The first Kenworth Icon 900 limited edition tractor was recently delivered to long-time Kenworth customer Keim TS.
“We’re celebrating our 60th anniversary this year,” said Stan Keim, president and owner of Keim TS, which hauls more than 50,000 flatbed and dry van cargo loads per year throughout the lower 48 states. “When I saw the Icon 900, I thought it would be a great way to celebrate who we are and how Kenworth trucks and MHC Kenworth, our dealer, have helped get Keim TS to where we are today.”
Stan Keim’s parents, Glen and DeAnn Keim, started the company in 1955, and Stan purchased the company in 1997. Today, the fleet operates 210 Kenworths in its 220-truck fleet and operates terminals in Fort Dodge, Iowa; Jasper, Tenn.; Medicine Lodge, Kan.; and Braymer, Mo.
Keim said he plans to keep the new Kenworth Icon 900 at Keim headquarters in Sabetha, Kan., as part of the company’s driver recruitment and retention efforts.
Keim TS also purchased an additional Icon 900 through MHC Kenworth – Kansas City and is using it as a driver reward truck. Myron Wiebe, a Keim TS driver for 21 years, was chosen to be the driver of that Kenworth Icon 900.
For more on the Icon 900, check out this test drive by CCJ’s Jack Roberts.