Kenworth Truck Co. announced Wednesday, June 23, that it received an order for 500 T700s from Dallas-based refrigerated transport carrier Stevens Transport. Stevens Transport has specified the T700 with the Kenworth 75-inch Aerodyne sleeper and the 400-hp Cummins ISX engine. The 500 T700s were purchased through MHC Kenworth-Dallas.
“We appreciate Steven Transport’s strong commitment to the latest evolution of our industry-leading aerodynamic trucks,” says Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “This order is a great way to help launch the T700 into the North American market.”
Stevens Transport is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Partner for superior fuel efficiency and environmental performance. “The new T700 has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any Kenworth truck in our history and has earned EPA SmartWay program certification,” says Preston Feight, Kenworth chief engineer. “Stevens Transport will also benefit from the T700’s excellent low cost of operation, superior driver comfort and modern styling.”
Kenworth says the T700, designed through use of computational fluid dynamics, targets over-the-road and team driver operations and offers a spacious cab and sleeper, premium forward lighting and excellent serviceability. Kenworth says it has optimized the aerodynamic integration of the T700 while sculpting an eye-catching appearance.
“Aerodynamic trucks are an integral part of our business strategy, and the Kenworth T700 will deliver enhanced fuel efficiency and lower emissions,” says Steven L. Aaron, Stevens Transport chairman and chief executive officer. “We have a long relationship with Kenworth, and we’re especially excited to bring the Kenworth T700 into our operation.”