Kenworth W990 is Winning Over Western Distributing Drivers

Western Distributingrepresentatives visited the Kenworth Chillicothe plant in Ohio to take delivery of the very first production Kenworth W990 in February. “We run a fleet of 200 trucks, and all but 10 percent of those trucks are long-hoods,” says Marty Garcia, Western Distributing vice president. “Our drivers appreciate trucks with that traditional look. I believe that […]

T880 is Mixer Truck of Choice

Since 1997, Liquid Stone Concrete has made a name for itself providing ready mixed concrete to the south Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex area of Texas. With two concrete plant locations in Burleson and Midlothian, the company provides concrete for residential and commercial projects within a 25-mile radius of each plant. The company’s mixer truck of choice […]

Michelin Offers Aerodynamic Trailer Solution

Michelin North America is launching a Michelin first — a SmartWay®-verified(1) aerodynamic trailer solution kit, MICHELIN ENERGY GUARD — for use on 53-foot dry-van truck load, refrigerated truck load and other long-haul and super-regional applications. In addition, Michelin Americas Truck Tires is introducing the MICHELIN® X ONE® LINE™ GRIP D drive tire for fleets looking to maximize driver […]

PacLease Hosts Franchise Sales Managers

In June, PACCAR Leasing held its biennial PacLease Network Sales Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The event, themed “Breakthrough Performance,” was focused on product and industry updates that allow the PacLease sales force to tailor solutions for the business needs of lease and rental customers across the United States and Canada.  The meeting was one the […]

PACCAR Parts – World’s Leading Provider of Uptime

PACCAR Parts drives uptime for Kenworth customers with industry-leading products, services and customer support. The uptime solutions offered by PACCAR Parts include state-of-the art distribution centers, superior inventory management systems, advanced 365 Customer Support Centers, customized fleet services programs and an innovative eCommerce program. PACCAR Parts’ 18 global Distribution Centers drive uptime with reliable part […]

Four Family Members Learn to Drive in a T680

After relocating to Elko, Nevada, four members of the Sasse family — mother Cassandra and three of her seven children: Kendall, Katelynn and Kodi — each applied for and received full scholarships to attend Great Basin College’s six-week CDL program. They learned to drive under the guidance of Kenneth Pope, Great Basin College’s CDL program […]

CIT Trucks Helps Truck Operators Maximize

CIT Trucks is among those Kenworth dealers that have made investments in facilities and services to enhance customer support to a high level. Based in Normal, Illinois, CIT Trucks has attained the prestigious Kenworth PremierCare® Gold Certified status at nine dealerships (Champaign, Joliet, Mokena, Morton, Normal, Rockford, Springfield and Troy, Illinois, and Fenton, Missouri). “We […]

Nearly a Century of Quality and Innovation

In August, I was honored to become general manager of Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR vice president. I’ve been with PACCAR for 25 years, and most recently served as Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing and, before that, as Kenworth chief engineer. I look forward to building on Kenworth’s core values of quality, […]

T680s preferred for reliability, low cost of ownership

For Transport Nalaco’s Jonathan Aubut, knowing your costs means knowing your business. “We track everything from labor, to maintenance, to fuel, to routes and detention time,” says the corporate development manager for the Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec-based bulk hauling company.  “That data enables us to set a competitive rate per metric ton of material that we haul, […]