Peterbilt Introduces New 80" Sleeper on the Model 579

Peterbilt Introduces New 80" Sleeper on the Model 579

LOUISVILLE, KY.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Peterbilt Motors Company is pleased to announce the availability of the all-new 80" sleeper for the standard-setting Model 579. The new 80" sleeper represents the largest sleeper in Peterbilt's history and was designed for customers requiring fuel-efficiency, vehicle quality, and amenities to support operator needs.

Peterbilt's New Platinum 80

Peterbilt's New Platinum 80" Sleeper Interior for Model 579 (Photo: Business Wire)

"The Model 579 product breadth continues to expand to serve the needs of customers across market segments, with varying length of hauls and unique driver requirements," said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. "The new 80" sleeper further enhances the versatility of the Model 579, providing the space, storage and amenities necessary to provide drivers an office and rest environment."

With a 74 year history of high quality and excellent resale values the Peterbilt sleepers blend outstanding engineering, attention to detail, with a high level of craftsmanship. The new 80" sleeper has a 42" bunk, spacious tower storage cabinets, and LED lighting.

The new 80" sleeper is fully detachable for enhanced resale value and increased versatility in second- and third-life operations. Peterbilt's refined sleeper line complements the quality, ergonomics, fit and finish characteristics of the Model 579.

Additional important features of the 80" sleeper include:

  • Microwave shelf with power outlet
  • Coffee maker cabinet
  • Oversized cup holders
  • Convenient upper side and back wall cabinets
  • Full-length sleeper access door with optional window
  • Liftable bunk for additional storage and service access to HVAC and audio components
  • Optimally placed HVAC vents
  • Optional mid-height refrigerator
  • Floor-level rollout storage / pantry drawer
  • TV package, including brackets, power outlets and shelving to accommodate up to a 22" flat panel TV and a DVD player or video game console

In addition to the new 80" sleeper, the Model 579 is also available with a 72" sleeper and a new 44" low roof sleeper introduced earlier this year.

The detachable 44" sleeper provides easy bunk access for customers looking for outstanding comfort in a smaller package, saving weight and reducing wheelbase requirements. The 44" sleeper features a 31" coil spring mattress, LED dome lights and an LED reading/spot lights for exceptional illumination and longevity as well as reduced power consumption. Peterbilt's detachable sleeper designs allow conversions to day cab service in the truck's second life and beyond, increasing the resale value of the vehicle. Other additions to the 44" sleeper include a single left hand full-length access door, bunk-end storage tray, and door actuated baggage compartment lighting.

About Peterbilt Motors Company

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry. Through its 270-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs to complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Customers enjoy industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit

Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

Peterbilt Motors Company
Todd Acker, 940-591-4079
Director of Marketing

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