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Extended Cab Option for International HX Series Adds Interior Space for Drivers


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Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)  /  March 27, 2019

Fontaine Modification and Daycab Company are offering a new extended cab option for International HX Series trucks that adds eight inches of interior space to the rear of the cab.

The expanded cab offers drivers additional space for storing personal items and adjusting seats to increase comfort on the road.

Some fleets choose the HX Series for applications where length is a primary concern because of the design’s short bumper to back of cab measurement. But for applications where this is not as critical, an extended cab can expand the truck’s versatility.

“In some applications where drivers spend extended periods of time in their trucks, additional cab space can improve their safety, efficiency and comfort,” says Jamil Young, president, Fontaine Modification Fleet Services. “This new modification is a simple, effective solution.”

The cab extension was designed to use many original equipment parts, maintain the existing cab and exhaust mounting, and utilize only minimal specially designed parts. Daycab Company builds the extensions at its Tennessee manufacturing facility and paints them to match the existing cabs. Fontaine then installs them on the trucks at its Laredo, Texas, modification center, which is located near the Navistar International manufacturing plant where the HX Series is built. After installation, Fontaine returns the trucks to International’s transportation system.

Using this ship-thru process allows customers to receive vehicles quickly and efficiently, reducing logistical time and cost.

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