Kenworth’s flagship worktruck getting 40-inch sleeper


Kenworth says it will add a 40-inch sleeper option for its T880.

Kenworth’s 40-inch sleeper is designed for vocational applications that use straight trucks, such as petroleum haulers or the tow industry, and for tractors hauling flatbeds, lowboys or other trailers where length and weight may come into play.

“The 40-inch sleeper is a perfect match for vocational applications where drivers need a small sleeper with a compact, yet comfortable sleeping environment and optimal storage,” says Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

The 40-inch sleeper, which saves 260 pounds over Kenworth’s 52-inch sleeper, features a 24-inch liftable bunk that tilts 90 degrees for easy access to under bunk storage. There is more than 22 cubic feet of storage space to handle gear for occasional stays in the sleeper, plus storage shelves and a cell phone cubby. The interior also includes coat hooks specifically designed to hold hardhats as well as coats. There are three optional windows available on the back of the sleeper to help provide maximum visibility for drivers operating in tight locations, plus two standard toolbox doors.

22011963368_597351dd36_zCustomers can also mount a variety of components on the roof, including a sunvisor, LED marker lights, spot and strobe lights, air horns, plus Qualcomm, PeopleNet, andKenworth TruckTech+ remote diagnostic antennas.

To help cover body builder equipment for all vocational applications, the T880 40-inch sleeper was designed with a height – from the bottom of the frame rails to the sleeper rooftop – that is nearly 17 inches shorter than the T880’s 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleepers.