A brief history of the Kenworth cabover in photos. Many industry commentators have long speculated that Kenworth’s cabover just happened to be in the right place at the right time. The set forward front axle that enabled it to fit snugly in front of 34 pallet B-Double trailers with optimum axle weight distribution put it in the box seat. Perhaps it was luck, but I’m more inclined to put it down to good management. Kenworth are renowned for their ability to accurately read and forecast market trends, quickly delivering a product that fits the bill.