Heavy Equipment Guide Logo

This ad will close in 15 seconds

Quebec's Kenworth Maska recognized with 2018 Dealer of the Year Award

Kenworth Maska received the 2018 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the United States and Canada. From left are Kevin Baney, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing; Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; and Kenworth Maska executives Nicolas Letendre, Sébastien Letendre, Samuel Letendre, and Pierre Letendre.
Kenworth Maska received the 2018 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the United States and Canada. From left are Kevin Baney, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing; Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; and Kenworth Maska executives Nicolas Letendre, Sébastien Letendre, Samuel Letendre, and Pierre Letendre. Source - TruckPR

Company info

10630 N.E 38th PL
Kirkland, WA
US, 98033

Website:
kenworth.com

Read more

Kenworth Maska received the prestigious 2018 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in San Diego.

"Kenworth Maska and our employees are dedicated to delivering excellent Kenworth heavy and medium duty trucks, parts and service that support customer uptime and enable fleets and truck operators to succeed in their businesses," said Pierre Letendre, president of Kenworth Maska, which operates dealerships in La Présentation, St. Mathieu de Laprairie and Sherbrooke, Quebec. "The Kenworth dealer network family consists of outstanding dealers, which makes the Kenworth Dealer of the Year award a very special achievement and honor that we can take great pride in here in Quebec at Kenworth Maska. This is really a team effort and we want to thank each and every one of our employees at Maska for this accomplishment."

"Kenworth Maska produced excellent results across our dealer excellence categories to attain nine appearances in the Kenworth Dealer Top 10 rankings," said Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. "The dealer ranked high in market share, technician training, customer satisfaction, PACCAR Parts performance and growth, as well as overall facilities excellence. The commitment of Kenworth Maska to customer uptime is exemplified by its rapid response to customer roadside assistance requests from the PACCAR 365 Center, and the use of Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics and Kenworth TruckTech+ Service Management systems. Congratulations to The World's Best® Kenworth dealer in 2018."

Kenworth also presented Gold and Silver dealer awards, as well as PACCAR Engines, Medium Duty, Parts and Service, and TRP Dealer of the Year awards.

MHC Kenworth – Colorado, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City and MHC Kenworth – Oklahoma each received the 2018 Kenworth Gold Award for the United States and Canada From left, are Kevin Baney, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing; MHC Kenworth executives Corey Murphy, Bryan Murphy, Mike Murphy, Tim Spurgeon, Tim Murphy, Todd Rice, Kyle Hoffman, and Jeff Murphy; and Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. Source: TruckPR

Kenworth Gold Awards

Kenworth Maska was selected as Kenworth Dealer of the Year from among Kenworth's five Gold Award winners for 2018. Other Gold Award winners are MHC Kenworth - Colorado, MHC Kenworth - Kansas City, MHC Kenworth - Oklahoma, and Wichita Kenworth. The Gold Award is presented to a select number of Kenworth dealers each year that achieve the highest level of performance in the Kenworth network.

MHC Kenworth - Colorado retailed more than 1,000 new Kenworth trucks while achieving strong heavy and medium duty market share. The dealer appeared a record 14 times in the 2018 Kenworth Dealer Top 10 lists, including such key customer uptime metrics as Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified, service hours, call center response, and parts availability. It also took first in customer service satisfaction, based on service surveys on customer satisfaction.

MHC Kenworth - Kansas City earned its fifth Gold in the past decade as it retailed more than 1,000 new Kenworth trucks, while attaining impressive heavy and medium duty market share in 2018. The dealer recorded 13 Top 10 results, including customer service hours, service bay coverage, technician certifications, call center response, parts availability, and facilities excellence.

MHC Kenworth - Oklahoma has now earned two Gold awards and six Silver awards in the past decade. In 2018, the dealer retailed more than 1,800 new Kenworth trucks, achieved excellent heavy duty market share and far surpassed its medium duty goal. The dealer made 10 appearances in the Top 10, including call center response, technician certification, parts availability, and fleet parts sales growth, and was first in overall facilities excellence.

Wichita Kenworth earned its first Kenworth Gold to go with its four Silver awards in the past decade. The dealer retailed more than 200 new Kenworth trucks, had impressive market share and earned recognition on four "Top 10" lists, including service bay coverage, PACCAR MX engine parts growth, and Kenworth PremierCare® Gold-certified status at all four of its dealerships.

