Kenworth Truck Company  

Kirkland,  WA 
United States
http://www.Kenworth.com
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Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is pushing the technology envelope by exploring battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, and autonomous and advanced driver assistance systems. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

Brands: Kenworth, PACCAR Powertrain


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Kenworth K270E & K370E Electric Truck
Kenworth W990
Kenworth T680 w/PACCAR Powertrain

 Press Releases

  • KIRKLAND, Wash., January 23, 2020 - Kenworth and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have again teamed up for the 18th consecutive year to provide a $1,000 savings to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks during 2020.

    Kenworth W990 


    Eligible trucks are the Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 with a 52-inch or larger factory-installed sleeper. Both new stock and special order vehicles qualify.

    “Owner-operators have a passion for Kenworth trucks. This special program is our way to thank OOIDA members who purchase a qualifying Kenworth T680, T880 or W990 sleeper truck in 2020. OOIDA members benefited by purchasing 432 Kenworth trucks under this cooperative program last year,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

    Kenworth T680 


    Buyers must show their OOIDA membership card to their Kenworth dealer at time of purchase in 2020. A copy of the bill of sale and warranty, along with the buyer’s OOIDA membership number, must be mailed to: OOIDA, P.O. Box 1000, Grain Valley, MO 64029, or faxed to OOIDA at (816) 229-0518.

    Limit for a single customer is three qualifying Kenworth trucks per year. Other limitations apply on the Kenworth rebate program. See your Kenworth dealer for more details.

    Kenworth T880


    OOIDA is an advocacy group for owner-operators and independent truck drivers and currently has more than 160,000 members. OOIDA’s website is at www.ooida.com.

    Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.com/drivers.

    Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

  • KIRKLAND, Wash., January 30, 2020 - Kenworth Truck Company is offering the Sourcewell Cooperative Government Purchase and Pricing Program in 2020. The special program expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6, 7 and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 Sourcewell members throughout the United States and Canada.

    Kenworth T880S Mixer

    Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) creates national cooperative contract purchasing solutions on behalf of its member agencies, which include government, education and non-profit agencies. Cooperative contract use is a growing trend for governmental purchases thanks to its competitively awarded contracts, simple process, and time and money saving benefits.

    Kenworth T880 Dump

    As part of the Sourcewell bid process, responses from truck manufacturing and supply companies are evaluated against multiple criteria to assure member agencies get the best value when making purchase decisions. The criteria includes considerations such as variety of products and services offered, marketplace success, pricing, and value added attributes. More information is available at www.sourcewell-mn.gov.

    Kenworth T680 76-inch Sleeper

    “This cooperative endeavor provides an excellent opportunity for municipalities and government agencies to purchase Kenworth’s full lineup of heavy and medium duty trucks, which include our T880 vocational leader, T680 on-highway flagship and reliable T270 and T370 medium duty models,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

    Kenworth K270 Cabover

    Sourcewell member agencies interested in purchasing Kenworth trucks may contact their nearest Kenworth dealer (www.kenworth.com/dealers). For more information, contact Kenworth Truck Company’s Mike Kleespies (mike.kleespies@paccar.com / 813-455-1248). The Kenworth contract (081716-KTC) with Sourcewell for all Kenworth dealers is in effect until Nov. 15, 2020.

    Kenworth T370 Dump

    Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.com/drivers.

    Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

  • KIRKLAND, Wash., March 9, 2020 - Kenworth has launched the Kenworth TruckTech+® Over-The-Air system to provide the latest engine and aftertreatment software updates for Class 8 Kenworth trucks equipped with a 2017 or newer model year PACCAR MX-13 or PACCAR MX-11 engine.

    The Kenworth TruckTech+® Over-The-Air system enhances uptime by offering fleet managers greater flexibility on when and where they can securely install software updates.

    Customers with active Kenworth TruckTech+ subscriptions can access updates on the PACCAR Solutions online portal (www.PACCARSolutions.com) or through the PACCAR Over-The-Air mobile app – available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

    The PACCAR Solutions portal provides users with visibility to all their Kenworth trucks, performance data, and available software updates. Once the user approves the update, the system notifies the user when the download is ready for installation.

