If you don’t have to haul a very large or heavy load, a medium duty truck might be exactly what you need. It’s not nearly as big or as capable as a heavy duty truck, but it’s perfect for those moderately sized jobs. Kenworth makes a wide variety of medium duty trucks, so you’re practically guaranteed to find the one you need.
By definition, a medium duty truck is anything with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 14,001 lbs. and 26,000 lbs., which includes all Classes 4-6 trucks, though many in the industry would include some Class 7 vehicles as part of the medium duty segment, since those trucks frequently share significant components with their smaller brethren despite requiring a CDL, blurring the line.
Kenworth has several medium duty offerings, allowing buyers to find exactly what they need. Generally, Kenworth classifies their medium duty models by capability. The Kenworth T170 is the entry level, Class 5 option. From there, if you need more capability, two Class 6 options are available, as well as multiple Class 7 Kenworths.
The Kenworth T270, T370, T440 and T470 are each conventional medium duty options available from Kenworth. However, with the toughness and durability that is built into any Kenworth, these Class 6 and Class 7 models have durability and strength that far outpaces their ratings, and can be equipped with many different bodies for local hauls or vocational activities.
The K270 and K370 from Kenworth are cabover designs, which are perfect for city operations, thanks to their tight turning radius and much smaller length than a conventional Class 6 or Class 7 truck. It’s an option that is becoming more and more popular with drivers, especially with the comfort and convenience features that Kenworth includes into every truck.
With so many features and options, a Medium Duty truck from Kenworth is going to be an ideal truck for many owners. Contact the team at Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth to learn more about how to design one for your fleet today.