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Freightliner intros new interior options

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Freightliner Trucks unveiled an enhanced

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freightliner Trucks unveiled an enhanced
Driver’s Lounge for the Century Class S/T, Coronado and Columbia Class 8 truck models at the Mid-America Truck Show.

The updated Driver’s Lounge has a simplified and more durable design, larger work area and stabilized support system.

The latest upgrades to the Driver’s Lounge were designed to offer a more generous work space with a reliable and easy-to-use support system, allowing for superior driver comfort and convenience while working in the vehicle.

“The enhanced Driver’s Lounge was designed to address the needs of the long-haul driver who spends a substantial amount of time in his or her vehicle,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “Driver comfort is a major factor in maintaining satisfied customers and happy drivers, so we focused our design efforts on offering a comfortable and spacious work environment for those Freightliner Trucks customers.”

The Driver’s Lounge is a self-contained unit that folds away. When the table is lowered and stowed away, it completes the middle-area of the lower bunk. Cushions are then placed over the table to restore the bunk and bed area. Access to the storage compartment underneath the bunk is not compromised.

By pulling a simple handle underneath the front lip of the table, it can easily be locked in the up and down position for stability and safety. A gas-assist cylinder helps lift the table into the upright and locked position.

Legroom is achieved by having the support pedestal located close to the back wall, leaving room under the table. The corners of the tabletop are angled off, enabling easier entry and exit to the seating area. Additionally, a lamp is mounted on the back wall of the cab to illuminate the smooth and seamless surface of the table.

“To comply with service hour regulations, drivers spend a significant amount of time in their SleeperCabs,” Lampert said. “By offering a workable and convenient lounge configuration engineered to optimize driver comfort, we give them the ability to be productive and comfortable during their downtime.”

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