Kenworth Chillicothe plant turns out historic 500,000th truck

Feb. 24, 2016

A Kenworth T680 76-inch mid-roof sleeper with a PACCAR MX-13 455-hp engine was recognized as the historic 500,000th truck produced at the state-of-the-art Kenworth factory in Chillicothe OH. The milestone T680 was presented to Melton Truck Lines, a premier flatbed carrier based in Tulsa OK during a special celebration.

Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice-president, presented a special commemorative plaque and the keys to the new Kenworth T680 to Bob Peterson, Melton Truck Lines chairman and CEO, and his wife, Cindy Peterson.

The landmark Melton T680 with the 76-inch mid-roof sleeper and PACCAR MX-13 engine is specified with the Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission, Kenworth TruckTech+, and driver comfort features such as the T680’s drawer-style refrigerator and freezer, television installation package, liftable lower bunk, and stowable folding upper bunk.