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Kenworth Receives Special Recognition from American Truck Historical Society

Kenworth was recently honored by the American Truck Historical Society in recognition for its years of service to the trucking industry.


“As a long-time leader in the trucking industry, Kenworth is well-respected and esteemed for its efforts to serve the trucking industry throughout its history. Kenworth’s contribution, which includes support during many changes in regulations, technology and customer requirements, has helped make our industry the lifeline of the nation,” said Don Bretthauer, executive director of the American Truck Historical Society headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.

“The American Truck Historical Society and its more than 20,000 members have a special mission in preserving the rich legacy and history of our industry,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “We appreciate their dedicated and diligent efforts in that worthy endeavor, and Kenworth is honored to receive this special award.”

The award was presented to Kenworth in conjunction with the Washington Trucking Associations (WTA) Leadership Conference and Vendor Showcase on “Trucking 2015: Innovate – Integrate – Motivate” held in Tulalip, Wash. The WTA website is

Incorporated in 1971, the American Truck Historical Society is dedicating to preserving the dynamic history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. The society’s website is

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