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Kenworth Adds PeopleNet Pre-Wire Option For Selected Class 8 Models

KIRKLAND. Wash., November 8, 2012 -

Kenworth has added a PeopleNet® pre-wire option for the Kenworth Class 8 T660, T800 and W900.

PeopleNet is a leading provider of innovative and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management. The company provides fleets with real-time automated tools that can help to enhance safety and compliance, reduce operating costs and improve customer service. 

 T660

W900

T800

Automatic vehicle location, lane departure notification, onboard event recording, remote vehicle shutdown, speed monitoring, and vehicle management are some key PeopleNet applications available with its onboard computer. These and other PeopleNet technology tools and services can be utilized by fleets to promote efficient and cost-effective transportation.

The Kenworth option includes an adaptor for J1939 to communicate to J1708 for use by the system. The pre-wire is compatible with all versions of the display units. The new option also includes the harness, antenna and roof bracket.  The connector locations are located on the left-hand sleeper tool box on Kenworth AERODYNE® sleepers and behind the right-hand side of the driver seat on day cabs, extended day cabs and modular sleepers.

For more details, contact your Kenworth dealer or visit the PeopleNet website (www.peoplenetonline.com).

Kenworth also offers many pre-wire options for Qualcomm systems to accommodate customer needs.

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 also received the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service, Two Years in a Row", according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

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