Cold-Weather Comforts in Freightliners Vocational TrucksFreightliner Trucks Severe Duty Newsletter
With spring now in the air, those who operate snow plows and tankers are already thinking about ordering next year’s trucks so they will be ready to serve as soon as the temperature drops.
In some industries, the winter months are considered the off-season. But that’s when people are putting in some of the toughest work of all. Freightliner designed its vocational trucks to withstand the elements, because during those dark, frigid, icy months, workers are clearing the streets with snow plows, keeping the lights on with utility trucks and transporting fuel oil to keep homes warm. With spring now in the air, those who operate snow plows and tankers are already thinking about ordering next year’s trucks so they will be ready to serve as soon as the temperature drops.
Here are five cold-weather features available in Freightliner® vocational trucks to keep operators safe, warm, and on the road.
Extreme-Climate Thermal Cab Insulation
Vocational trucks face some harsh conditions, especially during the winter months. Freightliner offers extreme-climate thermal cab insulation to shield drivers from Mother Nature and boost their productivity. Jack Frost won’t be nipping anyone’s nose with this insulation.
The optional heated windshield features seven strategically placed defroster vents and electric heat elements in the bottom portion of the windshield to help reduce snow and ice accumulation. In addition, the windshield wipers rest directly over the heat elements to prevent wiper icing.
Under-Cab Storage for up to Three Batteries
Freightliner vocational trucks feature under-cab storage for up to three batteries to free up rail space for easier upfit of the hard-working equipment behind the cab.
The spacious cab in Freightliner’s vocational truck models allows plenty of space for toolboxes, paperwork, and a winter emergency kit. Encourage operators to pack an extra hat, pair of dry gloves, blanket, flashlight, and flares in the event of a breakdown or road closure.
Quick and Easy Upfit for Snow Plows
Freightliner severe duty models offer 12” or 24” front frame extensions, frame liners, and a reinforced crossmember for wing plow support. The SmartPlex™ electrical system allows for seamless electrical integration and numerous safety parameters. These features make upfit a breeze and can increase uptime for snow plows.
Visitors to the 2017 APWA North American Snow Conference on April 23 – 26 in Des Moines, Iowa, are invited to evaluate Freightliner Trucks and their cold-weather features firsthand in booth #1081.