicle data, hands-free phoning, audio controls (including satellite radio, AM/FM, CD, MP3 and USB), camera inputs, roadside assistance, and optional Internet access. The system has 8 gigabytes of memory.

Kenworth Truck Co. is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. In 2009, Kenworth became the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com.

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