Kenworth Celebrates Delivery of One-Millionth Truck

Kenworth Truck Co. recently celebrated its one-millionth truck produced in the company's 91 years during a special ceremony at its assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The milestone truck is a Kenworth T680 Advantage with the 455-hp PACCAR MX-13 engine. Kenworth, of course, also offers trucks with natural gas engines.

The truck was presented to TransAm Trucking before a large gathering of Kenworth employees. TransAm, a Kansas-based refrigerated carrier, operates 1,050 Kenworth Class 8 trucks.

‘The production and delivery of our one-millionth truck caps off an outstanding year for Kenworth,’ said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. ‘It's appropriate that the milestone truck is the on-highway flagship Kenworth T680 Advantage, our excellent fuel efficiency leader, and that TransAm, an excellent supporter of the T680 and PACCAR MX-13 engine, is our customer for this special honor.’

Kenworth was founded in Seattle in 1923. The company says it has grown from producing fewer than 100 trucks annually early in its history to more than 45,000 in 2014, its second highest total ever.

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