    When the Kenworth truck is parked, a simple five-second press of the cruise control set switch connects the truck to the secure PACCAR cloud server. The software update is then initiated through the PACCAR mobile app, which allows monitoring of the download, and lets the user know when it is completed.

    PACCAR MX-13 Engine

    PACCAR MX-11 Engine

    “Kenworth TruckTech+ Over-the-Air is an important technology tool that provides the latest engine calibrations and updates to our customers, helping to increase uptime and promote enhanced fuel efficiency and performance,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

    Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck™. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.com/drivers.

    Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

  • KIRKLAND, Wash., September 11, 2020 - The zero-emission Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric vehicles are now available for order from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

    “Kenworth is committed to provide advanced vehicle technologies, and the medium duty K270E and K370E electric trucks are a major step forward. Our popular and proven cabover platform now offers fully integrated, state-of-the-art electric powertrains combined with exceptional visibility and superior maneuverability,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.

    E-Motor

    The electric powertrain is available with high-density battery packs of 141kWh and 282kWh that deliver up to 100 and 200-mile range, respectively, with zero emissions. The Kenworth electric vehicles utilize a DC fast-charging system capable of fast re-charge in as quick as one-hour, which make the Kenworth K270E and K370E cabovers ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional haul operations. End-of-shift and overnight AC charging also is offered.

    E-Motor and Cradle

    Kenworth battery-electric vehicles offer two direct-drive motors rated at 355 hp and 469 hp, depending on your application. This highly efficient design provides enough torque to start the load from a stop on a 20 percent grade and the power to maintain 40 mph on a 6 percent grade while fully loaded. Regenerative braking in stop-and-go city conditions recharges the batteries and extends brake life.

    Power Cradle

    J1772 Charger

    All of the components necessary to run the e-powertrain, as well as HVAC and e-PTO, are located in one, easy-to-reach power cradle under the cab - the space typically occupied by a diesel engine.

    The system configuration also optimizes weight distribution with batteries mounted outside and air tanks mounted inside the frame rails. A quiet e-compressor maintains pressure in the air system.

    Frame Layout

    Kenworth and Dana Inc. are collaborating on the Kenworth K270E and K370E electric vehicles. Dana is an industry leader in electrified modules and systems supported by in-house vehicle integration expertise.

    Available wheelbases offered are 206 inches (24-foot box bodies), 218 inches (26-foot box bodies) and 274 inches (30-foot box bodies).

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    Kenworth dealers will use the new Kenworth PremierSpec® sales tool to help customers specify and configure their Kenworth medium duty electric trucks. Initial customer deliveries are expected to begin by the end of 2020.

    Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck™. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.com/drivers.

    Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

  • KIRKLAND, Wash., September 17, 2020 - The new Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric vehicles qualify for a $95,000 voucher incentive to qualifying California purchasers from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

    The significant financial incentive is offered through the CARB Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). HVIP is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities. The opening for new voucher incentive requests is anticipated to begin in early 2021.

    “Zero-emission electric trucks are no longer a thing of the future. We thank the State of California and CARB for providing these important dollars to help support and encourage Kenworth medium-duty truck customers in the state to purchase the new Kenworth K270E and K370E models,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

    Kenworth announced last week that the K270E and K370E battery-electric vehicles are now available for order from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

    The Kenworth battery-electric vehicles offer two direct-drive motors rated at 355 hp and 469 hp, depending on application. The electric powertrain is available with high-density battery packs of 141kWh and 282kWh that deliver up to 100 and 200-mile range, respectively.

    The new models utilize a DC fast-charging system capable of fast re-charge in as quick as one-hour, which make the Kenworth K270E and K370E cabovers ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional haul operations. End-of-shift and overnight AC charging also is offered.

    The K270E and K370E received both CARB and EPA certification earlier this year.