Kenworth recognized its 2018 Silver Award winners. From left are Jon Parker and Mike Clark, Wisconsin Kenworth; Tucker Morgan and Kyle Treadway, Kenworth Sales Company; Mike Levering and Will Bruser, Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham; Denny Ross, Kenworth of Jacksonville; Mike Parent, Kenworth Montreal; Todd Rice, representing MHC Kenworth – Arkansas, MHC Kenworth – Georgia, MHC Kenworth – Springfield, MHC Kenworth – Tennessee, and MHC Kenworth – Texas; Brian Sunwall, Motor Power Kenworth; and J.B. Rihm and Kari Rihm, Rihm Kenworth. Source: TruckPR

Kenworth Silver Awards

During the Kenworth Dealer Meeting, Kenworth also recognized its 12 Silver Award winners:

Kenworth of Jacksonville; Kenworth Montréal; Kenworth Sales Company, MHC Kenworth - Arkansas; MHC Kenworth - Georgia; MHC Kenworth - Springfield; MHC Kenworth - Tennessee; MHC Kenworth - Texas; Motor Power Kenworth - Billings; Rihm Kenworth, Truckworx Kenworth - Birmingham; and Wisconsin Kenworth.

Kenworth PACCAR Engines Dealer of the Year

MHC Kenworth - Oklahoma received Kenworth's PACCAR Engines Dealer of the Year honors. The award honors the Kenworth dealer that fully engages customers, sells all the benefits of spec'ing PACCAR MX engines, and truly meets customer uptime needs. This dealer sold nearly 900 PACCAR MX-powered units, achieved impressive market share, and made the Top 10 list in multiple categories. These included call center response, PACCAR MX technician certifications, and PACCAR MX engines sold.

MHC Kenworth – Tennessee received the 2018 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award for the United States and Canada. From left, are Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; and MHC Kenworth executives Corey Murphy, Bryan Murphy, Kyle Hoffman, Mike Murphy, Jeff Murphy, Todd Rice, Tim Murphy, Tim Spurgeon, and Kevin Baney, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. Source: TruckPR

Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

MHC Kenworth - Tennessee was named Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and dealership focus on growing Kenworth's medium duty business. This year's winner retailed nearly 300 medium duty trucks to a diverse base of unique industries, including towing, paving, excavating, residential construction, city government, utility, petroleum, landscaping, farming, hot shot services, grocery, and local produce haulers.  

Kenworth Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Truckworx Kenworth - Birmingham captured the Kenworth Parts and Service Dealer of the Year award with performances at or near the top of every major parts sales category. Truckworx was rated first in retail sales and PACCAR Parts purchase growth, plus it ranked in Kenworth's Top 5 in the outstanding facilities category.

Kenworth TRP All-Makes Dealer of the Year

Kenworth of Indianapolis increased its TRP sales by 28 percent, overall parts purchases by 16 percent and opened a new TRP store in 2018 to help earn Kenworth TRP All-Makes Dealer of the Year honorsThe award recognizes the Kenworth dealer that provides the best support for TRP all-makes parts and service.

Kenworth Dealer Major Anniversaries

Kenworth also celebrated significant Kenworth dealer anniversary milestones reached in 2018:

50 years - Kenworth of Pennsylvania (Carlisle, Pennsylvania); 45 years - Youngstown Kenworth (Hubbard, Ohio); 40 years - Wisconsin Kenworth (Windsor, Wisconsin), and Truckworx Kenworth (Birmingham, Ala.); 30 Years -- Kenworth Québec (St-Nicholas, Québec), and Timmins Kenworth (Timmins, Ontario); and 25 years Performance Kenworth (Cleveland, Texas) and Summit Kenworth (Amarillo, Texas). 

More from Trucking

Ford's latest chassis cab offers more capacity in a smaller package

When Ford held its annual press event at the Work Truck Show this past March, nobody was expecting a brand-new nameplate to be introduced - but that's just what happened, and buyers will be able to take advantage of that surprise addition to the company's chassis cab line in 2020.

The state-of-the-art Alpha MUTT with ABS from IPA integrates all aspects of trailer inspection

Innovative Products of America (IPA) announces the #5700A ALPHA MUTT with ABS, a complete diagnostic trailer inspection system that integrates all aspects of trailer service and repair. A technician can now control and test all lighting, ABS and air brake circuits with the provided tablet while conducting a walk around PMI or DOT inspection. 

