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Western Express orders 900 Freightliner Cascadias

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Freightliner has landed another major deal with a US fleet, with Western Express placin...


PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner has landed another major deal with a US fleet, with Western Express placing an order for 900 Freightliner Cascadias with EPA2010-compliant Detroit Diesel DD15 engines.

All the engines will come with Detroit Diesel’s BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.

Western Express is based in Nashville, Tenn. and operates dry van, flatbed, dedicated and brokerage truckload services.

“I am excited about this order and what it means to our customers and associates,” said Wayne Wise, chief executive officer and president for Western Express. “This continues our commitment to going green, reducing our carbon footprint, and the EPA SmartWay program. We delayed our purchase of new tractors in anticipation of this new technology.”  

The order includes a three-year agreement covering nearly 2,800 trucks and will make the fleet a predominantly all-Freightliner fleet, Freightliner announced.

 


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