Kenworth Truck Company (a Paccar company) News

PACCAR And Aurora Announce Strategic Partnership To Develop Autonomous Trucks With Self-Driving Technology

PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test, and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. This collaboration will integrate PACCAR’s autonomous vehicle platform with the Aurora Driver software, in order to enhance the safety and operational efficiency of PACCAR’s customers. Autonomous-enabled vehicles In the strategic partnership, PACCAR provides autonomous-enabled vehicles with industry-renowned quality, durability and reliability, r...

PACCAR Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of Engine Manufacturing Factory Located In Columbus, Mississippi

PACCAR recognizes its Columbus, Mississippi engine factory for 10 years of manufacturing excellence and a strong commitment to its community. manufacturing capabilities “PACCAR is very proud of the Columbus, Mississippi engine factory’s achievements in the first 10 years,” said Preston Feight, PACCAR’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), adding “Our excellent employees and the plant’s advanced manufacturing capabilities have created a great environment for buildi...

PACCAR Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Of Engine Manufacturing In North America

PACCAR recognizes its Columbus, Mississippi engine factory for 10 years of manufacturing excellence and a strong commitment to its community. “PACCAR is very proud of the Columbus, Mississippi engine factory’s achievements in the first 10 years,” said Preston Feight, PACCAR Chief Executive Officer. “Our excellent employees and the plant’s advanced manufacturing capabilities have created a great environment for building the industry’s best engines.” Pl...

(Backdated to November 05, 2020) Kenworth And Peterbilt Zero Emissions Trucks Becomes First Class 8 Electric Vehicles To Achieve Landmark Milestone

PACCAR announced that a Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle and a battery-electric Peterbilt Model 579EV became the first Class 8 zero-emissions vehicles to drive to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Power and Drivability Both vehicles displayed power and exhibited drivability over the 156 twisting turns and switchbacks during the 4,700-foot elevation gain to the summit. The trucks handily negotiated grades between 7 to 10 percent over the famous 12.42-mile Pikes Peak Inte...

PACCAR Recognized As A “Top Company For Women To Work For In Transportation”

PACCAR Inc and several of its divisions - Peterbilt, Kenworth, PACCAR Parts, and Dynacraft - were each honored as a 2020 “Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation” by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT).  Women in Trucking is a non-profit organization that encourages employment and promotes the accomplishments of women in the trucking industry. Nomination Criteria WIT solicited nominations for companies with a culture that supports gender diversity, flexible ho...

PACCAR Collaborates With Faith Technologies And Schneider Electric To Provide Comprehensive Battery Charging Solutions

PACCAR is excited to collaborate with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide charging infrastructure solutions for customers who purchase battery-electric Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in the United States and Canada. Kenworth and Peterbilt have recently begun taking customer orders for production model Kenworth K270E and the Peterbilt Model 220EV battery-electric trucks, with additional production models to be introduced in the coming months. PACCAR’s extensive zero-emissio...

Bronto Skylift Delivers S70XR Aerial Platform Mounted On A Chassis To Bladefence

Toronto based Bladefence has taken the delivery of a 70-meter Bronto S70XR aerial work platform. This is the first S70XR aerial platform mounted on a Kenworth chassis. The Bronto S70XR features 70-meter working height, 38-meter outreach and with this configuration on Kenworth T800 chassis a total weight of 32.5 tons. Mounting As a long time customer, we are happy to receive this new unit and to continue our long-standing cooperation" Mounting on the chassis was done at Bronto Skylift’s...

Leyland Trucks Receives The Queen’s Award For Enterprise In International Trade

Leyland Trucks, a PACCAR company, located in Preston Lancashire, earned the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2020 for increasing exports by almost 50% over the last three years. Leyland Trucks manufactures DAF trucks and employs more than 1,000 people at its one million sq. ft. facility. Leyland Trucks produces the award-winning DAF XF, CF, and LF models for the UK, Europe, North and South America, and Asia markets. Highest quality commercial vehicles &ldq...

PACCAR Extends The Suspension Of Truck And Engine Production At Their Factories Worldwide Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

PACCAR Inc is providing a business update in response to recent changes in customer demand and a weaker outlook for the global economy, as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. The company will extend the suspension of truck and engine production at its factories worldwide until April 20, 2020. The company will review future actions on a regular basis. PACCAR will continue to provide aftermarket support to its customers who deliver medical supplies, food, and essential infrastructure servi...

PACCAR To Conduct Their 2020 Annual Meeting Of Stockholders In A Virtual Meeting Format Only

PACCAR Inc, announces that in response to current public health guidance for COVID-19, it will hold its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders in a virtual meeting format only, via live webcast. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time. The company is mailing to stockholders a notice of change of format for the 2020 annual meeting containing a 16-digit control number that will enable access to the meeting. Stockholders have the same rights and opportunities t...

PACCAR Shares A Business Update In Response To Recent Changes In Customer Demand Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

PACCAR Inc is providing a business update in response to recent changes in customer demand and a weaker outlook for the global economy, as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. The Company will suspend truck and engine production at its factories worldwide from March 24 until April 6, 2020. The company will review future actions on a regular basis. PACCAR will continue to provide aftermarket support to its customers who deliver essential infrastructure services to the communities. Strong...

Toyne Provides Two Pumper Vehicles To The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District To Enhance Firefighting Operations

California’s seventh-largest fire agency, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, has taken delivery of two Toyne Pumper Tankers. These two trucks are the district’s first Toyne-built apparatus. Both pumper tankers will replace older engines, enhancing their capacity to fight fires. For twenty years, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire) has kept a watchful eye over a 359 square mile territory, which encompasses 23 communities and nearly 745,000 residents. To cov...

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