Founded in 1923 by Seattle businessmen Edgar Worthington and Harry Kent (son of Frederick Kent, a partner in the predecessor company, Gersix Motor Company), taking the first three letters of "Kent" and the first five of "Worthington", the company was born.
In 1933 Kenworth became the first truck maker in the United States to switch from gasoline to diesel engines. They were one of the first to come out with a cab-over-engine, or COE, model in 1957.
Some popular North American Kenworth models include the T600, W900, and T2000.
Trucks are only one aspect of the flow of goods across the nation and between nations. There are additional means of transport that are used by businesses throughout the world. Sometimes a company must consider that goods be moved by ships or airplanes in order to maximize profits or it might be required to use such freight services along with trucks just to get the goods from one place to another. Many products which are imports from China might have long distances of travel to be considered in obtaining and distributing such products. There are companies which specialize in transporting large quantities of goods over many miles to reach a central distribution point. They have a network of shipping, transporting, and storage firms which work together to assure that products arrive in proper condition and with minimum damage in transport.
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