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Kenworth Receives Record Order for 185 Hybrid Trucks

March 11, 2009

KIRKLAND, WA - Coca-Cola has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year, according to Coca-Cola. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. GCW) are the largest hybrid-delivery truck on the road in North America.

Kenworth said Coca-Cola plans to use the hybrid tractors in Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, Tampa, Fla., Toronto, Vancouver, B.C., and Washington, D.C. The hybrid trucks will be deployed in Seattle, Albuquerque, N.M., Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus, Jacksonville, Fla., Knoxville, Tenn., Las Vegas, Missoula, Kan., and New Orleans.

Coca-Cola Enterprises' commitment to deploy fuel-saving Kenworth hybrid tractors and trucks into the North American market is an outstanding demonstration of corporate responsibility and sustainability," said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. "We are very pleased to partner with Coca-Cola Enterprises to save fuel and reduce emissions," added Kozek.

Kenworth officials didn't disclose the value of the order but the fuel-efficient trucks are reported to cost around $100,000 each.

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