Kenworth announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. the launch of a customized, limited edition, premium truck – the ICON 900.
The ICON 900 is a highly stylized and modernized tribute to the classic W900L, a truck Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing Jason Skoog calls “a “trucker’s truck.”
Among other headlines from MATS Wednesday were:
• Cummins offered a sneak-peek at its 2017 greenhouse gas engine technology. Details remain sparse, of course, but Srikanth Padmanabhan, vice president of the company’s engine business noted that the ISX15 will feature enhancements including a more efficient turbocharger and reduced parasitic energy loss. Click here for more.
• WABCO has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide an advanced air disc brake (ADB) system for trailers in North America. As part of the agreement, WABCO will bring its MAXX22T, an optimized ADB system for trailer applications, to North America. Click here for more.
• Kenworth launched two new technology products to improve vehicle diagnostics. TruckTech+ will be available for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks spec’d with a Paccar MX-13 engines beginning this summer and offers real-time vehicle health monitoring technology provided by PeopleNet. Kenworth NAV+ HD, a next-generation, multi-function communication and entertainment system now standard on Kenworth Class 8 trucks spec’d with premium interior packages. Click here for more.
• Detroit Diesel Corporation has started production of the components that make up the new integrated Detroit powertrain. The integrated Detroit Powertrain features the Detroit DD15 engine with a new downspeed rating, a Detroit DT12 automated manual direct drive transmission and Intelligent Powertrain Management, and Detroit front and rear axles. Click here for more.
• Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings. Click here for more.