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Linfox adds 17 Kenworths to its burgeoning fuel business

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Linfox Logistics, Asia Pacific’s largest privately-owned supply chain solutions company, has purchased 17 T408SAR prime movers – its first Kenworth purchase in more than a decade.

A proven performer in a variety of line haul applications, the new Kenworth trucks join Linfox’s expanding fuel distribution fleet, hauling fuels to 7-Eleven and Caltex depots and service stations along the east coast.

Ray Gamble, Linfox’s President, Fleet and Procurement, says his company is delighted to be working with Kenworth. “Linfox has built its reputation on delivering virtually anything, anywhere and at any time in the region,” Mr Gamble said. “We need trucks that we can depend on; trucks that will work hard – year in, year out – and under the most grueling conditions. That’s why we’re buying Kenworths.

They are highly productive and reliable vehicles that are built in Australia for Australia’s harshest operating environments.” Rated to 70 tonnes, each of Linfox’s T408SARs is configured for 19m fuel tankers and are powered by a Cummins 15-litre ISX engine, producing 500 hp and 1850 lb/ft of torque. The trucks also include an Eaton RoadRanger RTLO20918B 18-speed manual transmission, Dana D46-170 rear axle and Kenworth Airglide 400 suspension.

Mr Gamble says Kenworth’s classic-looking model, which features a set-forward front axle and short bumper-to-back-of-cab length, is a versatile workhorse that’s ideal for Linfox’s fuel business.

“The T408SAR has been intelligently engineered so that it has the maneuverability, visibility and shortened length of a cab-over as well as the improved cab access, serviceability and low-tare weight of a conventional bonneted truck.

“For us, that means a dependable and flexible truck that can handle long, heavy-haulage on interstate freeways just as easily as deliveries on metropolitan streets,” he explained.