PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner has announced all new heavy- and medium-duty trucks spec’d with a Delphi stereo and SIRIUS satellite radio tuner will include one year of SIRIUS service.
The offer is available on all vehicles built after Feb. 1, 2005.
“Freightliner Trucks is proud to be the first OEM to include a year of SIRIUS radio service for our customers,” said Mark Lampert, senior vice-president, sales and marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “We believe this offer will generate significant interest from fleet customers as well as owner/operators as a valuable driver-benefit.”
SIRIUS’s satellite radio service provides coast-to-coast coverage of 65 commercial-free music channels as well as more than 55 news, talk, weather, traffic, entertainment and sports channels. Currently, there are about four million satellite radio subscribers in the U.S. about 600,000 of them from within the commercial driver market. However, Canadian drivers can only subscribe if they have a U.S. mailing address as satellite radio has yet to receive approval from the CTRC.
Freightliner trucks that qualify under the offer include the: Coronado; Century Class S/T; Columbia; Classic XL; Classic; FLD SD; Argosy; as well as all Business Class M2 products.
“SIRIUS has been extremely popular with commercial operators since its introduction two years ago and we are delighted to work with Freightliner Trucks,” said Tom Steckbeck, vice-president of Non-Automotive OEM and Specialty Markets for SIRIUS.
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