LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Peterbilt has enhanced passenger-side cab visibility through a new larger side-view window and repositioned side-view mirrors.
The Peterbilt Motors Company announced the changes at a press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The size of the side-view window – located in the lower portion of the passenger-side door – was increased by 70 square inches, making it more than 85 per cent larger than the previous version.
The company also moved the side-view mirrors further forward by repositioning the mounting to the cab and cowl. Previously, mirrors were mounted to the doors. The new position allowed for elimination of the wing window, creating a more unobstructed view.
“Peterbilt has improved the operating environment with these new visibility enhancements, providing the driver with a more panoramic view of his or her surroundings,” said Dan Sobic, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President.
Last year, Peterbilt increased daycab visibility with a 53 per cent larger standard rear window and optional rear corner windows.
The new visibility enhancements, combined with those made for daycabs last year, help allow vocational customers to operate more safely on construction sites, where surroundings are tight and visibility can often be compromised, Sobic said.
The larger side-view window and newly positioned side-view mirrors are standard on Peterbilt Models 379, 385, 378, 357 and 335.
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