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Kenworth Offers OBAC Members Rebates Up To $1,500

OBAC is pleased and excited to announce our first heavy truck rebate program. We have inked a deal with the Kenworth Truck Company to save members $1,500 on qualifying sleeper-cab trucks, and $1,000 rebates on certain daycab models. The program comes into effect April 15 and runs to year-end. While we hope the program will be renewed in 2011, one way to assure that happens is for you, our members, to consider Kenworth for your next truck purchase. If they see good uptake on the offer, we fully expect this program to continue indefinitely.

Here's the deal: Kenworth is offering a $1,500 rebate on purchases of new T660, T800, and W900 models equipped with sleepers. And the brand new, super aerodynamic T700, unveiled in March at the Mid-America Trucking Show, qualifies too. Rebates of $1,000 are available on T660, T800, and W900 daycabs -- including some dump, logging, and other vocational chassis configurations.

If you're still looking for a reason to join OBAC, this might be it. You get up to $1,500 back on a truck purchase for the price of an OBAC membership. Sounds like a good deal to us. All you have to do is identify yourself as an active OBAC member at time of purchase. Certain restrictions apply, of course, but they're completely reasonable. To learn more about the rebate program, click on the Supplier Discounts button on the menu on the left, or click on the Kenworth ad on the right side of the page. And when you're out shopping, make sure to tell the Kenworth dealer that you're an OBAC member.

It's clear from Kenworth's participation in this program that they recognize the owner-operator as an important part of their customer base.

"Kenworth is pleased to support owner-operators with a rebate of up to $1,500 this year in cooperation with OBAC," said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. "We appreciate the support of owner-operators to Kenworth and The World's Best Trucks. Our entire Class 8 family provides customers with industry-leading quality and helps reduce customer operating costs."

We know how tight budgets are today, and that's not likely to change in the near future, so we figure any opportunity we can offer to put a few dollars back in your pocket -- or to save you a bit of money up front -- helps offset the cost of the membership. Rebate deals like this one are one way your association is working for you.   

We're obviously pretty proud of this deal, and we'll be bringing you more discount and rebate programs in the coming months. We currently have programs with Pro-Miles Canada, Espar Heating Systems, and Power D-Syl. By the time Truck World closes, we hope to have a few more to announce, so watch this spot, and check back frequently.

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