Versatile New Kenworth T440 Model Makes Public Debut at The Work Truck Show

ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 12, 2010 – Kenworth is now accepting orders for its versatile, new Kenworth T440 model with production scheduled to begin during the second quarter. The T440 made its public debut this week at The Work Truck Show in St. Louis and was displayed in a dump truck configuration.

“The exceptionally versatile, Kenworth T440 is available in tractor and truck configurations for numerous vocational, regional haul, pickup and delivery, and municipal applications,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth director of marketing planning and research. “The T440 provides a quality product for vocational and municipal customers who require a heavy front axle for dump, mixers and fire trucks. Fleets and truck operators in heavy front-axle pickup and delivery and regional haul benefit from the T440's excellent aerodynamics, productivity and value.”

The T440 has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. The 2010 PACCAR PX-8 engine, rated to 350 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, is standard equipment. The optional 9-liter, 2010 Cummins ISL engine is rated to 380 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque. Emergency fire truck ratings are available on both engines. The T440 offers 6-, 9-, 10-, 11-, and 13-speed manual and 5- and 6-speed automatic transmissions; and 12,000 to 22,000 lb. rated front axles, 21,000 to 30,000 lb. rated single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. rated tandem rear axles.

The T440's modern styling features an aerodynamic sloped hood, which gives the driver enhanced forward visibility. A tapered channel bumper, Kenworth signature grille, and best-in-class forward lighting with Halogen projector headlamps are standard equipment. An aluminum or 3-piece aerodynamic bumper and high intensity discharge (HID) lighting are available as options.

The Kenworth T440 offers the same, high-quality multiplexed dash installed in Kenworth's Class 8 product line with a large panel for convenient installation of body controls and gauges. The Kenworth Driver Information Center is standard in the T440. The optional, spacious Kenworth Extended Day Cab enhances driver comfort with an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to Kenworth's traditional day cab. The T440 can be ordered with the air ride cab and a 38-inch Kenworth AeroCab(R) sleeper. Also available are factory installation of a power take-off (PTO) and one lift axle.

About Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is a leader in providing quality vocational trucks, including dumps, mixers and heavy haulers, which offer outstanding performance and low cost of ownership. In 2009, Kenworth became the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for both Over the Road Segment and Pickup and Delivery Segment Class 8 Trucks, and for Heavy Duty Dealer Service. Kenworth's Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

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