At times, a medium-duty truck might seem to be inadequate for more heavy-duty tasks. What if there was a truck classified as a medium-duty, but it could handle even heavy-duty situations? The good news is, it does exist, and it’s called the Kenworth t440. Now let’s take a closer look at this robust rig.

Trimmed design

There is no doubt that the best choice for delivery in regional, municipal, & vocational applications is the Kenworth t440. This Class 8 truck is well-known for its aerodynamic design. Compared to the T470, the T440 is leaner & yet has many of the same features as the T470. Don’t let the smaller size fool you, there is nothing here that has been compromised. The fully-trimmed standard Summit interior with the optional Kenworth Air Cushion Plus high back driver seat all contribute to increased driver comfort. Kenworth’s Toolbox Plus low back passenger seat is a versatile bonus too. In addition, the cab has an optional 38 inch AeroCab Flat Top Sleeper for longer hauls.

Convenient features

The cab is designed to make the driver’s life easier. The tight turning radius ensures that the truck can be driven with ease even in tight corners. With the optional NavPlus™ onboard truck route navigation system, vehicle monitoring, Bluetooth, diagnostics, telematics, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, an MP3 player, & a back-up camera option, the driver is in full control on the road.

Less maintenance

One of the key advantages of choosing the T440 is that the truck is designed to save on any service & labor costs. It can be disassembled & reassembled more quickly & easily when it comes time to change any parts. Additionally, PACCAR engines are known for their low operating costs & increased uptime, while being very fuel efficient. The Kenworth t440 also has an optional Cummins ISL engine that produces 380 HP and 1,300 lb-ft of torque.

Additional details

Featuring a set-back front axle, with optional Allison 5 or 6 Speed automatic transmissions, the Kenworth t440 is comfortable & easy to drive for new & experienced drivers alike. Standard equipment includes an electrical system with Centralized Power Distribution & two PACCAR Dual Purpose Batteries. All T440’s have rear cab corner windows, halogen projector lamps, 4 additional gauge locations, a 2 person bench seat, power door locks, & hood sloped aerodynamics with improved front corner visibility.

The after-sale customer support offered by Kenworth is truly incredible. Quality assistance is available 24/7 every day of the year. These are people who know your truck inside & out and can show you how to lower operating expenses, maximize uptime, optimize truck performance and profit from your investment.

Comprehensive preventive maintenance programs, expedited servicing, complimentary roadside assistance and cost management service cards are among the valuable programs available through Kenworth PremierCare. At the end of the day, if you are looking for a truck that can handle the toughest of jobs, & yet is considerably more affordable than heavy-duty models, try a new T440 from Kenworth.

Author's Bio: 

John Peterson is a seasoned gearjammer. I’ve crisscrossed the USA, my truck has seen both oceans, 44 states and thousands of gas stations. Now I’m sharing my experience with others. I know about the best trucks for business development.