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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
KIRKLAND, Wash., July 2, 2012 - Kenworth announced it has added nearly 50 more tour stops to the successful Kenworth T680 Road Tour, which kicked off in May.
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 (http://kenwortht680tour.com). 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:
KENWORTH T680 ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE
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 www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.