Introduced at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, the 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is optimized for liquid bulk tankers, flatbed haulers and other truck operators that prefer a lighter weight, more aerodynamic truck combined with all the comforts of a high-roof sleeper for driver retention and recruitment.
Compared to the 76-inch high-roof sleeper, the new sleeper offers a 100-pound weight savings for additional payload capacity and profit opportunity, and less aerodynamic drag with up to a 5 percent fuel economy savings* for tanker and flatbed applications, depending on load conditions.
For comfort, the new mid-roof sleeper offers 6-1/2 feet of headroom that gives even taller drivers ease of movement, a roomy work environment, liftable lower bunk, and side storage towers with ample space for drivers to hang and store their clothes.
An optional upper bunk for team drivers or a back wall sleeper storage unit can be selected. The Kenworth Idle Management System option provides a factory-installed, battery-based auxiliary power unit (APU) system. Other options include a premium sound system, and a mount for the customer to install a flat screen TV for even more driver enjoyment.
“The T680 and T880 build upon Kenworth's heritage of quality, innovation, and outstanding performance,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “Yet, we don't stop there. We keep working to bring to market additional choices that support customer efforts toward greater efficiency, profit and driver retention and recruitment success through quality, reliability, and enhanced comfort.”
With the new sleeper addition, the Kenworth T680 family’s configurations include the 76-inch mid- and high-roof sleepers, 52-inch regional sleeper, and day cab. The Kenworth T680 with the PACCAR MX-13 engine received the 2013 ATD Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year award.
The Kenworth T880 family now includes day cab, 52-inch regional sleeper and 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations. The Kenworth T880 with the PACCAR MX-13 engine received the 2015 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year award. Both the T680 and T880 are standard with fuel efficient, 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engines.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks and is a PACCAR company. Kenworth’s website is Kenworth.com.
*Individual fuel economy improvement will vary depending on use, road conditions and other factors.