Kenworth Offers $1,000 Rebate To OOIDA Members on Qualifying New Sleeper Truck Purchases in 2013

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 13, 2012 – Kenworth Truck Company announced that it will extend a successful rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) through 2013.

Originally introduced 11 years ago, the program offers a $1,000 rebate to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks. Under the program, OOIDA members have purchased more than 8,000 Kenworth trucks during that period.

T660            T680

Eligible Kenworth trucks include the Kenworth T660, T800 and W900 with 72-inch AeroCab® or 86-inch Studio AeroCab sleeper, T680 with 76-inch sleeper, and T700 with 75-inch AERODYNE®sleeper. Buyers must show their OOIDA membership card to their Kenworth dealer at time of purchase in 2013.

W900          T800

“We appreciate the loyalty of owner-operators to The World’s Best® trucks, including the fuel-efficient, EPA SmartWay® Designated Kenworth T660, T680 and T700,” said Erik Johnson, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager. “In cooperation with OOIDA in 2013, Kenworth will offer a $1,000 rebate to owner-operators on qualifying new Kenworth truck purchases. In 2012, more than 400 OOIDA members benefited from this very successful, cooperative program.”


Limit for a single customer is three qualifying Kenworth trucks per year. Other limitations apply on the Kenworth rebate program. See your Kenworth dealer for further details.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, OOIDA is as an advocacy group for owner-operators and independent truck drivers and currently has 150,000 members. OOIDA’s website is


Kenworth Offers Extended Protection Plans For New 2013 PACCAR MX-13 Engine

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 6, 2012 – Kenworth Truck Company is offering Extended Protection Plans for the new 2013 PACCAR MX-13 engine.


The 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine is designed to meet the demands of heavy duty truck applications and to deliver industry-leading performance, reliability and fuel efficiency. The engine is available for Kenworth Class 8 models, including the Kenworth T660, T680, T700, T800 and W900.

The PACCAR MX-13 engine has a standard base warranty of 2 years or 250,000 miles, whichever comes first. To meet the needs of customers, Kenworth offers a wide range of protection plan options encompassing three engine coverage categories (Comprehensive, Modified, and Major Component) in addition to Extended Engine Aftertreatment options. Overall, available extended warranty coverage options range from 3 to 7 years and from 100,000 to 700,000 miles.

“The PACCAR MX-13 Extended Protection Plans helps provide excellent value and peace of mind with different options to best fit customer needs,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth director of marketing and research planning.

Truck purchasers have three opportunities to add extended warranty engine coverage: When ordering a new Kenworth truck with the PACCAR MX-13 engine, when registering it for warranty, and up to 18 months after the Kenworth truck is warranty-registered (mileage and engine hour limitations apply). No registration fee is required for extended engine protection added to any new Kenworth vehicle up to 12 months after purchase.  A $400 registration fee is required for each extended warranty order placed from 13 months through 18 months after truck purchase.

The PACCAR MX-13 utilizes the latest common rail fuel-delivery technology, which enables injection pressures of up to 2,500 bar, significantly enhancing fuel efficiency and performance. The common rail fuel system uses controls to regulate the fuel in a central manifold, only compressing the amount of fuel mixture needed. The result is finer fuel atomization to optimized combustion, ensuring the lowest possible fuel consumption, emission and noise levels.

The new PACCAR MX-13 engine offers a wide range of horsepower and torque ratings to meet customer power requirements. Kenworth customers can now specify the PACCAR MX-13 on new Kenworth truck orders placed through Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada for delivery in 2013.

For more information, contact your Kenworth dealer or

Kenworth Offers Extended Protection Plans for 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 Engines

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 7, 2012 – Kenworth now offers Extended Protection Plans for the new 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 engines.

The 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 delivers superior performance, minimizes operational costs and maximizes uptime for medium duty customers. The engine has a standard base warranty of 2 years with no mileage limit.



The 8.9-liter PACCAR PX-9 possesses one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class with heavy duty features such as replaceable wet liners, roller cam followers, bypass oil filtration and targeted piston-cooling. The engine has a standard base warranty of 2 years or 250,000 miles, whichever comes first.



Kenworth offers two extended warranty protection plans with each offering a total of 20 different duration and mileage combinations. In addition, there are 9 engine aftertreament options available in conjunction with Protection Plan 1 only. Overall, extended warranty coverages range from 3 to 7 years and from 100,000 to 300,000 miles.

“The PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 Extended Protection Plans provide customers with additional security once the base engine warranty expires,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager.  “Kenworth offers numerous options, which enables truck fleets and operators to easily select an extended warranty plan that meets their specific applications and needs.”

The PACCAR PX-7 engine is available for Kenworth’s medium duty conventional and cabover line-up. The engine offers ratings of 200 to 325-hp and up to 750 lb-ft of torque for the Kenworth T170, T270 and T370.  For the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers, PACCAR PX-7 ratings are 220-hp /520 lb-ft, 240-hp/560 lb-ft and 250-hp/660 lb-ft.

The PACCAR PX-9 engine is available for Kenworth medium and heavy duty trucks, including the Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470 and W900S. The PACCAR PX-9 offers ratings from 260 to 380 hp and provides up to 1,250 lb-ft of torque. The engine delivers the durability and efficiency necessary to help lower operating expenses, reduce maintenance and increase productivity.

For more information, contact your Kenworth dealer or

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth also received the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service, Two Years in a Row”, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.