Kenworth scores major order for Paccar MX-powered T660s

Kenworth Truck Co. today announced it has received a “major” order for 1,050 of its T660 tractors powered by Paccar MX EPA2010-compliant engines from TransAm Trucking, a leading refrigerated carrier based in Olathe, KS

Kenworth Truck Co. today announced it has received a “major” order for 1,050 of its T660 tractors powered by Paccar MX EPA2010-compliant engines from TransAm Trucking, a leading refrigerated carrier based in Olathe, KS. The OEM noted the Paccar MX uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology in combination with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 diesel engine emissions regulations.

“This order from TransAm Trucking is a remarkable way to help introduce the Paccar MX engine into the North American market,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth gm and Paccar vp. “Kenworth and Paccar [parent to both Kenworth and sister OEM Peterbilt] very much appreciate TransAm’s strong support and commitment. We look forward to delivering the first of the fleet’s 1,050 fuel-efficient Kenworth T660s with Paccar MX engines beginning this summer.”

“We have studied Paccar’s global engine capabilities, their engine technology and validation processes,” said Russ McElliott, TransAm Trucking’s president. “Combined with Kenworth’s excellent dealer service, we are confident in the Paccar MX engine.”

“TransAm is an award-winning leader in the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership program and strives to reduce operating costs, increase fuel efficiency and lower emissions,” noted Tim Murphy, president of selling dealer MHC Kenworth in Kansas City, MO. “The T660 with the PACCAR MX will help meet those goals, and deliver outstanding performance.”

TransAm Trucking has specified the Paccar MX engine rated at 485-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque and its T660s are fitted with Kenworth’s 72-in AeroCab Aerodyne sleeper.

For more information on TransAm Trucking, visit www.transamtruck.com/

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