Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its 1000th Freightliner natural gas vehicle, the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone for clean, natural gas trucks in North America.
To this date, Daimler Trucks North America has delivered a combined total of 3,600 natural gas vehicles to customers, from various brands including Freightliner and the school bus maker Thomas Built Buses.
“With our 1,000th natural gas truck, DTNA is the clear market leader in this field throughout the NAFTA region. These types of achievements advance our global Shaping Future Transportation initiative, which represents environmentally friendly and sustainable transport solutions at Daimler Trucks,” said Andreas Renschler, the Daimler Board of Management Member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.
The milestone truck is a compressed natural gas (CNG) variant of the medium-duty Freightliner Business Class M2 112, powered by a Cummins Westport ISL G engine. The cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) engine offers low emissions without sacrificing performance and efficiency.
The truck was delivered to customer Ryder System during a ceremony held in Anaheim, California. Ryder is a transportation services provider that leases and manages truck fleets for companies throughout North America, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.