Kenworth Truck Co. has kicked off its 2013 Kenworth Road Tour that will visit 34 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada before year’s end and feature the T880 vocation model and T680 on-highway tractor with a 52-inch mid-roof sleeper.

The tour began Tuesday, Sept. 10, at MHC Kenworth in Kansas City, Mo. and will conclude at MHC Kenworth in Greensboro, NC, on Dec. 13. Along the way, the tour truck and trailer exhibit will make stops at various Kenworth dealerships in Alabama, Arizona, California Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, and in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec.

“The brand new Kenworth T880 and Kenworth T680 52-inch sleeper configuration are the latest in Kenworth’s outstanding line of quality and innovative trucks,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager, who heads up the tour. “These two new models enhance Kenworth’s 90-year, well-deserved and strong reputation of providing industry-leading trucks to our customers. We’re excited to bring these most recent additions to The World’s Best product line – along with the fuel-efficient Paccar MX-13 engine – to customers throughout the United States and Canada.”

There is an interactive, self-guided exhibit housed in a state-of-the-art, double-expanding, 53-ft. tour trailer. Features of both the T880 and T680 will be available as well as the new 12.9L Paccar MX-13 engine, and 90 years of Kenworth history.

Transporting the tour trailer exhibit is the T680 52-in. sleeper equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine rated at 500 hp. and 1,850 lbs.-ft. of torque.

Inside, the trailer has nearly 1,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. One side is dedicated to the vocational T880 and the other side to the on-highway T680. Visitors can examine the cab common to both models, new T880 hood, complex reflector headlamps, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, trim levels, exterior paint samples featuring 30 new Kenworth Signature colors and interior fabric options, new 52-in. sleeper, Kenworth NavPlus system with Bluetooth capability for hands-free cell phone calling, and electric-over-air dash switches. There are videos featuring the design process for the T880 and T680, robotic cab construction, and Kenworth history – complete with a 90th anniversary wall and a display of Kenworth’s other prestigious awards.

The schedule:

Tour Date         Dealership                                                        City                  State/Province

  • Sept. 12           MHC Kenworth – Denver                                   Denver                         Colo.
  • Sept. 16           Kenworth Sales Company – Salt Lake City       West Valley City    Utah              
  • Sept. 18           Papé Kenworth – Portland                                 Portland                       Ore.
  • Sept. 19           Kenworth Northwest – Lakewood                      Lakewood                     Wash.
  • Sept. 20           Inland Kenworth – Langley                               Langley                        B.C.
  • Sept. 23           GreatWest Kenworth – Calgary                         Calgary                        Alb.     
  • Sept. 25           Edmonton Kenworth – Northside                      Edmonton                    Alb.
  • Sept. 27           Custom Truck Sales – Saskatoon                      Saskatoon                    Sask.
  • Sept. 30           Wallwork Kenworth – Fargo                              Fargo                           N.D.    
  • Oct. 2               Rihm Kenworth – St. Paul                                 St. Paul                        Minn.
  • Oct. 4               Wisconsin Kenworth – Windsor                         Windsor                        Wis.
  • Oct. 7               Kenworth of Indianapolis                                  Indianapolis                  Ind.
  • Oct. 9               Eastern Michigan Kenworth – Dearborn            Dearborn                      Mich.  
  • Oct. 11             Kenworth of Buffalo                                          Buffalo                         N.Y.     
  • Oct. 15             Kenworth Toronto                                             Mississauga                  Ont.
  • Oct. 17             Kenworth Montreal                                           St. Laurent                   Que.
  • Oct. 19             Gabrielli Kenworth                                            New York City               N.Y.
  • Oct. 21             MTC Kenworth                                                  Ridgefield Park             N.J.
  • Oct. 23             Kenworth of Pennsylvania – New Stanton         New Stanton                 Pa.      
  • Oct. 25             Truck Enterprises – Harrisonburg                      Harrisonburg                Va.      
  • Oct. 28             Worldwide Equipment – Prestonsburg               Prestonsburg                Ky.      
  • Nov. 4              NorCal Kenworth – Morgan Hill                          Morgan Hill                   Calif.
  • Nov. 6              Inland Kenworth – Fontana                              Fontana                        Calif.
  • Nov. 15            Inland Kenworth – Phoenix                               Phoenix                        Ariz.
  • Nov. 20            MHC Kenworth – Fort Worth                             Fort Worth                    Texas
  • Nov. 22            MHC Kenworth – Oklahoma City                       Oklahoma City              Okla.
  • Nov. 25            MHC Kenworth - Tulsa                                      Tulsa                            Okla.
  • Dec. 2              Performance Kenworth – Houston                     Houston                       Texas  
  • Dec. 4              Kenworth of South Louisiana – Gray                 Gray                          La.                 
  • Dec. 6              Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham                   Birmingham                  Ala.     
  • Dec. 9              MHC Kenworth – Atlanta                                   Atlanta                         Ga.
  • Dec. 11            Kenworth of Jacksonville                                   Jacksonville                  Fla.      
  • Dec. 13           MHC Kenworth – Greensboro                       Greensboro                 N.C.