Werner Enterprises received the first Kenworth T680 Next Generation production truck yesterday during a special ceremony at the Kenworth manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Kenworth’s T680 Next Gen on-highway flagship establishes a new industry standard by raising the bar for superior fuel efficiency, class-leading performance and bold aerodynamic styling – expanding on the success of the classic T680 model.
Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president, presented the keys – and a plaque signifying the delivery of the first production T680 Next Gen – to Werner Enterprises executives Scott Reed, senior vice president of equipment purchasing and maintenance; and Tony Wahl, director of equipment purchasing.
“We are a company built by a driver for drivers, and our drivers are passionate about the Kenworth T680s that have served as an integral part of our fleet for many years. The T680 Next Gen’s excellent comfort, styling and performance is highly anticipated among our drivers and we are all eager to see the new model join our fleet,” said Reed.
The Kenworth T680 Next Gen provides drivers with the new customizable 15-inch Digital Display, next-generation Kenworth SmartWheel®, additional advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), excellent forward lighting with signature LED headlamps, extremely comfortable cab and sleeper, and a sleek aerodynamic design.
The Kenworth T680 Next Generation is designed to optimize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional haul operations. Available in day cab, 40-inch, 52-inch and 76-inch-sleeper configurations, The T680 Next Gen is standard with the proprietary PACCAR Powertrain featuring the 2021 PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR TX-12 automated transmission and PACCAR DX-40 drive axle.