The Kenworth Clean Power Technology Tour announced Monday, Aug. 13, that in response to the overwhelming positive customer reaction to its U.S. road show, it has added 25 more stops to further promote fuel savings, productivity and environmental responsibility.
The five-month Kenworth tour has completed its Western and Great Lakes tour stops and will complete the Central region on Aug. 21-23 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, before traveling to Kenworth dealers in the Northeast and Southeast regions.
Kenworth Clean Power is in production as a factory-installed option for the aerodynamic Kenworth T660 with 72-inch AeroCab sleeper. The Kenworth T660 recently was recognized as a SmartWay program-eligible truck model by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“The Kenworth Clean Power Technology Tour has created a lot of excitement,” says Gary Moore, assistant general manager for marketing and sales for the Kirkland, Wash.-based truckmaker. “Many fleets and truckers are especially taking a close look at the Kenworth Clean Power no-idle system, which offers enhanced fuel savings, increased driver comfort and reduced emissions. They understand that Kenworth Clean Power provides a cost-effective technology solution to address high diesel prices and the trend by states and municipalities to limit idling time. In addition, the system’s payback can be measured in months, not years.”
Kenworth Clean Power is designed to use dedicated, advanced deep-cycle batteries that power a thermal storage cooler with 21,000 BTUs of cooling capacity. Once the truck is shut off, a thermostat regulates the desired temperature, and a variable speed fan circulates chilled air through a duct located near the bunk. Extensive testing has shown that when the outside temperature is as high as 95 degrees, Kenworth Clean Power is able to keep the sleeper cool and provide accessory power for up to 10 hours, according to the company; overall performance may vary depending on battery condition, outside temperature, humidity and 12-volt DC and 120-volt AC accessory usage.
The technology tour includes the Bendix ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brakes, Kenworth GPS Navigation, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and Kenworth Driver Information Center.
More information on Kenworth Clean Power is available at www.kenworth.com. Visitors to the site can watch a four-minute video, calculate their potential savings, view an electronic brochure and order a Kenworth Clean Power DVD video and brochure online.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS**
Central (end of Stage 3)
Northeast (Stage 4)