June 23, 2017 5:47 AM ET


Company Overview of Kenworth Truck Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Kenworth Truck Company, Inc. manufactures heavy and medium duty trucks. It offers its custom-engineered trucks for vocational, on-highway, government, private fleet, alternative fuel, and other applications. The company also hires and leases its trucks; and offers original equipment and aftermarket parts, medium-duty brakes, and heavy duty AC compressors. In addition, it offers roadside assistance and fleet services. The company offers its products through dealers. Kenworth Truck Company, Inc. was formerly known as Kenworth Motor Truck Company, Inc. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Kenworth Truck Company, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of PACCAR In...

10630 NE 38th Place

Kirkland, WA 98033

United States

Founded in 1923





Key Executives for Kenworth Truck Company, Inc.

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Kenworth Truck Company, Inc. Key Developments

Kenworth Truck Company Expands T880 with New Set-Forward Configuration

Kenworth Truck Company expanded T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration. The new configuration, named the T880S, is especially designed for fleet and truck operators in ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications where every incremental pound of payload delivered contributes directly to the bottom line, and excellent maneuverability and visibility are valued. The new T880S advances Kenworths heritage of providing fleets and truck operators with rugged and reliable vocational trucks that deliver excellent performance. Available with a 114-inch BBC and 28-inch bumper setting, tare weight is minimized, weight distribution is optimized, Federal Bridge Formula can easily be met, and body installations are enhanced. The bumper setting is especially important in specing Bridge Formula chassis required to stay under the 40-foot length limit. Also offered are 29.5-inch and 31.5-inch bumper settings. Truck operators can specify the mixer tapered (114-inch BBC), dump tapered (115.5-inch BBC) or straight box bumpers (117.5-inch BBC) in a variety of finishes and materials. Removable and cast center-mounted tow hooks are available, depending on bumper selection. The new T880S is available with a set-forward front axle ranging from 14,600 pounds to 22,800 pounds. Single, tandem or tridem drive axles and a wide variety of factory-installed lift axles, are among a range of options available to meet the most demanding jobsite requirements. The T880 and T880S also provide clear back-of-cab options that make it easy to configure the truck body, handle extreme loads and make it easier for body upfitting. This T880S has excellent visibility, enhanced by a 3.6-inch lower hood crown than the legacy Kenworth W900S for up to four feet of additional ground visibility. Utilizing technology from the proven T880 product line, the newly styled, complex reflector halogen headlight provides projector beam lighting performance without the extra cost, along with a thick, polycarbonate lens and UV inhibitor for long life. The 5-piece hood is made of RTM, a lightweight high-tech material tougher and more durable than fiberglass. If damaged, the bolt-on fenders typically can be replaced in less than two hours to help maximize uptime and get the truck back on the jobsite. Also available are 2.5-inch and 4.5-inch wide fender extensions that match specified front tire widths and help keep dirt off the side of the truck. The T880 and T880S are standard with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine, which provides up to 500-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. For weight-sensitive applications, the 10.8-liter PACCAR MX-11 engine saves 400 pounds compared to a 13-liter engine, and offers an impressive power to weight ratio and low fuel consumption. The PACCAR MX-11 with up to 430-hp and 1,550 lb-ft of torque is well-suited for ready-mix trucks.

Kenworth Launches T680 Advantage Day Cab

Kenworth Truck Company announced the introduction of the fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab for pickup & delivery and regional haul operators. The new Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab features an optimized powertrain that includes the 2016 PACCAR MX-13 engine or PACCAR MX-11 engine and the Eaton Fuller Advantage series 10-speed automated transmission, combined with fuel-efficient Meritor MT40-14X drive axles rated at 40,000 lbs., Kenworth Driver Performance Assistant, Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control, Kenworth Neutral Coast, and Flow Below wheel covers. The Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab also includes aerodynamic treatments designed to further reduce aerodynamic drag and improve fuel economy. The featured enhancements are a front air dam, roof cap bulb seal, lower fairing extensions, lower fairing closeouts, and FlowBelow wheel covers. Drivers appreciate features such as the 2.1-meter wide quiet cab, adjustable advanced suspension seats with climate control, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, ergonomic dash, easy-to-use Driver Performance Center, and LED interior lighting.

Kenworth Truck Company Announces Two New Product Enhancements on Kenworth T270 and T370 Fuel Tanks

Kenworth Truck Company (Kirkland, Washington) announced the availability of two new product enhancements on the Kenworth T270 and T370 fuel tanks mounted between the frame rails behind the rear axle and a narrower battery box. Together these enhancements are part of a focused Medium Duty Body Builder Expansion program that opens up more frame packaging options for medium duty customers with complex body installations such as utilities, fire and street maintenance departments, towing operators and hydronic service providers. The new battery box, which is 6 inches narrower than the standard box, frees up space on the left-hand side for body installations and for a small DEF tank to be mounted under the cab. With this option, the air tanks are now located on the back of the cab rather than the standard placement below the battery box. A matching narrow tool box is also available for the right side of the T270 and T370, and can be combined with a fuel tank pulled forward to lessen the effect on the back of the cab. In this case, the DEF tank is mounted behind a right-hand narrow tool box.

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