PACCAR Parts has added a new line of bus safety equipment to its offerings, including roof hatches from Spheros.

PACCAR Parts has added a new line of bus safety equipment to its offerings, including roof hatches from Spheros.

RENTON, Wash. — PACCAR Parts has expanded its bus product line with new safety equipment, adding Spheros Bus SMART roof hatches and BESI securements available to its network of dealerships nationwide.

“This new offering further enhances PACCAR Parts’ product breadth in the aftermarket bus segment,” said Bart Lore, general marketing manager for PACCAR Parts. “We are continuously bringing new products to market, enabling fleets to upgrade or maintain their equipment in one stop.”

Spheros roof hatches are designed to serve as ventilation hatches and emergency exits with an improved leak-free, low-profile design and enhanced locking mechanism. An internal mounting option minimizes leakage, with no holes through the roof sheet or mounting frame. An emergency release complies fully with federal regulations, and re-latching takes just one movement, according to PACCAR.

BESI Over the Shoulder Securements offer additional upper-body support in combination with a lap belt. BESI securement vests offer greater security, attached insert panels, adjustable shoulder features, and a range of sizes and inserts. The BESI Pro-Tech series is designed to provide security and comfort with memory foam and lumbar support, while RF-welded seams prevent fluid penetration, according to PACCAR.

“Safety is the number-one priority for bus fleets nationwide, and both Spheros and BESI are recognized as quality names in bus safety,” said Dale Puhrmann, national sales manager – bus segment for PACCAR Parts. “PACCAR Parts is proud to offer this protective equipment to our customers, helping them keep their buses in optimal performing condition.”

More information is available at Kenworth or Peterbilt dealers and TRP Parts stores. For dealership locations and contact information, visit

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