Kenworth adds standard anti-siphoning device, optional workstation

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Kenworth Truck Co. now offers a tamper-resistant, durable, metal anti-siphoning device as standard on all Class 8 vehicles specified with round diesel fuel tanks. The company also has added an optional workstation to its T660, T800, W900 and C500 models in day cab and extended day cab configurations.

The anti-siphon device, which is located on the tank filler neck, features a robust tamper-resistant heavy metal barrier that is a quarter-inch thick. The design, however, does not slow down the refueling process, according to Kenworth.

“Truck fleets and owner-operators work hard to run profitable operations,” says Gary Moore, assistant general manager of marketing and sales for the Kirkland, Wash.-based company. “Kenworth is pleased to offer the strong and durable anti-siphon device as a standard feature on all its Class 8 trucks with round fuel tanks to help customers keep more of their hard-earned money.”

The workstation, located between the driver and passenger seats, offers nearly two cubic feet of space for storage of files, books, small printers and laptops, the company says. When opened, paperwork can be completed on a 140-square inch writing surface, according to Kenworth; when closed, the 100-square-inch top hosts a cup holder and a pencil tray. Two 12-volt accessory power outlets are built-in to provide power for computers and other devices, the company says.

“The workstation is yet another Kenworth option available to help drivers become more productive and comfortable in their Kenworth Class 8 trucks,” Moore says. “This option has already been very popular for Kenworth T170, T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks, and we expect it also will do well with Kenworth Class 8 models.”