Kenworth Truck Co. has kicked off its 2013 Road Tour. The tour will visit 34 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada before year’s end and feature the T880 vocation model and T680 on-highway tractor with 52 in. mid-roof sleeper.
The tour began Tuesday, Sept. 10, at MHC Kenworth in Kansas City, Mo. and will conclude at MHC Kenworth in Greensboro, NC, on Dec. 13. Along the way, the tour truck and trailer exhibit will make stops at various Kenworth dealerships in Alabama, Arizona, California Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, and in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec.
“The brand new Kenworth T880 and Kenworth T680 52-inch sleeper configuration are the latest in Kenworth’s outstanding line of quality and innovative trucks,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager, who heads up the tour. “These two new models enhance Kenworth’s 90-year, well-deserved and strong reputation of providing industry-leading trucks to our customers. We’re excited to bring these most recent additions to The World’s Best product line – along with the fuel-efficient Paccar MX-13 engine – to customers throughout the United States and Canada.”
There is an interactive, self-guided exhibit housed in a state-of-the-art, double-expanding, 53-ft. tour trailer. Features of both the T880 and T680 will be available as well as the new 12.9L Paccar MX-13 engine, and 90 years of Kenworth history.
Transporting the tour trailer exhibit is the T680 52-in. sleeper equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine rated at 500 hp. and 1,850 lbs.-ft. of torque.
Inside, the trailer has nearly 1,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. One side is dedicated to the vocational T880 and the other side to the on-highway T680. Visitors can examine the cab common to both models, new T880 hood, complex reflector headlamps, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, trim levels, exterior paint samples featuring 30 new Kenworth Signature colors and interior fabric options, new 52-in. sleeper, Kenworth NavPlus system with Bluetooth capability for hands-free cell phone calling, and electric-over-air dash switches. There are videos featuring the design process for the T880 and T680, robotic cab construction, and Kenworth history – complete with a 90th anniversary wall and a display of Kenworth’s other prestigious awards.
Tour Date Dealership City State/Province
- Sept. 12 MHC Kenworth – Denver Denver Colo.
- Sept. 16 Kenworth Sales Company – Salt Lake City West Valley City Utah
- Sept. 18 Papé Kenworth – Portland Portland Ore.
- Sept. 19 Kenworth Northwest – Lakewood Lakewood Wash.
- Sept. 20 Inland Kenworth – Langley Langley B.C.
- Sept. 23 GreatWest Kenworth – Calgary Calgary Alb.
- Sept. 25 Edmonton Kenworth – Northside Edmonton Alb.
- Sept. 27 Custom Truck Sales – Saskatoon Saskatoon Sask.
- Sept. 30 Wallwork Kenworth – Fargo Fargo N.D.
- Oct. 2 Rihm Kenworth – St. Paul St. Paul Minn.
- Oct. 4 Wisconsin Kenworth – Windsor Windsor Wis.
- Oct. 7 Kenworth of Indianapolis Indianapolis Ind.
- Oct. 9 Eastern Michigan Kenworth – Dearborn Dearborn Mich.
- Oct. 11 Kenworth of Buffalo Buffalo N.Y.
- Oct. 15 Kenworth Toronto Mississauga Ont.
- Oct. 17 Kenworth Montreal St. Laurent Que.
- Oct. 19 Gabrielli Kenworth New York City N.Y.
- Oct. 21 MTC Kenworth Ridgefield Park N.J.
- Oct. 23 Kenworth of Pennsylvania – New Stanton New Stanton Pa.
- Oct. 25 Truck Enterprises – Harrisonburg Harrisonburg Va.
- Oct. 28 Worldwide Equipment – Prestonsburg Prestonsburg Ky.
- Nov. 4 NorCal Kenworth – Morgan Hill Morgan Hill Calif.
- Nov. 6 Inland Kenworth – Fontana Fontana Calif.
- Nov. 15 Inland Kenworth – Phoenix Phoenix Ariz.
- Nov. 20 MHC Kenworth – Fort Worth Fort Worth Texas
- Nov. 22 MHC Kenworth – Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Okla.
- Nov. 25 MHC Kenworth - Tulsa Tulsa Okla.
- Dec. 2 Performance Kenworth – Houston Houston Texas
- Dec. 4 Kenworth of South Louisiana – Gray Gray La.
- Dec. 6 Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham Birmingham Ala.
- Dec. 9 MHC Kenworth – Atlanta Atlanta Ga.
- Dec. 11 Kenworth of Jacksonville Jacksonville Fla.
- Dec. 13 MHC Kenworth – Greensboro Greensboro N.C.