Englander Transportation is adding 100 new Peterbilt Model 579 UltraLoft tractors to its fleet over the next 12 months.
The Model 579 UltraLoft’s that Englander is purchasing will offer spacious and amenity filled accommodations for the company’s drivers as well as for its improved fuel efficiency.
The 100 trucks will be integrated into Englander’s fleet replacing 20 older trucks and adding 20 more, bringing the total to 370 trucks. Englander’s fleet has both single drivers and teams.
"By this time next year, we will have drivers in over 100 of the UltraLoft trucks," said Travis Smith, chief operating officer of Englander. "We have 40 power units coming in now, with an additional 20 more scheduled to arrive before year's end. These trucks feature the largest sleeper bunks in the industry, 85 inches long on the lower and 82 inches on the upper, with all the extra amenities and finishes to make our drivers comfortable on the road and proud of what they're driving."
The initial 40 trucks will be integrated into Englander’s fleet replacing 20 older trucks and adding 20 more, bringing the total to 370 trucks. Virginia-based Englander Transportation specializes in team refrigerated produce transportation and single driver deliveries to final destinations. It has both single drivers and teams, spread across the Englander and Fleetmaster fleets.
Peterbilt says that the truck was developed with extensive driver input and feedback. The models feature a new HVAC system that increases air flow to both bunks and offer 70 cubic feet of storage space, a refrigerator and microwave, and a mount for a 32-inch TV.
“The sleeper provides plenty of space for drivers who spend multiple nights on the road, said Wesley Slavin, Peterbilt’s on-highway marketing manager. “There's enough height between the upper and lower bunk that a driver can sit upright in the lower without hitting his head.”