Peterbilt’s New 58-Inch Sleeper Now in Production

228Peterbilt’s lightweight, full-featured 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s flagship aerodynamic Model 579 and vocational Model 567. Available in low- and mid-roof configurations, the new sleeper can reduce weight by up to 100 pounds.

“Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper is ideal for short- and regional-haul operations where less weight and a shorter wheelbase are critical,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of Sales and Marketing. “It includes all of the amenities found in Peterbilt’s larger sleepers, including ample storage, driver comforts and exceptional fit and finish for quality rest and off-duty time.”

The new sleeper includes a full-length door to help facilitate loading personal gear from outside the truck. Additionally, full-length, integrated sleeper extenders minimize trailer gap and improve aerodynamic efficiency.

“The sleeper was designed with extensive research and customer interviews to help ensure every inch of space was considered for a layout that was both practical and premium,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “Operators will enjoy the full-length mattress and abundant storage areas, including the cabinets, under bunk and back wall.

“The new 58-inch sleeper is designed with an open, spacious feel that drivers expect from a Peterbilt sleeper. It’s thoughtfully engineered.”

Other features include a television mount, refrigerator and microwave shelf.

Newhouse added that offering the 58-inch sleeper in both low- and mid-roof configurations further increases its versatility to meet specific application requirements, including flatbed and tanker operations.

Source: http://www.peterbilt.com/about/media/2015/482/

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