The Kenworth Truck Company rolled out their first production Kenworth in 1923, and they have continued to build a reputation for durability, craftsmanship and engineering excellence that few other heavy and medium duty truck companies can compete with.
The Seattle, Washington based company gained popularity in 1933 when they became the first American truck manufacturer to install diesel engines as standard equipment. In the same year, the first sleeper cabs were also introduced, but innovation did not stop there.
In 1985, Kenworth’s T-600 improved aerodynamics by nearly 40% and changed production going forth. The slope-nosed design continues to save customers up to 22% on fuel compared to other traditional conventionals.
Another advantage to the design of Kenworth trucks is the cab size. Kenworth’s cabs are narrower than its competitors. While many drivers don’t notice a difference from many other conventional trucks for over-
the-road trucking, drivers can easily notice the Kenworth’s cab in town. Kenworth’s offer better sight lines, especially on the right side of the truck, making it much easier to maneuver and saving precious time.
PACCAR, the manufacturer of Kenworth trucks, ensures durability and reliability. Kenworth models have a strong reputation and they are commonly seen on the road today. PACCAR develops their engines in-house, along with transmissions and axles to work with their trucks. When you buy a Kenworth, you can guarantee that you are getting a truck with components designed to work together as a whole, maximizing productivity and drive time.
PACCAR’s innovation and dedication to better serve their loyal customers has led to the Kenworth T-680, Kenworth T-660, Kenworth T-800 and Kenworth W-900s to stand above their competitors. It’s no wonder the truck company has produced over one million trucks to date.
Taylor & Martin consigns a variety of Kenworths.
What real Taylor & Martin customers have to say about our services
I would recommend that anyone in the truck and trailer industry needing auction services anywhere in the nation contact Taylor & Martin - they have to be number one! As I made a life changing decision to sell nearly 70 pieces of equipment in one auction in South Sioux City, NE, January of 2020, I contacted Taylor & Martin and every step of the process was handled with outstanding professionalism.
From the appraisal given to me by my sales representative, to the lining up, cleaning, and presenting of the equipment at the auction site, to the auctioneers on auction day - everything was right on - they knew the values and every step necessary along the way to get the best auction prices for my equipment.
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Vice President of Special Assets, The Bank of Missouri
I want to take time to thank you and all Taylor & Martin for the excellent results from your auctions. This has been a true partnership. We’ve been doing business with Taylor & Martin since the early 70’s, and I don’t believe we’ve missed a year in all that time that we haven’t had tractors, trucks or trailers in a TM auction. We estimate that we have bought and sold several thousand units over the past 40 plus years.
Your services go well beyond auction day.We can count on TM for advice, market estimates and truck valuations; but above all, and throughout all the years, we have been able to count on the integrity of all TM associates, past and present.
Stephen A. Lawrence
CEO & President, Lawrence Transportation Services
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Owner, Puryear Trucking Company
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Taylor & Martin has always met our time-sensitive and sometimes unique requirements professionally and without exception. Your experience in brokering and sales, as well as reliability, has always been an asset to us.
Steven E. Lusty
Managing Member, Valleytown Ventures, LLC
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