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup offers hefty half-ton torque

The 2020 Ram 1500 will become Canada's most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 5,697 kg (12,560 lb), the manufacturer states.  The all-new third-generation 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V-6 is also expected to lead the segment on fuel economy.

Volvo Trucks launches nationwide warranty program for pre-owned trucks

Volvo Trucks is revolutionizing the used truck industry with the introduction of its Volvo Certified program, headlined by the factory-backed Volvo Certified Warranty for pre-owned trucks. The Volvo Certified Warranty's engine and transmission coverage is modeled after the Volvo Engine Plan 2 Protection Plan for new trucks. Combining dependability with the value of a pre-owned vehicle, Volvo Certified models offer customers the opportunity to own a fully inspected, reconditioned and warrantied Volvo truck at a significant savings. 

Chevrolet equips 2020 Silverado with new, advanced 3.0L Duramax diesel

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado's available 3.0L Duramax inline-six turbo-diesel engine adds choice and versatility for full-size truck customers, offering torque and horsepower in addition to focusing on fuel economy and capability. It is the first-ever inline-six turbo-diesel offered in Chevrolet's full-size light-duty trucks.

Mack Defense to partner with JWF on U.S. Army heavy dump trucks

Mack Defense announced JWF Defense Systems (JWFDS) will provide the armored cab system for the M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) contract the U.S. Army recently awarded to Mack Defense. JWFDS will be responsible for fabricating and painting the complete armored cab system, which will then be installed by Mack Defense.

Daimler Trucks establishes global organization for highly automated driving

Daimler Trucks is establishing the Autonomous Technology Group as a global organization for automated driving, bringing together its worldwide expertise and activities, as of June 1. The main tasks of the new unit comprise overall strategy and implementation of the automated driving roadmap, including research and development as well as setting up the required operations infrastructure and network, heading towards the series production of highly automated trucks (SAE level 4).

free-paper-airplane

Get our newsletter

Learn more

2020 Silverado 1500 from Chevrolet offers more where it matters

For 2020, Chevrolet makes the strongest, most advanced Silverado even more so with several new features that include the new 10-speed automatic transmission paired with the 5.3L V-8 standard on the LT Trail Boss and available on the High Country; the legendary 6.2L V-8 offered on Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trims; and available technologies including new trailering features and Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera.

Mack Defense highlights Medium Support Vehicle System roll-out at CANSEC 2019

Mack Defense will showcase the ongoing delivery of its Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) trucks to Canada at the Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries (CANSEC) trade show, May 29-30 at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. CANSEC brings together leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.

Innovation, improvements added to 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

GMC is taking premium to the next level with all new availability for a carbon fibre bed, 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel and 10 speed automatic transmission, plus additional technology like Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera to elevate the ownership experience in the 2020 Sierra 1500. The updates add to a robust portfolio of technologies that deliver an innovative and premium ownership experience.

Triton Tri-Drive air suspension latest addition to Link vocational line

Link Mfg., Ltd. has delivered the first set of its new Triton Tri-Drive Air Suspensions. The industry's first ultra-high-capacity tri-drive air suspensions are engineered to be used in multi-axle configurations for heavy-haul and off-highway applications, according to the manufacturer. Designed for traditional production line installation, Triton's brawny 105K carrying capacity gives OEMs a viable and efficient path to broaden their product offerings by increasing the load-bearing capabilities of existing vehicle platforms.

Beco relies on Mack Pinnacle and Anthem for on-time mail delivery

Bruce Hoger has BECO Inc. dialed in to reliability, on-time performance and fuel economy. The fleet is as dependable as the mail, which is what you expect from a company that delivered its first load for the nation's post office in 1951 and is now the fifth-largest mail hauler in the U.S. It's a market segment that remains in demand.

Navistar Edmonton parts distribution center named industry's best for second consecutive year

Navistar International Corporation was recently recognized by industry solutions advisor Carlisle & Co. for having two of the highest performing parts distribution centers in the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors. The Edmonton, Alberta Parts Distribution Center (PDC) was awarded the Top Performing Warehouse in the Truck and Heavy Equipment category for the second consecutive year, while the Queretaro, Mexico PDC was named the second-place honoree.

