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Kenworth T370 Hybrid Utility Truck To Participate in Ride and Drive at National Conference in Atlanta


Upcoming Annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company will showcase a Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid utility truck at the 9th annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF™) Oct. 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The national forum brings together fleets, suppliers and manufacturers to examine the latest in hybrid technology for the trucking industry.

The Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid truck, equipped with an Altec utility body, will participate in the opening day hybrid and clean truck convoy through the streets of Atlanta from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Kenworth hybrid also will participate in the HTUF Ride and Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves.

Kenworth offers Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid trucks for utility, pickup and delivery, and service applications. Kenworth hybrid tractors, available up to 55,000-lb GCW, are for local haul applications, including beverage, general freight, and grocery distribution. Kenworth’s goal is to enhance fuel economy by up to 30 percent in both pickup and delivery and hybrid tractor applications and up to 50 percent in utility operations. Purchasers of Kenworth hybrid trucks may qualify for a federal tax credit ranging from $6,000 to $12,000.

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, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids, liquefied natural gas trucks, and the Kenworth Clean Power® no-idle system. This year, 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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