    To receive a voucher, vehicle purchasers and participating dealers must meet all applicable project requirements identified in the HVIP Implementation Manual.

    For more information, contact your Kenworth dealer and visit the CARB HVIP website (www.CaliforniaHVIP.org).

    Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck™. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.com/drivers.

    Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

  • BELLEVUE, Wash., September 21, 2020 - PACCAR is excited to collaborate with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide charging infrastructure solutions for customers who purchase industry-leading battery electric Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in the United States and Canada. Kenworth and Peterbilt have recently begun taking customer orders for production model Kenworth K270E and the Peterbilt Model 220EV battery electric trucks, with additional production models to be introduced in the coming months. PACCAR’s extensive zero emissions field testing program, with customers operating more than 60 Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF test trucks, will provide valuable real-world experience to enhance these future product launches.

    PACCAR Electric Charger with Kenworth K270E and Peterbilt Model 220EV Trucks

    “We are pleased to partner with Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies to bring this outstanding solution to our customers and dealers,” said Kyle Quinn, PACCAR chief technology officer. “Customers will receive the industry-leading operating efficiency and environmental benefits of Peterbilt and Kenworth zero emissions truck models, combined with a comprehensive charging solution utilizing Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies’ products and services.”

    Kenworth and Peterbilt customers will be able to order electric chargers from PACCAR Parts. PACCAR Financial will provide flexible financing options for infrastructure and charging systems. PacLease will bundle the cost of charging systems within full service lease offerings to customers. The partnership will help customers navigate the numerous financial incentives available from a variety of government agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

    “As the world’s leader in energy management, we are proud to partner with Kenworth and Peterbilt in enabling their electric truck deployment and offer our infrastructure leadership and reliable approach to microgrids,” said Annette Clayton, Schneider Electric North America chief executive officer & president. Schneider Electric provides electrical infrastructure, energy-as-a-service, and services & software solutions for efficiency and sustainability under the Square D, APC, and Aveva brands, among others.

    “Faith Technologies welcomes this opportunity to collaborate with PACCAR. We especially look forward to working with Kenworth and Peterbilt and their customers to prepare the charging infrastructure for battery electric trucks,” said Mike Jansen, Faith Technologies chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Faith Technologies brings nearly 50 years of experience to perform the electrical and engineering design work and maintain the equipment after sale.

    PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

  • KIRKLAND, Wash., October 14, 2020 - Kenworth today announced the launch of the Kenworth T680E – the company’s first-ever, Class 8 battery-electric model in its esteemed 97-year history. The new zero-emission Kenworth T680E, now available for order from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada, will enter into production in 2021.

    Kenworth T680E


    “The Kenworth T680E launch is an exciting, pioneering moment that builds upon Kenworth’s excellent heritage of providing fleets and truck operators with outstanding and productive trucks driven by quality, innovation and technology,” said Kevin Baney, general manager and PACCAR vice president.

    “Kenworth is leading the way in green initiatives and the T680E definitely will be game-changer in the trucking industry. The new Kenworth T680E provides our customers with a true, zero-emissions solution that will help to achieve their own green program objectives, while leveraging the excellent performance, reliability and cab comfort of our current T680 on-highway flagship model,” said Baney.

    The zero-emission Kenworth T680E has an estimated operating range of 150 miles, depending on application. The T680E uses a CCS1 DC fast charger with maximum rate of 120 kWh and estimated 3.3-hour charging time.

    Designed for pickup and delivery applications, the T680E is initially available as a day cab as either a tractor or straight truck in a 6x4 axle configuration. The new model is offered in 54,000 lb. and 82,000 lb. gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR).

    Kenworth and Meritor have closely collaborated on the T680E development. The Class 8 battery-electric vehicle features Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe™ tandem electric powertrain with smooth shifting and operation. The T680E uses a 2-speed integrated transmission and has a top speed of 70 mph.

