Kenworth Dealer Ready To Serve Gas And Oil Field Customers
By Steve Pollock
HUBBARD, OH… As drilling companies gear up to service the Marcellus and Utica Shale gas fields, it has created an acute need for drivers and equipment. Many drivers have left over-the-road jobs to operate the trucks necessary to get drilling equipment to job sites, as well as hauling water and sand used in the fracking process. There is a wide variety of trucks needed to serve all aspects of the operation: roads need to be built, heavy equipment to be hauled, along with large quantities of water and sand to be taken to and from the job drilling sites. Nearly all truck dealers located within a reasonable distance are stocking specialized trucks to serve the drilling operations.
Youngstown Kenworth, located off I-80 exit 234, Hubbard, Ohio just a couple of miles west of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line, has also been gearing up to serve gas field customers with Kenworth trucks built exclusively for drilling operations. From oil field bumpers with heavy-duty tow hooks to water trucks with steerable and non-steerable lift axles, Youngstown Kenworth has a good inventory of oil and gas field trucks in stock and ready to work. Everything from OTR sleeper tractors to cab and chassis, VAC tanks, winch trucks and even VAC trailers, stepdeck trailers and both aluminum and steel dump bodies. Youngstown Kenworth has invested a great deal of time and research into pre-spec’ing these specialty units. There are new 4 axle T800s and W900s with 15 litre 600hp Cummins engines putting out 2,050 ft. lbs. of torque. Some have auxiliary transmissions, many of which are 18 speeds and most have locking differentials. Normal axle ratings are as high as 52,000 pounds and higher ratings are available for Tridem drive and off-road trucks, with many trucks double and even triple framed, for severe duty use. Youngstown Kenworth can custom order the severe duty C500 Kenworth. Many wheelbases are available to fit a variety of applications.
In all over 40 gas and oil field trucks are in stock at Youngstown Kenworth and ready for immediate delivery. There are standard work trucks in stock but many have premium interior and paint packages accented by chrome and stainless accessories – work trucks that also have eye appeal. Many of the trucks feature Kenworth’s premium insulation package and attractive Diamond interior with options such as Bluetooth, NavPlus and virtual gauges. Youngstown Kenworth’s primary body supplier is Heritage Truck Bodies but the company works with most major body suppliers and can order and have installed nearly any body or specialty equipment a customer would like.
For over 40 years Youngstown Kenworth has been serving professional drivers and fleets of all types, including line haul, over-the-road, construction, logging, dump haulers, as well as medium and severe duty applications. The company has one of the area’s largest parts inventories and trained and certified technicians who can service any make and model of truck. Extended parts and service hours are offered from 7 am to midnight Monday thru Friday and Saturdays from 8 am until noon. Full finance packages are available from GE Capital, PACCAR Financial, as well as other sources. There is also a great inventory of road tractors in stock. To see Youngstown Kenworth’s complete inventory, visit their website at www.youngstownkenworth.com or call Dave at 800-321-2056 or 330-301-2335.