Urban Street Paver Relies on Kenworth T370s
ASL Paving Ltd. added five Kenworth T370s to its fleet in 2009, and for good reason. Since 1950, ASL Paving has provided quality commercial paving services to cities and towns across Saskatchewan, Canada. Often operating in tight quarters and crowded corridors, the Kenworth T370 delivers right-sized performance, maneuverability and dependability for ASL’s urban street paving jobs.
With 95 trucks in a fleet of single and tandem axle dumps, tractors, water trucks and oil distributor trucks, the T370s “are very good for our application,” said ASL president Wade Mitchell. “We spec them with tandems to hold a 12 700 kg to 14 500 kg end-dump box. They need to have tight turning radiuses in order to get in and out of jobsites, and to be able to maneuver among equipment once on the jobsite. That’s very important to us.”
Mr. Mitchell points out that city street-paving comes with tight scheduling windows, and the company’s ongoing success depends on having quality equipment that performs reliably every day.
Ken Marks, service manager at ASL, specs all trucks for dependability and performance at the worksite. Working closely with his Kenworth dealer – Custom Truck Sales Inc., in Saskatoon – Mr. Marks places special emphases on uptime and reliability. To that end, ASL’s T370s are spec’d with PACCAR PX-8 300-hp engines, six-speed automatic transmissions, 5500 kg /15 500 kg axles. “We’re always starting and stopping, going slow,” said Ken Marks. “The Allison transmissions make the Kenworth T370s excellent for this application.”
While ASL has worked diligently to stay on top of the latest innovations in construction practices and equipment, it continually incorporates new technologies into the business. The engineering profile of the T370 delivers enhanced productivity on many levels, including maneuverability and payload delivery.
“Once we install a dump box to a truck, we need a truck that can still dump into a paver,” said Mr. Mitchell. “Some trucks cannot.”
“Our drivers just love the T370s for in-town applications,” said Mr. Marks. “They make more positive comments about the Kenworths than any other truck we own.”
In Saskatchewan, the paving season lasts only seven months, from mid-April through mid-November. “We need our equipment to work every day that we work,” said Mr. Mitchell. “Over the years, we’ve tried many makes and models of equipment. We buy Kenworths because they do the job for us. And the Kenworth dealer has proven to be, far and away, the best. Custom Truck Sales has been phenomenal. They have good people and, as long as I sit in this chair, that’s still what makes business go around – good people.”
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