    Meritor Blue Horizon 14Xe™ Tandem Electric Powertrain


    The Kenworth T680E is equipped with 536 hp continuous power and up to 670 hp peak power and 1,623 lb-ft of torque. Meritor’s high/low voltage power electronics – provided by TransPower – are under the hood in the place of a diesel engine.

    Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.com/drivers.

    Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.


 Products

  • Kenworth T680
    The aerodynamic T680 features a fully integrated PACCAR Powertrain. Built with the highest level of craftsmanship that makes the T680 The Driver’s Truck™ — a factor that helps every Kenworth fleet attract and retain the industry’s best operators....

  • THE CUTTING EDGE JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT SHARPER.

    Start with the most highly evolved aerodynamic long-haul tractor, the Kenworth T680. Add special factory-installed aerodynamic enhancements for the tractor that combine to reduce drag to an absolute minimum. Optimize the powertrain with the fuel efficient PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR transmission and PACCAR drive axles. Incorporate Kenworth’s Idle Management System, which eliminates the need to run the truck for off-duty temperature control. And integrate real-time reporting technology to help the driver run in the sweet spot for maximum fuel efficiency. Kenworth luxury, craftsmanship, reliability and driver satisfaction also come as part of the deal.

    One look and you know: A Kenworth T680 is The Driver’s Truck™. Its bold, sweeping lines wrap a world-class cabin equal to fine automobiles. Where groundbreaking technology and true ergonomic comfort elevate the driving experience while reducing fatigue. Where space, elegant design, fine craftsmanship and an abundance of luxury details define the environment. And where drivers can feel completely at home wherever the road might take them.

    Powering the Kenworth T680 are the high quality and reliability of the PACCAR MX engines. The 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine is designed to meet the demands of linehaul heavy-duty truck applications — delivering the increased horsepower and torque needed to move large payloads with ease, even on steep grades. The 10.8-liter, PACCAR MX-11 engine is perfect for weight sensitive pickup and delivery, less-than truckload and regional applications.

    The T680 employs a suite of technologies and design features that elevate the driving experience to new heights of safety, efficiency and satisfaction. These intelligent support systems empower the driver to make better, more informed decisions, remain connected 24/7, and dial in the perfect work environment. At the end of the day, this is all about helping the driver feel less fatigued and more fulfilled.

  • Kenworth W990
    Kenworth’s long-hood conventional is the enduring symbol of trucking — a perfect fusion of power, luxury, craftsmanship. For many drivers, it represents the ultimate reward, a personal icon that stands for their dedication, achievement and pride....

  • PRESENCE, POWER AND PERSONAL STYLE WRAPPED IN A WORLD-CLASS DESIGN THAT REDEFINES THE LONG-HOOD CONVENTIONAL.

    Through the decades, our job has been to carefully — and continually — refine this classic without changing what made it great.
    Introducing the Kenworth W990, the truck for those who put a premium on making a personal statement. It comes with
    uncompromising styling, straight ahead performance, premium finishes and lifestyle amenities that put you way ahead of
    the pack. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

    When you drive a Kenworth W990, others notice. It is a look. It is a sound. It is the undeniable recognition of your achievement. With 131.5 inches from bumper to back-of-cab, no one ignores the sheer presence of Kenworth’s latest long-hood classic. Nor will they miss your personalized message so clearly reflected in customized brightwork, hand-stitched upholstery and soul-stirring dual chromed stacks. Then there’s the hand-masked, hand-finished paint job, with a luster so deep you can see it for miles. And the exclusive styling of the Kenworth W990.... What a showstopper. A W990 blends the choices you make, from powertrain to paint scheme, with Kenworth’s right-the-first-time manufacturing expertise. The result is the best-engineered, hardest-working, most comfortable and downright awe-inspiring truck on the road.

