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Kenworth Trucks


Kenworth Trucks

Chain Stitching Patch

While riding over the years on the open road there are so many  great people we meet. A big friendship is with the guys and ladies driving the big rigs that put on so many miles and work hard. Every Truck Stop brings great memorable conversations of what they ride or where they have been. I wanted to feature a few blogs over the next few months giving props to the “Truckers” and the machines they ride in.

“Kenworth began its history in Portland, Oregon.  In 1912, the company was founded by brothers George T. and Louis Gerlinger, Jr. as a car and truck dealership known as Gerlinger Motor Car Works. In 1914, they decided to build their own truck with a more powerful inline six-cylinder engine. This was the first ever put into a commercial truck. The Gersix, as it was known, unveiled in 1915, was framed in structural steel, which along with its power, made the truck ideal for the rugged Northwest, where it was used for logging.”

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