Trican Well Service takes delivery of historic Kenworth T800

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Kenworth Truck Co. celebrated the production and delivery of its historic 250,000th Kenworth T800 truck during a special ceremony at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash. The truck was received by Trican Well Service, a Calgary, Alberta-based provider of oil and gas pumping services. Trican has operations in Canada, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and North Africa.

“The Kenworth T800 is a versatile hard-working truck that customers can count upon in a diversity of demanding vocational and on-highway applications,” says Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “Kenworth celebrated the T800’s 25th anniversary last year, and now we celebrate another significant milestone – the 250,000th T800. We thank Trican for being a strong T800 supporter and a loyal Kenworth customer.”

Moore presented the keys to the new T800 to Trican’s Don Luft, president and chief operating officer, and Ben Mikulski, corporate manager of equipment standards and R&M services. Trican purchased the new T800 from GreatWest Kenworth in Calgary and expects to use the vehicle to transport a massive coil unit in excess of 200,000 pounds in the oilfields of North America.

“The Kenworth T800 has been a very high-performing productive truck for Trican since we began purchasing T800s about 15 years ago,” Luft says. “It’s a special moment to receive the 250,000th T800. We certainly appreciate the efforts of Kenworth and its employees to provide us with excellent trucks that get the job done in our tough demanding applications in the oilfields.”