Kenworth tour promotes “clean” technology

Due to overwhelmingly positive customer reactions to Kenworth’s Clean Power Technology Tour, the OEM announced it is adding 25 more stops to the U.S. road

Due to overwhelmingly positive customer reactions to Kenworth’s Clean Power Technology Tour, the OEM announced it is adding 25 more stops to the U.S. road show. The five-month tour is designed to promote fuel savings, productivity and environmental responsibility. To date, it has completed its Western and Great Lakes tour stops and will wrap up visits to Central states on Aug. 21-23 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. From there the tour will travel to Kenworth dealers in the Northeast and Southeast.

“The Kenworth Clean Power Technology Tour has created a lot of excitement,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assist. Gm-marketing & sales. “Many fleets and truckers are especially taking a close look at the Kenworth Clean Power no-idle system, which offers enhanced fuel savings, increased driver comfort and reduced emissions. They understand that Kenworth Clean Power provides a cost-effective technology solution to address high diesel prices and the trend by states and municipalities to limit idling time. In addition, the system’s payback can be measured in months, not years.”

Kenworth Clean Power, currently a factory-installed option for the T660 with 72-in. AeroCab sleeper, uses dedicated, advanced deep-cycle batteries that power a thermal storage cooler with 21,000 Btus of cooling capacity. Once the truck is shut off, a thermostat regulates the desired temperature and a variable speed fan circulates chilled air through a duct located near the bunk. Extensive testing, the OEM reported, has shown that when the outside temperature is as high as 95 degrees, Kenworth Clean Power is able to keep the sleeper cool and provide accessory power for up to 10 hours.

Along with the Kenworth Clean Power no-idle option, the technology tour will showcase the Bendix ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes, Kenworth GPS Navigation, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, and Kenworth Driver Information Center.

For more information, go to www.kenworth.com

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