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Kenworth Receives Order From TransAm Trucking For 1,000 T680s Powered by PACCAR MX Engines

Kenworth Truck Company today announced it has received an order for 1,000 aerodynamic Kenworth T680s with PACCAR MX engines from TransAm Trucking, a leading refrigerated fleet in Olathe, Kansas.

"This order is an excellent way to launch Kenworth's most aerodynamic truck ever," said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. "TransAm was also instrumental in our PACCAR MX launch in 2010 when they purchased 1,000 MX-powered Kenworth trucks. We are pleased to see TransAm's strong commitment to the new Kenworth T680 and the PACCAR MX."

"The new Kenworth T680 is a very impressive truck. We especially like the T680's fuel efficiency, visibility, and new dash and sleeper layout. We also have confidence in the PACCAR MX engine," said Russ McElliott, president of TransAm Trucking. "Our relationship with Kenworth and MHC is important to us, and we look forward to excellent results from the T680 and PACCAR MX combination." TransAm currently operates 500 Kenworth aerodynamic T660s and T700s equipped with 485 hp PACCAR MX engines.20120321_PACCAR MX Enginelr.jpg

Introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show, the Kenworth T680 establishes a new standard of excellence in the industry with exceptional styling, superior fuel efficiency, outstanding performance and extraordinary comfort.

More than 20,000 trucks serving various customer applications in North America are currently equipped with the PACCAR MX engine, which is designed to deliver industry-leading performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency. The engine is available with a horsepower range of 380 hp to 485 hp and torque up to 1,750 lb-ft on select Kenworth Class 8 models.


"TransAm Trucking is a true leader among the nation's refrigerated fleets, and possesses a special dedication to operating fuel-efficient, aerodynamic trucks that help reduce operating costs and emissions," said Tim Murphy, CEO of MHC. The selling dealer is MHC Kenworth - Olathe. "The Kenworth T680 and PACCAR MX engine will contribute positively to TransAm's continuing efforts. We have an exceptional relationship, and we thank them for their business."

TransAm specified its T680s with the new Kenworth 76-inch sleeper and PACCAR MX engine rated at 485-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque.

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Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth's Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.