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Kenworth Names 2015 Dealer Council, Helps Promote Superior Customer Support

KIRKLAND, Wash., January 21, 2015 - Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members.

The prominent council features leading executives from among the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada. The council works with Kenworth to help provide superior customer support throughout the trucking industry's strongest dealer network.

The 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members are: Chairman - Mike Murphy, MHC Kenworth, Leawood, Kan.; Will Bruser, Truckworx Kenworth, Birmingham, Ala.; Bill Currie, Inland Kenworth, Burnaby, B.C.; Carl Herzog, Central Illinois Trucks, Normal, Ill.; David Laird, Papé Kenworth, Eugene, Ore.; Tim Spurgeon, MHC Kenworth, Leawood, Kan.; and Vince Tarola, Kenworth Truck Centres, Concord, Ont. In addition, Jodie Teuton of Kenworth of South Louisiana in Gray, La., serves as the Kenworth line representative for the American Truck Dealers (ATD).

"This year's Kenworth Dealer Council features an excellent group of very experienced and customer-focused Kenworth dealer executives," said Mike Murphy, the council's chairman and MHC Kenworth president. "Fleets and truck operators depend on the Kenworth dealer body to provide quality new and used trucks, service and parts to meet their needs. The Council is focused on continuing to enhance and advance that strong support and experience."

"Kenworth dealers are on a continual mission to increase locations and add operating hours to provide The World's Best customer service," said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. "In 2014, Kenworth dealers in the U.S. and Canada invested $120 million in facilities, opened 17 new locations and completed 7 major facility relocations, added 185 additional service bays, and increased weekend service hours by 19 percent."

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

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