UPS received the 50,000th PACCAR MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck during a ceremony at Kenworth headquarters, the company recently announced.
“The PACCAR MX-13 engine resides in a new, fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Day Cab that will serve UPS operations in the Seattle area,” the company said. “In total, PACCAR has produced 100,000 PACCAR MX engines at its Columbus, MS., engine plant for the North American market since it was opened in 2010.”
“Kenworth and UPS have an excellent relationship, and it’s great to recognize UPS with Kenworth’s 50,000th PACCAR MX series engine,” said Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. “The engine’s outstanding fuel efficiency, low cost of ownership, exceptional reliability and durability, high horsepower and torque ratings, lightweight design and quiet operation are among key attributes that benefit UPS and all our customers.”
“Our Kenworth T680s with the PACCAR MX engine are performing well in UPS operations throughout the United States,” said Bill Brentar, UPS director of maintenance and engineering for transportation equipment at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, GA. “It’s certainly a nice honor to receive this milestone 50,000th PACCAR engine in our new Kenworth T680. We appreciate our productive collaboration with Kenworth and MHC Kenworth – Atlanta, and look forward to our continued mutual success.”
During the ceremony, Feight presented a special commemorative plaque to UPS representative Robert Filosa, UPS West Region Automotive Coordinator in Anaheim, CA. UPS purchased its first Kenworth trucks with the PACCAR MX engine from MHC Kenworth in 2012, the company said. The company currently operates 1,000 Kenworth trucks equipped with the PACCAR MX.