The Kenworth T880 vocational truck with the Paccar MX-13 engine has been named 2015 Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers.
This year’s ATD Truck of the Year competition focused on the vocational and heavy haul/severe duty truck category. During the competition, a panel of judges consisting of industry experts conducted test drives and evaluated each truck entry in key categories, which included innovation, design, safety, driver ergonomics and comfort.
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The Kenworth T880 is for vocational customers who require a durable truck for demanding dump, mixer, heavy haul, oilfield, logging and refuse applications. KW says customers can expect longer service intervals, increased uptime, lower operating costs and high resale value. The T880 is available in daycab, 52-inch sleeper and the just announced 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations.
The T880 is standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine rated up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb-ft. of torque. The T880 can be ordered with a 116.5-inch BBC hood optimized for the Paccar MX-13 engine and providing enhanced visibility, or with the standard 122.5-inch BBC hood.
The T880 also includes an air-assisted hydraulic clutch, complex reflector headlamps, and lightweight, factory-installed lift axles.
The judges, a panel of select journalists, selected the winners. Land Line Magazine Field Editor Suzanne Stempinski was on the judging panel.
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