Kenworth Introduces T880 40-Inch Sleeper for Vocational Customers
Kenworth announced the introduction of a new 40-inch sleeper for the Kenworth T880 at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition.
*Kenworth T880 40-inch Sleeper (Miller Industries)*
Kenworth’s 40-inch sleeper is designed for vocational applications that use straight trucks, such as petroleum haulers or the tow industry, and for tractors hauling flatbeds, lowboys or other trailers where length and weight may come into play.
“The Kenworth T880 is all about providing vocational fleets and truck operators with the right truck for the right job. The 40-inch sleeper is a perfect match for vocational applications where drivers need a small sleeper with a compact, yet comfortable sleeping environment and optimal storage,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.
The 40-inch sleeper, which saves 260 pounds over Kenworth’s 52-inch sleeper, features a 24-inch liftable bunk that tilts 90 degrees for easy access to under bunk storage. There is more than 22 cubic feet of storage space to handle gear for occasional stays in the sleeper, plus storage shelves and a cell phone cubby. The interior also includes coat hooks specifically designed to hold hardhats as well as coats. There are three optional windows available on the back of the sleeper to help provide maximum visibility for drivers operating in tight locations, plus two standard toolbox doors.
*Kenworth T880 40-inch Sleeper – Bulk Hauler*
Customers can also mount a variety of components on the roof, including a sunvisor, LED marker lights, spot and strobe lights, air horns, plus Qualcomm, PeopleNet, and Kenworth TruckTech+ remote diagnostic antennas.
To help cover body builder equipment for all vocational applications, the T880 40-inch sleeper was designed with a height – from the bottom of the frame rails to the sleeper rooftop – that is nearly 17 inches shorter than the T880’s 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleepers.
The T880 now offers vocational customers three excellent sleepers to best meet their needs and applications. In 2016, the T880 is available with the recently announced PACCAR MX-11 engine rated from 355 to 430-hp and from 1,250 to 1,550 lb-ft of torque.
The flagship Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with the PACCAR MX-13 engine was selected as the 2015 ATD Truck of the Year by a panel of commercial trucking journalists and a professional driver. The T880 was ranked high for exceptional handling, power, torque and outstanding visibility from the driver’s seat.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.