More than 1.3 million Kenworth trucks and tractors in 100 years have
transported goods on the highways of the United States, Mexico, and
The company’s centennial and contributions to the transportation industry
are celebrated in 2023.
The story began in 1923 when Harry W. Kent and Edgar K. Worthington
founded Kenworth. The company name was formed from a combination of
letters from the founders’ surnames and whose initials were included in the
logo popularly known in Mexico as “guitarrón”.
That first year, the Seattle plant produced 78 six-cylinder gasoline trucks.
Since then, Kenworth has produced over a million models (from Class 5 to
Class 8). And today, Kenworth also produces mid-range and heavy-duty
battery electric vehicles.
SOURCE: Revista Magazzine