Kenworth T880 making Work Truck Show debut

Kenworth Truck Company will offer the latest information on its quality diesel and natural gas work trucks and participate in green truck ride-and-drive sessions during the Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show March 4-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The annual event is sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

“Kenworth has a strong, quality truck lineup that offers excellent performance and low operating cost in various vocational applications,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager. “We will display the new Kenworth T880 Class 8 vocational flagship at The Work Truck Show for the first time.”

Powell will present a “Kenworth Chassis Update” from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 6. The informative product session will focus on the Kenworth T270 and T370 conventionals, K270 and K370 cabovers, T440 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, and T880 Class 8 vocational trucks.  Participants also will gain insights into vocation-specific options to help optimize body and equipment installation and designs. 

In its booth (No. 1403), Kenworth will display a K270 cabover, T370 diesel-electric hybrid,  T370 utility truck with PACCAR PX-7 engine, T440 with ISL G CNG configuration, T440 Extended Day Cab dump with PACCAR PX-9 engine, and new T880 dump and T880 chassis – both equipped with the PACCAR MX-13 engine.

During the show’s Green Truck Summit, Kenworth’s Andy Douglas, national sales manager for specialty markets, will participate in a OEM forum on “The Future of Sustainability for Work Trucks” Wednesday March 5 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Douglas also will offer a “Kenworth Update on Alternative Fuel Options” from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. March 5. A Kenworth T800 short hood CNG-powered truck with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine will participate in the event’s Green Ride and Drive from noon to 4:30 p.m. on both March 5 and 6.

Five new Kenworth T880s are the featured trucks of Kenworth Truck Company’s 10-truck vocational lineup at the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 March 4-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.