Our company today has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1933. Earle Mitchell purchased Motor Truck Equipment Company in 1968. The Kenworth product line was added the following year. After 40 years at the helm Earle Mitchell retired in 1974, passing leadership to his son Gareth. Gary’s son, Tim, started with the company in 1991 and is the 3rd generation of Mitchell to lead the firm.

Many years after it began its relationship with Kenworth, Motor Truck Equipment Company officially began doing business as Kenworth of Pennsylvania in 2001. Under Gary Mitchell’s and Tim Mitchell’s command, the company has expanded its presence outward from central PA to include five major locations and three satellite stores throughout the state. Other divisions today include Motor Truck Thermo King, handling refrigeration needs, and Motor Truck PacLease, serving the truck leasing & rental markets.

The efforts and dedication of our 300 employees are a huge reason for our success. Over 25% have already celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with us, and almost 15% have been with us over 20 years. Many of our service technicians hold the highest certifications possible in their various areas of expertise.

We look forward to a bright future serving Pennsylvania’s trucking industry. Our Mission Statement reflects the values by which Earle Mitchell led this company for so many years, and which Gary and Tim continue to strive towards today. We hope to welcome you to one of our stores soon.


Our mission is to continuously exceed the expectations of our customers, employees and ourcommunity.

We believe our employees are our most powerful resource and the foundation of our success. With relentless commitment to continuous improvement we will attain our common goal of excellence in customer service and all other aspects of our business.

Our promise is:

  • to create an environment of mutual trust and respect
  • to encourage personal growth and freedom
  • to promote teamwork and employee involvement
  • and to demand the highest ethical standards from ourselves and others

Our dedicated commitment to this mission will make our company a place where employees are proud to work, and where customers will be completely satisfied with our products and services.