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Kenworth Proprietary 10-Spoke Wheel Introduced with New Kenworth T680

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2012 - Kenworth Truck Company is introducing a new Kenworth proprietary, 10-spoke forged aluminum wheel in conjunction with the launch of the Kenworth T680.

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"No detail, including wheels, was overlooked with the unveiling of the Kenworth T680," said Erik Johnson, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager. "This premium, 10-spoke Kenworth wheel possesses a distinctive, high-end and quality look. It's a fabulous option for fleets and drivers that like to keep their trucks looking great."

The durable and lightweight Kenworth wheel features a no-polish, easy-maintenance Alcoa Dura-Bright®* surface treatment. It is easy to keep the wheel shiny and sparkling clean with just soap and water. No need to scrub or polish to keep them looking like new.

A 22.5-inch Kenworth 10-spoke wheel will be summer 2012, followed later by a 24.5-inch wheel.

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 www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

*Dura-Bright® is a proprietary surface treatment of Alcoa.

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