Kenworth Truck Co. recently delivered its 1 millionth truck in his historic 91 year history. The truck, a T680 Advantage tractor with 455 hp. Paccar MX-13 engine and factory installed aerodynamic package, was delivered to TransAm Trucking.
TransAm operates 1,050 Kenworth Class 8 trucks, the OEM said.
“The production and delivery of our One Millionth Truck caps off an outstanding year for Kenworth,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “It’s appropriate that the milestone truck is the on-highway flagship Kenworth T680 Advantage, our excellent fuel efficiency leader, and that TransAm, an excellent supporter of the T680 and Paccar MX-13 engine, is our customer for this special honor.”
“We’ve received excellent performance from our Kenworth T680s with the PACCAR MX-13 engine. As a result, the Kenworth T680 has become our truck of choice for its high outstanding fuel efficiency, driver comfort and reliability,” said Russ McElliott, president of TransAm Trucking, which purchases its Kenworth T680s from MHC Kenworth – Olathe. “Our partnership with Kenworth and MHC Kenworth continues to be very productive and successful, and it’s a privilege to be selected to receive Kenworth’s One Millionth Truck.”
TransAm Trucking operates a fleet of over 1,400 tractors and over 2,400 trailers throughout the United States out of its headquarters in nearby Olathe, KS.