CCJ Daily Dispatch, April 21: Kenworth adds fixed grille to certain T880S models

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Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, April 21, 2020:

Kenworth adds optional fixed grille to T880S with set-forward axle
The Kenworth T880S with set-forward front axle is now available with a new fixed grille option.

The radiator-mounted grille is now available for the model equipped with the 114-inch BBC short hood and allows the hood to be opened in applications where equipment is mounted to the front of the truck.

“The fixed grille is an excellent option for truck operators who use the Kenworth T880S as snowplows, cranes, vacuum trucks or other applications that require equipment mounted in front of the hood,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

The T880S is offered with a set-forward front axle ranging from 14,600 pounds to 22,800 pounds, and is standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine with up to 510hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque.

Goodyear is offering contact-free service at its commercial tire service centers. (Goodyear photo)Goodyear is offering contact-free service at its commercial tire service centers. (Goodyear photo)

Goodyear offering ‘zero contact’ service
Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers and Raben Tire locations are offering “zero contact” service to help limit contact between customers and Goodyear employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The service includes contact-free key exchange, protective gloves and handwashing procedures, cleaning for all contact points on the vehicle and payment by phone.

Mack donates to local food bank, hospital
Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations in Macungie, Pennsylvania, donated $10,000 to help the local community during COVID-19.

The company donated the money to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mack donated masks, gloves, safety goggles and personal protective equipment (PPE) to St. Luke’s Hospital, Success Rehabilitation and Maxim Healthcare Services.

“Mack recognizes the importance of doing what we can to support the community we have been a part of for more than a century,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and marketing. “Food insecurity, as well as the critical need for medical supplies, were identified to be two of the most pressing areas in which we could make a positive impact, so we took action to donate.”