DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. on July 6 delivered the keys to the first production unit of the new Model 579 UltraLoft to David Freymiller, president and CEO of Oklahoma City- based Freymiller Trucking.
Peterbilt had announced the introduction of the Model 579 UltraLoft earlier this year.
The UltraLoft features a high roof integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 that provides the ultimate level of driver comfort and the distinctive style and quality, according to Robert Woodall, assistant general manager-sales and marketing.
“The Model 579 UltraLoft was designed to exceed customer demands, offering increased space and storage to create a comfortable environment for drivers,” Woodall said. “The UltraLoft is the result of the collaborative process between Peterbilt and many of our customers and drivers. They asked for the best and we delivered.”
Driver experience was the key driver in designing the Model 579 UltraLoft, Woodall said, adding that by optimizing the space available, the new sleeper model includes industry-leading storage and comfort.
“The UltraLoft gives drivers the largest upper and lower bunk mattresses, best-in-class headroom in both bunks and class-leading creature comforts with space to accommodate the industry’s largest microwave and enough room to fit a 32 inch flat screen TV,” Woodall said.
The improvements are not limited to the driver experience.
The UltraLoft provides an estimated 2 percent aerodynamic improvement and a 220-pound weight reduction to push the limits of efficiency even further while maintaining the styling and bold look of the Model 579.
“Peterbilt trucks are the class of the industry. The superior craftsmanship, performance and design set them apart from the crowd and the pride of driving a Peterbilt is a tool we use to retain and recruit quality drivers,” said David Freymiller, president and CEO of Freymiller. “The Model 579 UltraLoft is a game changer as it takes it to a new level. Our drivers are excited to take advantage of the increased space and premium cab design.”
For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
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