A PACCAR MX-13 CARB-compliant engine

The PACCAR MX-13 CARB-compliant engine has two power ratings: a 510-horsepower version with 1,850 lb.-ft of torque and a 455-horsepower version with 1,650 lb.-ft of torque. 

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Kenworth is making headlines with its CARB-compliant PACCAR MX-13 engine debut and the latest Bendix Fusion safety system. Unveiled to meet California's stringent emissions standards, this new engine will power the T680, T880, and W990 models starting in late 2024. Meanwhile, the Bendix Fusion system brings advanced collision mitigation technology to enhance driver safety.

In other news, check out how Kenworth continues to honor military veterans through its “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” award and what you need to know about Kenworth’s SuperTruck 2, showcased at the ACT Expo.

A New CARB-Compliant Engine for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Kenworth has unveiled a California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant version of the PACCAR MX-13 engine for its heavy-duty truck models. This announcement highlights Kenworth’s commitment to environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance while maintaining top-notch performance and efficiency.

The new PACCAR MX-13 CARB-compliant engine, designed to meet 2024 requirements, is now available for order on select Class 8 models, including the T680, T880, and W990. Production is set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024. This engine features new aftertreatment hardware that aligns with stringent California low nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions standards. The MX-13 CARB engine utilizes a twin-canister selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system and optimized emissions controls to achieve these standards without compromising reliability or performance.

“Our customers are looking for better options to successfully navigate the complexities of the evolving regulatory landscape,” said Kevin Haygood, Kenworth's assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “Kenworth models equipped with PACCAR’s MX-13 CARB-compliant engine achieve compliance with stringent emissions regulations while also delivering increased engine efficiency and enhanced fuel economy.”

The PACCAR MX-13 CARB-compliant engine has two power ratings: a 510-horsepower version with 1,850 lb.-ft of torque and a 455-horsepower version with 1,650 lb.-ft of torque. These options ensure superior performance and drivability without sacrificing fuel economy. This engine provides an industry-leading, efficient, and integrated low-NOx solution with PACCAR TX transmissions and PACCAR DX rear axles.

Kenworth Offers the Newest Bendix Fusion Safety System

A Kenworth T680 heavy-duty truck in blue

Bendix Fusion is a a key safety feature on Kenworth models since 2016 and standard on the T680 since 2018, incorporates new hardware and enhanced capabilities to improve road safety further.

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Kenworth has announced the availability of Bendix Fusion – Bendix’s most advanced collision mitigation system – for order on select Kenworth trucks.

This system, a key safety feature on Kenworth models since 2016 and standard on the T680 since 2018, incorporates new hardware and enhanced capabilities to improve road safety further.

Bendix Fusion combines input from radar, video, and brakes, creating a detailed assessment that delivers collision mitigation for both moving and stationary vehicles while minimizing driver distraction.

“We’ve been working with the Kenworth team for decades to provide North America’s fleets and drivers with safer trucks,” said Nicole Oreskovic, Bendix vice president of sales and marketing. “Kenworth has always been a fantastic and valuable partner on our journey toward safer roads for everyone.”

Nomination Deadline Nears for “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” Award

Are you a took rookie driver? Are you a military veteran?

Kenworth continues to support military veterans transitioning to the trucking industry through the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” award. With FASTPORT and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes initiative, Kenworth seeks America’s top rookie military veteran driver. The grand prize for this year is a Kenworth T680 equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and the PACCAR Powertrain.

To qualify, candidates must be U.S. residents, military veterans, or current/former members of the National Guard or Reserves. They must also have graduated from a recognized driver training school and have been employed as CDL drivers since January 1, 2023. An expert panel of judges will select the top driver.

Kenworth's SuperTruck 2: A Glimpse into the Future of Trucking

The Kenworth SuperTruck2 with red LED lighting

Featuring a PACCAR MX-11 engine, a mild hybrid system, and an aerodynamic design, the SuperTruck 2 sets a new standard for efficiency and driver comfort.

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Kenworth’s SuperTruck 2, introduced at the ACT Expo in Las Vegas, marks a significant achievement in trucking innovation. This demonstrator vehicle, developed in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program, surpasses its freight efficiency goal with an improvement of up to 136% over its 2009 model.

Featuring a PACCAR MX-11 engine, a mild hybrid system, and an aerodynamic design, the SuperTruck 2 sets a new standard for efficiency and driver comfort.

The SuperTruck 2 is designed with future zero and near-zero emission solutions in mind and includes advanced driver assistance systems and state-of-the-art electronics. This project underscores Kenworth’s dedication to pioneering advancements that align with the industry’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Lauren Fletcher

Lauren Fletcher

Executive Editor - Fleet, Trucking & Transportation

Lauren Fletcher is Executive Editor for the Fleet, Trucking & Transportation Group. She has covered the truck fleet industry since 2006. Her bright personality helps lead the team's content strategy and focuses on growth, education, and motivation.

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