Englander adds 100 Peterbilt 579 UltraLoft tractors


Englander Transportation, a central Virginia-based refrigerated fleet, will add 100 new Peterbilt 579 UltraLoft tractors to its fleet over the next year, the fleet announced May 13.

The UltraLoft sleepers provide drivers enough room between the upper and lower bunks to sit upright in the lower bunk without hitting their heads. The tractors have 70 cubic feet of storage space, a refrigerator, microwave, and a mount for a 32-inch TV.

“By this time next year we will have drivers in over 100 of the UltraLoft trucks,” said Travis Smith, Englander’s COO. “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 history, 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.”