CLEVELAND, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) celebrated a milestone today when it marked the production of its 3,000,000th vehicle in North America.
“Daimler Trucks North America is committed to pacing the industry in terms of engineering and manufacturing excellence, as well as production of vehicles that provide a real total cost of ownership solution for our customers,” said Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer, Daimler Trucks North America. “This achievement is a testament to the dedication to excellence by Daimler Trucks North America’s employees past, present and future.”
The special event was acknowledged by the delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution to representatives from Schneider at the company’s manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C.
The vehicle was the first Cascadia Evolution to be equipped with the new 6×2 Detroit integrated powertrain package, including the DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detriot axles.
This package will be available in full production for the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution in January 2015.
“The Detroit integrated Powertrain exemplifies the pioneering, innovative spirit that has propelled Freightliner to undisputed market leadership in the commercial vehicle industry in North America,” said Richard Shearing, vice-president of national accounts for Daimler Trucks North America. “We are the only OEM that designs, engineers and manufacturers a completely integrated Powertrain and we are pleased to debut the new Detroit integrated Powertrain in our 3,000,000th vehicle.”
Rob Reich, senior vice-president at Schneider also commented: “A milestone like the one Daimler is celebrating today is no small feat. We have owned more than 25,000 Freightliner trucks over the years and are honored to have the company’s 3-millionth truck join our fleet