Kenworth’s 52-in. mid-roof sleeper

The Kenworth T680 is now available for order with the new 52-in. mid-roof sleeper, well-suited for regional hauling applications – including tank, bulk, flatbed, heavy haul and lowboy – where drivers may spend just two or three nights on the road during a typical week.

Fleets and owner-operators in those applications typically use lower trailer or payload heights than traditional, full-height 48- or 53-ft dry van and refrigerated trailers, Kenworth notes. The 52-in. sleeper offers those operators up to 600 lb in weight savings compared to the 76-in. model also available with the T680.

The T680 with 52-in. sleeper includes a stamped-aluminum cab, panoramic windshield, and three-piece aerodynamic hood. There’s said to be excellent interior height for a mid-roof sleeper with sufficient head room for a driver or passenger up to 6 ft, 4 in. to stand up between the seats. The optional passenger swivel seat expands the living space in the cab.

The mid-roof sleeper also features a liftable lower bunk and upper storage units on the sleeper’s back wall, including ample space for drivers to hang their clothes and jackets, or an optional upper bunk for driving teams. A bunk heater, flatscreen TV, premium sound system, and factory-installed inverter with optional shore power can be selected for additional comfort.

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