    Open the door on a W990 and it’s easy to understand why so many professionals would prefer to turn the key of a Kenworth than any other truck. Settle in. Stretch out. Deep, luxurious diamond-and-button upholstery creates a welcoming sanctuary reminiscent of the world’s finest luxury sedans. Fully adjustable Air Cushion Premium Plus seats have been orthopedically contoured for comfort and support. The state-of-the-art dash features multiplexed electronic instrumentation, all the gauge options you want, and large, easy-to-reach switches and controls. In-cab storage includes a convenient place to put your thermos; upholstered seat back pockets; center console with drink holders, two 12-volt outlets, a perfect spot to place your cell phone and more. Then there are all the subtle things you can’t see – you simply have to experience. Like Kenworth’s high performance heater/air conditioner with the motor thoughtfully mounted on the firewall to minimize cab noise. The flatter toe board angle and suspended throttle and clutch pedals that reduce leg strain. A ride that smooths out all of the road’s rough edges. And a look that will stop traffic.

    For as long as there have been trucks, the Kenworth brand has always stood for custom-built quality, superior driveability and unparalleled luxury. Fast forward. The W990 is about to redefine your entire perception of interior space, fit and finish in a long-hood conventional. Whether you choose a workhorse-rugged, yet way-above standard Vantage interior, the custom look of a Diamond upholstery package or the pure indulgence of a W990 Limited Edition, you’ve got everything you need to perform at peak efficiency, and rest well in an environment that takes you closer to home every mile you’re away. Tour a 76 Inch Mid-Roof sleeper or one of our AeroCab sleepers. Note the perfect balance between business and comfort. The thoughtful, convenient and productive layout. The creative and elegant interior appointments. All handcrafted to the same exacting standard we use to build the rest of your Kenworth W990. Look forward to the road. 

    For those who accept nothing less than having it all, there is the Kenworth W990 Limited Edition. Rich black leather, Ravenwood accents and Royal Blue double stitched diamonds combine to create a dramatic environment of unsurpassed comfort and convenience. Where space, elegant design, fine craftsmanship and an abundance of quality details define your surroundings. 

    Own the Road in a Kenworth W990.

  • Kenworth T680E
    The Kenworth T680E launch is an exciting, pioneering moment that builds upon Kenworth’s excellent heritage of providing fleets and truck operators with outstanding and productive trucks driven by quality, innovation and technology....

  • The zero-emission Kenworth T680E has an estimated operating range of 150 miles, depending on application. The T680E uses a CCS1 DC fast charger with maximum rate of 120 kWh and estimated 3.3-hour charging time.

    Designed for pickup and delivery applications, the T680E is initially available as a day cab as either a tractor or straight truck in a 6x4 axle configuration. The new model is offered in 54,000 lb. and 82,000 lb. gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR).

    Kenworth and Meritor have closely collaborated on the T680E development. The Class 8 battery-electric vehicle features Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe™ tandem electric powertrain with smooth shifting and operation. The T680E uses a 2-speed integrated transmission and has a top speed of 70 mph.

    The Kenworth T680E is equipped with 536 hp continuous power and up to 670 hp peak power and 1,623 lb-ft of torque. Meritor’s high/low voltage power electronics – provided by TransPower – are under the hood in the place of a diesel engine.

    Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.com/drivers.

  • Kenworth K270E & K370E
    As you look for ways to meet increasingly stringent urban restrictions on noise and emissions, we have a solution: Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric trucks....

  • INTRODUCING KENWORTH'S ZERO-EMISSION, MEDIUM DUTY BATTERY-ELECTRIC TRUCKS

    The Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric trucks, built upon the popular – and proven – platforms combine fully-integrated, state-of-the-art electric powertrains with superior visibility, maneuverability and driver comfort. High-density battery packs deliver up to a 200 mile range with zero emissions and a rapid one-hour DC re-charge. Perfect for local distribution, pickup and delivery and last mile logistics applications.

    PRACTICAL & PROVEN PERFORMANCE

    Choose from two direct-drive motors rated at 355 hp and 469 hp, depending on your application. This highly efficient design provides enough torque to start the load from a stop on a 20% grade and the power to maintain 40 mph on a 6% grade while fully loaded. Regenerative braking in stop-and-go city conditions recharges the battery and extends brake life.