Sterling Truck Corp. rolled out its new low-cab-over-engine truck, the Sterling 360, at the Work Truck Show last month. Promoted with the tag line “Better All Around,” the new mid-range truck boasts “leading fuel economy in a low-cab-over-engine truck, as well as the industry's easiest entry and egress, biggest cab, outstanding maneuverability and visibility, and a body builder-preferred design,” according to the OEM.

Based on a Mitsubishi Fuso design, the Sterling 360 will be available at select Sterling dealers. Class 4 and 5 models will arrive this spring and a Class 3 model by mid-2007.

John Merrifield, senior vp-distribution for Sterling's parent, Freightliner Group, stated that the 360 will be distinguished from competitive models, including those of sister DaimlerChrysler operation Mitsubishi Fuso, by a “complete, value-added package, including expert customer support, easy financing and body-upfitting options.”

Key specs and options for the Sterling 360 include:

  • 4.9-liter turbodiesel rated 175 hp. @ 2700 rpm and 391 lb.-ft. torque @ 1600 rpm

  • 6-sp. automatic with final gear ratio of 5.285

  • GVWRs of 14,050, 14,500 and 17,995 lb.

  • Standard air conditioning, engine brake, power steering and ABS.

The select Sterling dealers that will offer and support the 360 can be located by calling 800-STL-HELP or going to