The milestone truck was presented to System Transport at the company’s 50th anniversary celebration in Spokane, Washington. The T680 Next Generation, equipped with a 76-inch mid-roof sleeper, was built by the employees at the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.
“This is a special moment for Kenworth and Kenworth Sales Company – Spokane as we deliver the 10,000th T680 Next Generation just 15 months after product launch to System Transport in celebration of its 50th anniversary. We thank System Transport – and all our T680 Next Gen customers – for their business,” said Hank Johnson, Kenworth general sales manager.
Johnson and Doug Powell, Kenworth director of fleet management, presented a special plaque to the company’s management. Also representing Kenworth was Brandon Singh (connected services marketing manager).
“It is an honor for System Transport to be selected to receive Kenworth’s 10,000th T680 Next Generation,” said Jim Williams, founder and chairman of Trans-System. “We have purchased Kenworth trucks from our Kenworth dealer in Spokane for more than 30 years and have ordered more than 60 T680 Next Gen trucks so far.”
Last year, System Transport was selected to transport the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Six Rivers National Forest in California to Washington, D.C. A team of its drivers used a T680 Next Gen 76-inch mid-roof sleeper to complete the 3,300-mile haul.
During the ceremony, Williams was joined by Trans-System executives Dennis Williams (CEO/president); Rob Heskett (COO); Taylor Varley (CFO); Cory Staheli (CIO); Martin Singh (VP of maintenance and procurement); and Chuck Perry (risk manager).
“We have maintained an excellent partnership with System Transport throughout the decades. On behalf of Kenworth Sales Company and all our employees, we congratulate System Transport on its 50th anniversary,” said Kyle Treadway, president of Kenworth Sales Company.