Company Overview of Kenworth Truck Company
Kenworth Truck Company manufactures custom-engineered trucks for a range of vocational and on-highway applications. It offers heavy and medium duty trucks. The company also hires and leases trucks. In addition, it offers spare parts, road side assistance, and fleet services, as well as online fleet maintenance and inventory management services. The company provides its products through a network of dealers in the United States and Canada. Kenworth Truck Company was formerly known as Kenworth Motor Truck Company. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Kenworth Truck Company operates as a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc.
10630 NE 38th Place
Kirkland, WA 98033-7928
Founded in 1923
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Kenworth Truck Company Key Developments
Kenworth Introduces Advanced Charge Start System
Mar 25 15
Kenworth announced advanced technology for enhanced protection against battery drainage. The system provides a dedicated engine start module and an inverter for increased performance. Kenworth also is announcing availability of a new inverter/charger option for easier battery recharging while parked. Also new is an automatic battery monitoring and engine startup for the Kenworth Idle Management System. Kenworth now offers the ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) as a factory-installed option for new Kenworth T680s and T880s. The engine start module provides dedicated power to start the truck. That frees the truck's standard batteries to focus on powering accessory devices such as a laptop, microwave, refrigerator and television electronics in addition to the truck's electronics and lights. The ESM is designed to start an engine in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 149 degrees Fahrenheit, even when the batteries have low voltage. The ESM is among several advanced technology components introduced at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Kenworth Launches KENWORTH TruckTech+ and KENWORTH NAV+ HD
Mar 25 15
Kenworth announced two new technology products to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity on the road – KENWORTH TruckTech+ and KENWORTH NAV+ HD. KENWORTH TruckTech+ will be available for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks specified with the PACCAR MX-13 engine starting this summer. Kenworth customers will benefit from real-time vehicle health monitoring technology provided by PeopleNet, the telematics provider for the Kenworth system. The system will allow the PACCAR MX-13 engine to “talk” with the fleet manager, Kenworth call center and Kenworth dealer to optimize truck uptime and productivity. KENWORTH TruckTech+ saves time by providing clear information to the driver and fleet manager on the proper next steps. Fault codes and engine performance data are sent via the truck’s standard modem to Kenworth’s analytics center, where possible root causes are diagnosed and solutions are recommended via email notification. Notifications may include keep driving, no action required; keep driving and have the fault addressed during the next service interval; head to a dealer for service; or pull over to prevent damage. If the customer needs to take the truck in for service, the system maps out the locations of the three closest repair facilities. In addition, the data is sent to a secure web portal where the fleet manager can review the truck’s location, status, identified issue and recommended solution. KENWORTH NAV+ HD is a next-generation, multi-function communication and entertainment system that is standard for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks ordered with Kenworth’s premium interior package, and available as an option for all new Kenworth Class 6-8 conventional trucks. It’s designed with numerous options aimed at providing solutions to every day needs. KENWORTH NAV+ HD features a 7-inch high-definition touch screen, plus integration into the Kenworth SmartWheel steering wheel. The system offers hands-free Bluetooth phone capability, truck navigation through Co-Pilot, iPod and MP3 integration, integrated SiriusXM satellite radio, virtual gauges, camera inputs and a host of other features. In addition, it offers WiFi capability.
Kenworth Truck Company Introduces Allison's FuelSense for Class 8 and Medium Duty Trucks
Sep 3 14
Kenworth Truck Company has introduced Allison's FuelSense packages for new Kenworth Class 8 and medium duty trucks specified with Allison Highway Series and Rugged Duty Series automatic transmissions. Allison 3000 Highway Series Allison 4000 Rugged Duty Series, Allison's FuelSense delivers a unique package of software and electronic controls that target critical components of a truck's duty cycle to help enhance fuel savings. FuelSense incorporates features that automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, while maintaining superior performance. FuelSense is available in three packages, each featuring Allison's new 5th Generation Electronic Controls. The controls are designed to improve fuel economy. The base package includes EcoCal and Dynamic Shift Sensing. EcoCal works to lower engine speed. Dynamic Shift Sensing automatically selects between EcoCal and a higher shift speed schedule based on the truck's load and grade on which it is operating. Kenworth K270 Cabover; Kenworth T680 52-inch Sleeper; In addition to those features, the FuelSense Plus package adds Neutral at Stop, which eliminates load on the engine when the vehicle is stopped to help reduce non-productive fuel consumption. For top fuel efficiency, the FuelSense Max package adds Acceleration Rate Management. That management feature automatically controls the engine torque and is available in base, high and ultra economy options.
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