) Kenworth brand is currently pursuing an aggressive development
strategy and announced an upgrade of its truck lineup. The
company is also opting for Delo 400XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30
premium quality engine oil for its trucks to enhance fuel
PACCAR has announced the launch of 52-inch mid-roof sleeper for
the Kenworth T680 truck. This 52-inch sleeper is best suitable
for the regional haul applications. It provides the driver with
comfortable and enhanced living space for relaxation. In
addition, it also reduces the weight by 700 pounds from the
PACCAR also launched the factory-installed and integrated
engine-off heating and cooling idle management system, which will
be used in the T680 truck with the 76-inch sleeper. This system
is a battery-based APU system used for air conditioning and is
fixed directly into the T680's ducting system. This system
controls the temperature and the battery power.
PACCAR's highly aerodynamic models including Kenworth T680 with
the PACCAR MX-13 engine is recognized for its fuel efficiency.
PACCAR will be using the fuel efficient Chevron's Delo(R) 400 XLE
Synblend SAE 10W-30 premium quality engine oil in the Kenworth
Class 8 diesel trucks. This will provide excellent wear and soot
control protection and minimize the deposit formation in the
trucks by using ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD).
In addition, PACCAR's Kenworth's K270 and K370 medium duty
cabovers are one of the leading trucks, which are used for
delivering heavy load in the busy urban areas. Beverage
distributors, pick-up and delivery, furniture, food processors
and other urban delivery applications opt for these trucks for
its better quality. With all these innovations, PACCAR expects to
PACCAR, a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, is the third largest
manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks (with a capacity of more than
15 metric tons) in the world after
), and has substantial manufacturing exposure to light/medium
trucks (with a capacity of 6-15 metric tons). The company also
provides customer support for its products with the supply of
aftermarket parts, finance and leasing services.
PACCAR posted a 20.9% fall in profits to 72 cents per share in
the fourth quarter of 2012 from 91 cents in the same quarter last
year. Nevertheless, EPS was higher than the Zacks Consensus
Estimate of 68 cents.
The decline in profits was attributable to a 17.7% fall in
consolidated revenues to $3.99 billion due to lower revenues
generated from the company's Truck, Parts and Other segment,
partially offset by higher Financial Services revenues. However,
total revenue exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.66
) with Zacks Rank #1 (Buy) is performing well in the industry
where PACCAR operates.
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