Under a recent agreement, Cummins 6- and 8-liter engines will be installed exclusively in Peterbilt and Kenworth’s North American conventional medium-duty vehicles, effective Jan. 1, 2007. Paccar, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth, will have its name badged on the engines.
“This agreement is a natural extension of the engine collaboration, which DAF and Cummins have had in Europe for even years,” stated Tom Plimpton, Paccar president, in a news release. “The North American agreement enables Paccar to compete on a comparable basis with our competitors, who have their own proprietary medium-duty engines. Additionally, this agreement will significantly reduce the cost of homologating multiple 2007 EPA-compliant engines on our chassis.”
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