With locations in Washington, Oregon and California, Papé Kenworth is a premier dealer of new and used semi trucks throughout the West. From outstanding 24/7 service and support to advanced technology and an extensive parts inventory, Papé keeps you moving. Check out our blog for the latest industry news and resources, driver tips and insights, upcoming events, and more! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact a Papé representative at your nearest location for all your Kenworth needs.
Crashes, theft, and vandalism are all inherent risks in the trucking industry and insurance companies continue to raise truck fleet insurance premiums to cover the costs. With higher deductibles and extra liability on the line, it’s more important than ever for fleet managers to focus on fleet safety with good training and reliable technology.Read More
Starting out as a flatbed trucker, there is a lot to learn. Each load is different, but the end goal is always the same—get the load to its destination in the condition you got it. To help you do that, we’ve compiled some helpful flatbed trucking tips from experienced drivers.Read More
As a fleet manager, it’s tempting to choose the cheapest fuel, but cost and cetane rating aside, have you taken the time to really evaluate the important differences between Diesel #1 and Diesel #2? It's not always easy to choose the best diesel fuel for your fleet.Read More
If you’re like most Americans, you own a smartphone. They’ve changed the way we access information and made it easier for truckers to do their jobs. There are now dozens of apps for truck drivers to assist with everything from navigating traffic to staying connected with friends and family. Here are our picks for the best apps for truckers.Read More
Capstone Turbine Corporation and Kenworth partnered together to build the Kenworth Class 7 hybrid electric work truck using a 65kW microturbine as an on-board range extender. They successfully completed track testing on in September of last year.Read More
The trucking industry is vital to the U.S. economy. Without it, the transportation of goods and materials would be quite different. Consumers and businesses alike rely on the trucking industry to deliver products across the country; but while it’s an important aspect of our society, it can also be a dangerous one.Read More
With the existing market conditions, fleet managers are looking for new ways to recruit and retain qualified drivers. Offering competitive salaries and guarantees on miles and home time is a must, but the truck driver recruiting ideas below are some of the other ways you can stay ahead of the competition.Read More
Finding a work-life balance is especially important for those in the trucking industry who spend so much time away from home. As the holidays approach, many of you will haul more loads and be on the road for more days at a time. To help, our team at Papé Kenworth put together three tips for how you can maintain a healthy work-life balance.
A pre-purchase inspection is similar to the CDL pre-trip inspection, but involves a more in-depth look. If you are familiar with the mechanics and components of the truck, you can use the following guidelines to complete an inspection yourself. If you’re not, it’s best to leave the inspection to a professional.Read More
The Papé Kenworth E-commerce Portal is the easiest way to order Kenworth parts for your semi-truck. The recent version update features eCat Paccar Parts Lookup which enables you to search for parts by diagram or model number.Read More
Whether you’ve been a company driver for decades or just earned your CDL, you’ve probably thought about what it would be like to be an owner-operator. Setting your own schedule, owning your own truck, running your own business…sounds great, right? But what does it really take to become an owner-operator?Read More
A 132-page report published by the National Academies of Science (NAS) last month highlights the analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation CSA Safety Measurement System (SMS) and calls for an overhaul of the ranking algorithm and how it identifies high-risk carriers.Read More