The new Sterling NightShift mid-roof integrated sleeper is said to feature best-in-class storage, a stand-up walk-through configuration, and lots of natural light. Designed specifically for the less-than-truckload (LTL), distribution, and leasing markets, it’s available in a 60-in. mid-roof configuration for the Sterling
Set-back 113 and Set-Back 122 models. It’s the first sleeper the company has offered since it stopped building the SilverStar in 2002.
The NightShift features a flexible storage configuration including the wrap-around sleeper storage and overhead console. It includes a space-maximizing overhead rear wall and forward center storage, side cabinets, and under-bunk storage space.
One of the key benefits in the NightShift, says Sterling, is a standard 8-in. quilted spring mattress, rather than the industry standard 4-inch foam mattress.
It also offers significant headroom, with an 80-in. floor-to-ceiling height and ample
room between the seats, where the floor is flat, so the driver can easily stand up and walk through the cab to the sleeper without crouching or bending over. The NightShift also has the ‘clear view’ 36-x-10-in. back window for a better back-up view and a goof deal of natural light. A pull-out workspace sized for a computer or log book is also available, as well as a 32-liter coolbox that can serve as a
refrigerator or freezer – claimed to be the only one in its class. Plus, drivers have extra room to install a television and microwave.
Other interior amenities include a single upper bunk with tent-style restraints; an
upper television cabinet with electrical outlets and connection capabilities; privacy curtains; and an over-the-windshield console with CB connections.
On the outside you’ll see a right-hand access door with a sliding window and a left-hand window with a sliding section for ventilation. Also standard is a left-hand luggage door and rear work lights. Optional side fairings and roof fairing with trim tabs are available for highway applications.
The Sterling NightShift comes standard with Sterling’s noise control package, which includes new door and engine cover seals; shift boot and steering boot material and construction; a new door weather seal for improved surface contact; front wall inter-panel sealing; and front wall joints on the floor between the seats.
The Nightshift will be available to order in December 2008.