Full refresh for Western Star 4700

The 4700 has been the workhorse vocational truck of the Western Star line for quite some time, providing customers with power and versatility for whatever their needs might be.

free-magazine-subscription

Get Our Magazine

Paper or Digital delivered monthly to you

Subscribe or Renew Learn more

Volvo Trucks expands over-the-air offerings with new parameter updates

Volvo Trucks' newest series of parameter updates complements its newly-launched Parameter Plus subscription package, which allows for up to 50 parameter updates annually per covered vehicle. With over 250 parameters to choose from, this new set of updates will provide customers with notable value in terms of cost savings, fuel efficiency and uptime.

Commercial vehicle innovation enabler: Bosch brings advanced solutions to the new Nikola Two truck

Nikola Motor Company showcased its hydrogen-electric powered semi-truck, the Nikola Two, live in action for the first time to the general public at its Nikola World event. Bosch technology and expertise helped Nikola to realize the fully functional Nikola Two hydrogen-electric truck with industry-ready heavy-duty truck components and systems. The technology and system approach is adaptable for use in Nikola's full line of vehicles, including the Nikola One Sleeper Cab and the Nikola Tre, a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets.

Connecting the bigger picture - Volvo shows future of sustainable transport

Sustainability initiatives are rapidly changing the transportation industry, with increased focus on major technological advancements to create these opportunities. At the upcoming Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, April 23-26, 2019, Volvo Trucks (Booth #1634) will demonstrate The Bigger Picture - going beyond the truck to explore the future of trucking and sustainable transport solutions through electromobility, automation and connectivity. 

Mack adds third Certified Uptime Dealer location in Quebec

Mack Trucks has named Montreal-based Mack Laval its third Mack Certified Uptime Dealer in the province of Quebec, and third French-language location. The accreditation confirms the dealer has met stringent requirements to amplify customer service and uptime. Mack made the announcement April 11 during ExpoCam at Place Bonaventure, Montreal.

free-paper-airplane

Get our newsletter

Learn more

Daimler Trucks acquires Torc Robotics to create automated trucks powerhouse

Daimler Trucks, a division in the Daimler Group, and Torc Robotics, a pioneer in autonomous driving solutions, are joining forces in a one-of-a-kind combination to commercialize highly automated trucks (SAE Level 4) on U.S. roads. Going beyond an OEM/supplier relationship, the companies signed an agreement today for Daimler AG's subsidiary Daimler Trucks and Buses Holding Inc., to acquire a majority stake in Torc Robotics for an undisclosed sum. Closing of the acquisition is subject to approval from U.S. authorities.

Understanding the consequences of driving overloaded vehicles

Fleet professionals are tasked with providing safe, reliable and compliant vehicles for their organization. In many cases, fleet professionals that design these work trucks only have indirect control and/or input on how these vehicles are used after being placed in service. One of the biggest concerns is understanding the consequences of operating overloaded vehicles. This includes drivability issues, reliability and maintenance concerns, and the regulatory impacts and liability risks associated with operating overloaded vehicles. With some forethought in the vehicle design phase and broad-based education for all stakeholders, these issues can be minimized, if not completely eliminated.

International has returned to the Class 4/5 segment with its introduction of the CV series commercial trucks

It has been a few years since the medium-duty truck landscape featured vehicles carrying the iconic International name. That gap has been filled, as parent company Navistar has launched the International CV series of Class 4/5 trucks – a lineup that features heavy-duty construction and power while meeting the needs of operators seeking trucks that are easily customized.

Volvo Trucks enhances uptime and connectivity capabilities with new Over-the-Air "Parameter Plus" subscription package

The pace of change in the transportation industry is more rapid than ever and customers are demanding faster ways of communication through connectivity. A supplement to Volvo's Remote Programming, the new Parameter Plus Package was designed with thorough feedback from customers to meet the demands of their applications via over-the-air (OTA) updates while significantly increasing uptime and maintaining a firm cost control. Previously parameter and software updates, where the trucks needed to be brought to the service point, could in all require two or more days of downtime, along with the added work and costs of acquiring a supplementary truck and managing driver logistics. The new Parameter Plus Package with OTA powertrain software, updates can be completed in under 20 minutes and parameter updates in under 10 minutes.

free-magazine-subscription

Get Our Magazine

Paper or Digital delivered monthly to you

Subscribe or Renew Learn more