Heavy Duty Trucking

SEP 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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with MAINTAIN COMFORT, RETAIN DRIVERS Circle 242 on Reader Action Card 52 HDT • SEPTEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com QuickSpin Everything the driver needs to check on a daily basis is under the "hood," a flip-up panel below the windshield. The cab tilts forward hydraulically for maintenance and more complete inspections. are on the small side. You would be hard-pressed to get a lunch box or a hardhat into them. This truck had the optional between-the-seats storage compartment with two well- placed cup holders. It was surprisingly quiet, given that you're perched right beside the engine. With the windows rolled up, it was nearly as quiet as the Model 579 I was driving a day earlier. The driver's position in the cab is terrific. Everything is within easy reach and what needs to be seen is easy to see. Sitting ahead of the front wheels will come as a pleasant surprise to any driver new to a low- COE. You're on top of the action, literally, and that makes it surprising- ly easy to maneuver in tight spaces. It's very smooth, too, as you're sitting ahead of the suspension. The doors open to a full 90 degrees, so there's lots of room to get in, but the steps will take a bit of

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