Sterling Acterra SportChassis™ Now Available with Crew Cab

New Option Expands Comfort and Versatility of Recreational Tow Vehicle

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WILLOUGHBY, OHIO…Sterling Truck Corporation has added a Crew Cab option for the SportChassis™ recreational tow vehicle. The Crew Cab option expands the comfort and versatility of the popular Acterra SportChassis, which is designed to tow RV, horse, boat, race car or custom trailers. Built on an Acterra Chassis, the SportChassis is custom-outfitted by Freightliner Specialty Vehicles, Inc. of Clinton, Okla.

“The Sterling Acterra SportChassis exceeds the capabilities of most pick up trucks with its higher towing capacity and custom options,” said John Merrifield, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Sterling Truck Corporation. “With the new Crew Cab Option, the Acterra adds an extra measure of comfort for trips between venues.”

The new SportChassis is manufactured with a maximum 40,000-pound GCWR and an Allison TRV3000 transmission. It also offers diesel engines made by DaimlerChrysler Powersystems, Caterpillar and Cummins, ranging from standard 300 hp to optional 350 hp models.

Standard features on the SportChassis include an aluminum body and wheels, lightweight aluminum-styled cab side valence panels, dual 80-gallon fuel tanks and complete cab insulation utilizing two-inch blue block. For driver comfort and safety, the vehicle offers a traction control system, fiberglass tilt hood, power-assisted WABCO hydraulic braking, front and rear air conditioning, cruise control and power windows and locks. Each Sterling SportChassis also comes with a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

In addition to the standard features, customers can also select optional features including a global positioning system, high performance stereo system, multiple towing hitches and custom ultra leather interior packages, including a powered rear sofa.

“Because there are so many options available on the SportChassis, we have the ability to manufacture a truck to meet the customer’s unique needs and preferences,” says Merrifield. “For example, if a customer will be using his or her truck primarily for towing, we can outfit the vehicle with such options as automatic tire chains, air-ride towing hitch, and trailer-specific braking systems. We believe customization is essential for customer satisfaction.”

For additional information about the SportChassis or a directory of Sterling’s dealer network, customers should call (800) 358-7624, or visit or

Sterling Truck Corporation, based in Willoughby, Ohio, produces heavy- and medium-duty custom work trucks for regional hauling and diverse vocational applications. Sterling is a member of the Freightliner LLC Group. Freightliner is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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