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Successful Kenworth T680 Road Tour Adds Nearly 50 More Stops Through October

Kenworth’s Most Aerodynamic Truck Ever Coming To a Dealer Near You

Kenworth announced it has added nearly 50 more tour stops to the successful Kenworth T680 Road Tour, which kicked off in May.

T680 50 Stops

The T680 tour truck and comprehensive trailer exhibit will visit Kenworth dealerships in 30 states and four provinces from July through October. (See the schedule below.)

The Road Tour features the new EPA SmartWaySM Designated T680, Kenworth's most aerodynamic truck ever. The T680 is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations. Available with a new 76-inch sleeper or as a day cab, the T680 is standard with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX engine.

"The popular Kenworth T680 Road Tour hosted more than 3,000 customers during its initial 15 visits to Kenworth dealerships throughout the United States and Canada," said Erik Johnson, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager. "The tour gives customers the chance to experience the T680, which sets a new industry standard of excellence with its superior fuel efficiency, outstanding performance, exceptional styling and extraordinary driver comfort."

To catch up and review what's happened on the tour so far, read the T680 tour blog by Kenworth's Peter Arrigoni ( Arrigoni, Kenworth sales training manager for the tour, has shared his thoughts and photos on each Kenworth dealer event held through June. Since he shared some of the driving duties, Arrigoni has also provided some insightful reports from the road - showcasing how the T680 drives and operates.

The Road Tour features an interactive, self-guided tour in the spacious Kenworth T680 Tour Trailer. The double-expanding, 53-foot T680 tour trailer has nearly 1,000 square-feet of exhibit space. Visitors can watch a feature video on the "Building of the Kenworth T680". View T680 displays featuring industry-leading aerodynamics, a full day cab, the new sleeper, seats, trim levels and interior color options, robust effortless-closing doors, best in class headlamp system, and test the new air-assisted hydraulic clutch's ease of operation.

Learn more about the low-emission PACCAR MX engine and the Kenworth NavPlus® system with Bluetooth capability for hands-free cell phone calling on real working systems. And don't forget to explore the displays on Kenworth trucks of the past, Kenworth innovations, prestigious awards and leading partner suppliers. Tour Partners include Alcoa, Bendix, Eaton and Michelin.

Here are the upcoming stops on the Kenworth T680 Road Tour for July through October:


Tour Date    Dealership/Event      City     State / Province

July 2  Inland Kenworth - Fontana   Fontana Ariz.
July 6  Pape Kenworth - Fresno   Fresno  Calif.
July 9   NorCal Kenworth - Sacramento     Sacramento  Calif.
July 11  Pape Kenworth - Portland   Portland Ore.
July 13  Kenworth Northwest - SeaTac   SeaTac   Wash.
July 16  Inland Kenworth - Langley   Langley  B.C.
July 20  GreatWest Kenworth    Calgary  Alb.
July 23  Custom Truck Sales - Saskatoon  Saskatoon Sask.
July 26  Custom Truck Sales - Winnipeg   Winnipeg Manitoba
July 30  Wallwork Kenworth - Fargo    Fargo  N.D.

Aug. 1   Sioux Falls Kenworth    Sioux Falls S.D.
Aug. 3  Kenworth Mid-Iowa      Des Moines Iowa
Aug. 6  CIT Kenworth Chicago - Mokena     Mokena  Ill.
Aug. 8   Michigan Kenworth    Grand Rapids Mich.
Aug. 10  Eastern Michigan Kenworth - Dearborn  Dearborn Mich.
Aug. 13  CIT Kenworth of Southern Illinois  Troy  Ill.
Aug. 16   Performance Kenworth - Cleveland     Cleveland Texas
Aug. 21    Kenworth of South Texas    Pharr   Texas
Aug. 24    Wichita Kenworth    Wichita  Kan.
Aug. 27   MHC Kenworth - Little Rock      Little Rock Ark.
Aug. 30    MHC Kenworth ‐ Springfield    Springfield  Mo.
Aug. 31    Kenworth of Saint Louis    Fenton   Mo.

Sept. 4   MHC Kenworth - Tulsa      Tulsa  Okla.
Sept. 6   Worldwide Equipment - Lexington     Lexington  Ky.
Sept. 8   Truck Enterprises - Harrisonburg   Harrisonburg  Va.
Sept. 10   Kenworth of Southern New Jersey   Swedesboro  N.J.
Sept. 12 Tri‐State Kenworth ‐ Enfield    Enfield   Conn.
Sept. 15 U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals    Englishtown  N.J.
Sept. 17 C‐B Kenworth ‐ Bangor     Portland  Maine
Sept. 19 Kenworth of Buffalo - Syracuse   Syracuse N.Y.
Sept. 21 Truck Enterprises - Richmond   Richmond Va.
Sept. 24-25 Cooper Kenworth ‐ Greensboro    Greensboro  N.C.
Sept. 26 Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina   Columbia  S.C.
Sept. 28 Kenworth of Jacksonville    Jacksonville  Fla.

Oct. 1  Kenworth of South Florida    Fort Lauderdale Fla.
Oct. 3  Kenworth of Central Florida ‐ Tampa   Tampa   Fla.
Oct. 5  TransPower ‐ Albany     Albany   Ga.
Oct. 8  Truckworx Kenworth ‐ Mississippi   Richland  Miss.
Oct. 9  Kenworth of South Louisiana ‐ Harahan  Harahan  La.
Oct. 11  MHC Kenworth ‐ Memphis    Memphis  Tenn.
Oct. 16  Kenworth Sales Company ‐ Salt Lake City    West Valley City Utah
Oct. 18  Kenworth Sales ‐ Boise     Boise   Idaho
Oct. 22  Motor Power Equipment ‐ Billings   Billings   Mont.
Oct. 24  Kenworth Sales ‐ Spokane    Spokane  Wash.

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's Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.