T440 Tractor for hauling and delivery now available

The new Kenworth T440 Tractor targets regional haul, pickup and delivery applications.

Kirkland, Wash., April 29, 2010—The new Kenworth T440 tractor is now available for order, with production scheduled during the second quarter. The T440 is cited to offer excellent visibility, aerodynamics, versatility and value to fleets and truck operators in regional haul and pickup and delivery applications.

The Kenworth T440 has a gross vehicle weight, ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. The new tractor is standard in a day cab configuration. Options include the spacious Kenworth Extended Day Cab, which has an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to the day cab, and the 38-inch Kenworth AeroCab sleeper.

The 2010 PACCAR PX-8 engine is standard with ratings to 350 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, and the optional 9-liter, 2010 Cummins ISL engine is rated to 380 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque. The T440 offers 6-, 9-, 10-, 11- and 13-speed manual and 5- and 6-speed automatic transmissions; and 12,000 to 22,000 lb. rated front axles, 21,000 to 30,000 lb. rated single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. rated tandem rear axles.

The Kenworth T440’s modern styling features an aerodynamic sloped hood, tapered channel bumper, Kenworth signature grille and best-in-class forward lighting with Halogen projector headlamps. Available as options are an aluminum or three-piece aerodynamic bumper and high intensity discharge lighting. The T440, which is standard with the Kenworth Driver Information Center, utilizes the same high-quality multiplexed dash installed in Kenworth’s product line.

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