The Sterling NightShift integrated sleeper is ideal for truckers who spend a couple nights per week on the road.
NAPA VALLEY, Cal. — Sterling Trucks has re-entered the sleeper market, with the introduction of a mid-sized integrated sleeper cab.
The NightShift sleeper cab will be offered in a 60-inch mid-roof configuration on the Sterling Set-Back 113 and Set-Back 122 models. It’s targeted towards LTL, distribution and leasing markets and is ideal for drivers who spend several nights per week on the road. It’s not intended for long-haul, over-the-road applications, Sterling officials said during the launch this week. It also shouldn’t be confused as a resurrection of the Silver Star the NightShift is much lighter and more functional, specially designed for drivers in LTL and distribution segments.
“Our customers have asked for a sleeper configuration and we listened,” said Richard Shearing, manager of product strategy for Sterling Trucks. “We have developed a working class sleeper that provides outstanding comfort and storage.”
The sleeper features a comfortable eight-inch spring mattress, which is double the depth of the industry standard four-inch foam mattress. It provides an 80-inch floor-to-ceiling height, so drivers as tall as 6’4″ can stand up inside. It has a flat floor and plenty of storage.
“Drivers often noted that there wasn’t much room in their sleepers and the room they did have was inefficient,” said Shearing. “We therefore incorporated useful storage in every possible area.”
The sleeper cab provides ample natural light, thanks to a 36″x10″ rear window, which also assists drivers with visibility while backing and maneuvering the vehicle. A pull-out workspace is available for drivers and a 32-litre “coolbox”, strategically placed under the bed provides either freezing or cooling capabilities. Drivers can flick a switch to utilize the coolbox as either a fridge or freezer. Customers can opt to replace the coolbox with additional storage space if they prefer.
On the outside, the sleeper features a right-hand access door with a sliding window as well as a left-hand window. A left-hand luggage door and rear work lights also come standard.
Trucknews.com was at the unveiling and will publish a full report in an upcoming issue of Truck News and Truck West.
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