CFO Derek Ritzman has told us the company has signed a contract for 15 new 2020 model year KW T680 sleepers. The purchase is being made through Kenworth of PA, in Carlisle and delivery is expected in mid to late August.
Two of the trucks will be outfitted with special liveries as a tribute to the company’s founders. One will be for the Van division. It will be done in the classic “ZTL Red” to honor Ron Zimmerman who started Zimmerman Truck Lines in 1984. The other, working in the flatbed Division, will display the now rarely seen “C.D. Zimmerman green and white.” This will be to honor Ron’s late father, Caddy, who started his company in Mifflintown in 1940.
(Both companies merged in 1995.)
“Ten units will be for the Flatbed Division and five for the Van Division,” Derek said. All will have Cummins 500 horsepower engines, driver-friendly Eaton “Endurant” 12 speed automated manual transmissions, 76” bunks, upgraded seats, refrigerators, and Kenworth’s widely acclaimed Idle Monitoring System in place of the ThermoKing APUs.