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Sterling Truck Corporation to Unveil New Low Cab-Over-Engine Truck at NTEA Work Truck Show 2006

December 20, 2005

REDFORD, MI – Sterling Truck Corp. announced plans to unveil an addition to its product lineup at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Atlanta, March 1-3, 2006. Introducing a new low cab-over-engine truck, Sterling will be the only truck OEM in the industry to offer a full line of Class 3-8 commercial vehicles. Adding to Sterling's announcement earlier this year, the vehicle will be rolled out in Classes 3, 4, and 5 starting in spring 2006 at select Sterling dealerships across North America. Providing a durable and dependable solution for today's business owners, the vehicle will feature a low operating cost, competitive price points, and the necessary configurations for all body options including dry van, reefer, and stake applications. The truck will be available with a 4.9L diesel engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and up to five wheelbases to accommodate 12- to 20-foot bodies. Additionally, the vehicle comes standard with comfort features like air conditioning and is available in five different colors. “We've also made the entire purchasing process easy for our busy customers: the trucks can be pur-chased directly off dealership lots, dealers have been trained to provide expert pre- and post-sale support demanded by commercial truck owners,” said John Merrifield, senior VP of distribution for the Freightliner group. Ideal for applications such as wholesale and retail services, pickup and delivery, landscaping, and construction applications, the new Sterling truck features outstanding maneuverability, low maintenance requirements, and a modern and comfortable cab with easy entry and egress. “We are proud that, with the introduction of this new truck, we have achieved Sterling's vision of being a full-line provider of vocational trucks,” said Patterson. “Not only is this a logical next step in the growth of the company, but it also provides a platform for future product introductions.” Sterling already is well positioned in the medium- and heavy-duty market with its three conven-tional models – the A-Line, L-Line, and the Acterra – plus the Class 6-7 cab-over Cargo.
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