Kenworth's 76-inch mid-roof sleeper interior.

Kenworth producing new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for T680, T880

Sept. 22, 2015
Kenworth Truck Company announced that its new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is in production.
Kenworth Truck Company announced that its new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is in production.“The 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is optimized for bulk tank, flatbed and other truck operators who prefer a lower roof, aerodynamic, light weight truck that has the comforts of Kenworth’s 76-inch high-roof sleeper for driver retention and recruitment,” according to the company. “The new sleeper offers a 100-lb. weight savings for additional payload capacity and profit opportunity, and less aerodynamic drag for low load height operations with up to a 5% fuel economy savings.”The mid-roof sleeper has 6-1/2 feet of headroom to give tall drivers ease of movement, a roomy work environment, liftable lower bunk, and side storage towers with ample space to hang clothes, the company said. And the backwall can be configured with an optional upper bunk for team drivers or a backwall sleeper storage unit. “Our new, sleeper configuration for the T680 and T880 provides customers with an excellent opportunity for enhanced fuel efficiency and driver comfort in their efforts for cost-effective operations and successful driver retention and recruitment,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.With the new sleeper, both the Kenworth T680 and T880 can be configured with the 76-inch mid-roof sleeper, 52-inch regional sleeper, and day cab. The T680 also is available with the 76-inch high-roof sleeper. The Kenworth T680 and T880 with the PACCAR MX-13 engine have both been awarded the ATD Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year awards.

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