GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — US retailer Meijer has taken delivery of 75 new EPA2010-compliant Freightliner Cascadias, marking the first 2010 fleet delivery for Freightliner.
The company estimates the clean-running trucks will eliminate 525 US tons of NOx and 9,300 tons of CO2.
The trucks are equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 engines with BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems.
Over a one million mile lifetime, Daimler estimates the new Cascadias with DD13 engines and BlueTec will each: reduce fuel consumption by nearly 11,500 gallons; reduce fleet fuel costs by nearly $30,000 per truck; reduce CO2 emissions by 124 US tons per truck; and practically eliminate NOx, essentially eliminating seven US tons per truck compared to EPA07 emissions equivalents.
Freightliner is also touting the Meijer deal as evidence it can configure its SCR system for use in almost any application. The truck maker had to package the BlueTec system in such a way to still allow for a short wheel base and tandem axles to meet Meijer’s spec’.
“We’re extremely proud to be one of the first companies to deploy these clean driving 2010 trucks,” said Tom McCall, vice-president of logistics for Meijer.
“DTNA has invested more than a decade in the design and evolution of emissions technologies to optimize the entire powertrain system for our North American trucking customers. We’re especially pleased to have been chosen by Meijer as their supplier of choice for the first fleet order of US EPA 2010 trucks,” added Randy DeBortoli, EPA 2010 program manager, Daimler Trucks North America.
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