Kenworth is a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 8 trucks based in Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. It is a subsidiary of PACCAR. The brand claims to maintain an image of high quality, it has won five of six JD Power Awards in 2005 and three of four the most recent poll.
Kenworth has manufacturing plants in Renton, Washington, Chillicothe, Ohio, Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, and Mexicali.
Founded in 1923 by Seattle businessmen Edgar Worthington and Harry Kent (son of Frederick Kent, a partner in the predecessor company, Gersix Motor Company), taking the first three letters of "Kent" and the first five of "Worthington", the company was born, capitalized with $60,000. The following year the company sold 80 trucks. In 1933 Kenworth became the first truck maker in the United States to switch from gasoline to diesel engines. They were one of the first to come out with a cab-over-engine, or COE, model in 1957.
Seen at the Kenworth dealership in Memphis TN
Kenworth K100E 425hp
1994 Kenworth 425hp K100E from Toowoomba, Quuensland, parked in the main street of Lameroo, South Au...
Kenworth long chassis
This is a long chassis Kenworth that attends a lot of truck fests and wins a lot of prizes.