Kenworth introduced a new 52-in. mid-roof sleeper for its flagship Kenworth T680 at the recent Mid-America show.
Calling it “a big package in a small footprint,” the company says it’s aimed at regional-haul applications where drivers spend two to three nights on the road. Ordering the optional passenger swivel seat further expands the living space. A driver or passenger up to 6 ft, 4 in. can easily stand up between the seats, Kenworth says.
The new sleeper will save up to 700 lb compared to the T680’s 76-in. option. It’s available with an aerodynamic roof fairing for customers who operate van body trailers or without a roof fairing for flatbed or tanker operators.
Other features include a liftable lower bunk and upper storage units on the sleeper’s back wall, including hanging clothes storage or an optional upper bunk for driving teams. A bunk heater, flat screen TV, and premium sound system can be added.
Operators who run tank, flatbed, heavy-haul, lowboy, and container trailers typically have lower trailer heights or lower payload heights than traditional 53-ft dry van trailers, and KW says the mid-roof sleeper can be more efficient in those cases because it pushes less air.
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