Today Kenworth - the fourth largest manufacturer of truck m buses in the United States. In addition, the brand is the largest truck manufacturer in the US, part of a large group PACCAR. This company was established in 1923 in Kirkland, where is located today. Kenworth immediately after the foundation has started the production of trucks.
In the early forties of the truck with a high cross was first created, whose wheel formula which was 6x6. It was he who set the direction for the development of other machines of this type after the war. The name Kenworth is an abbreviation of the names of the founders - Kent and Worthington.
After Frederick Kent went out of business and has transferred its rights to his son, the company manages to conclude a number of lucrative contracts, so that by 1922 the company's capital amounted to 60 thousand dollars. This entails restructuring, so that the company gets its new name Ken - Worth, and a year later opened several offices of the new brand.