Our Team and One Big Truck Are in Vegas!

Sprint Waste joins 13,000 waste industry leaders and peers this week in Las Vegas at the industry’s largest trade conference and show—and the newest addition to our fleet is along for the ride!

The brand-new, best-in-class Kenworth T880 has been on display at WasteExpo 2016, after which the vehicle will be driven back to our headquarters to roll into service for Sprint Waste customers.

“We regularly attend trade events to stay on top of industry trends and technology, but it’s not every week we get to showcase the newest asset in our fleet on such a large stage,” Sprint Waste Services Partner Will Swinbank said. “We’re excited to work with Houston-based Performance Truck and Kenworth to make this exhibit happen and show off the best-in-class safety features the T880 brings to our customers.”

Among the Kenworth T880 safety features:

  • Bendix Wingman ACB (active cruise braking) with side object detection. A radar sensor mounted to the vehicle’s front helps provide impact, following distance and stationary object alerts—always available whether or not cruise control is engaged. When the driver uses the adaptive cruise control with braking feature, the system actively intervenes to help the driver maintain a set following distance behind a forward vehicle by reducing throttle, engaging the engine retarder, or if necessary, applying the foundation brakes. A radar-based, side sensor alerts drivers to vehicles that may be in their blind spots.
  • Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes provide surer, safer stops. They require less maintenance, last longer—twice the lining life, four times the rotor life—and they cut service time in half, all of which add up to less truck downtime and a healthier return on investment.
  • Bendix ATC/ESP System provides core antilock braking (along with understeer, oversteer and rollover control), the most effective ABS-based traction control and stability system on the market today. The system continuously monitors a variety of vehicle parameters and sensors to determine if the vehicle is reaching a critical stability threshold. When such a situation develops, the system quickly and automatically intervenes to assist the driver. The system can selectively apply vehicle brakes, as well as dethrottle the engine, and does so faster than a human.

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