Sterling Truck Corp. recently introduced two new enhancements to its cab. The first, a noise control package, features improved sealing and insulation, resulting in an up to 25 percent improvement over previous models, the company says. The second is a new door panel. Both features are available on all Acterra, Set-Forward L-Line, Set-Back L-Line and Set-Back A-Line models.
The standard noise control package includes new door seals and updates to other components like engine cover seals, shift boot and steering boot material and construction. The new door weather seal is designed to offer improved surface contact, and front wall inter-panel sealing and front wall joints on the floor between the seats have been added to help reduce noise. Plus, a new HVAC condensation pass-through allows water to exit the truck quickly without noise infiltration from the HVAC system, according to the company. In addition to these standard components, Sterling says it also offers an optional thermal and premium noise insulation package.
“When testing the noise control package, we set aggressive target levels to ensure a noticeable improvement in sound quality,” says Richard Shearing, manager of product strategy for Redford, Mich.-based Sterling Truck Corp. “We’re pleased that this testing resulted in such a substantial reduction. LTL and on-highway operators who spend long hours in the cab will particularly appreciate these updates.”
In addition to the noise control package, new door panels are now standard. Improved styling and more surface area coverage improve driver usability and give doors a sleek new look, according to Sterling. The new noise control package will be available in early 2008, and updated door panels are available to order now.