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GTA Member Profile - March 2012

GTA Member Profile - March 2012

Freightliner Trucks
2477 Deerfield Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Greg Treinen
Product Marketing Segment Manager – Alternate Fuels

Office:  803-578-3236
Cell:     803-412-2053
Fax:     803-578-3737

The following information was provided by Freightliner Trucks 

Freightliner Trucks Overview
Freightliner Trucks, the largest division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, manufactures Class 5-8 trucks that serve a wide range of commercial vehicle applications. Its commitment to innovation, technology and responsive customer relationships makes it easy to understand why Freightliner is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner’s expanded vocational product line, including the Coronado SD, the 114SD & 108SD, and the M2, provides the smart business solution for vocational customers who are looking for a combination of toughness and efficiency.  Ideal for the construction market, the SD family is designed for heavy applications such as dumps, cranes, roll offs, and mixers.  

Freightliner Trucks Executive Summary
Freightliner Trucks is committed to producing the most advanced, efficient trucks on the road today. Freightliner’s commitment to green technology is in line with the focus of its parent company, Daimler AG, which has a long history of providing innovative technologies benefitting customers and the environment. Daimler’s global initiative, “Shaping Future Transportation,” launched in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2007, is focused on reducing category emissions pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption.

Freightliner Trucks’ complete product lineup, including its vocational line – the Coronado SD, 114SD and 108SD, and M2 – utilize Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology from our proprietary Detroit brand and from our partners at Cummins. SCR and Detroit’s BlueTec® Emissions Technology are the clean drive systems that help our trucks exceed EPA standards while remaining cost-efficient, practical and proven for years to come. When combined with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and our advanced aerodynamic designs, these emissions technologies help our trucks achieve better fuel efficiency than ever before. 

BlueTec® has proven to:

  • Increase performance with every drop of diesel
  • Reduce more pollutants from exhaust gases
  • Improve profitability from every mile covered

Alternative fuels are another key pillar in Freightliner Trucks’ clean truck strategy. Natural gas is one of the most abundant, efficient and clean-burning fuels on earth. Natural gas fuel emissions have greenhouse gas (GHG) levels up to 20% below those of diesel fuel. With the rising cost of diesel, the comparatively inexpensive price of natural gas reduces operating costs. 

Freightliner Trucks’ natural gas-powered truck models, the Business Class® M2 112 and vocational 114SD, can be specified to utilize the Cummins Westport ISL G engine, a spark-ignited natural gas engine that shares a common block with Cummins’ ISL diesel engine. The ISL G uses Stoichiometric-cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (SEGR) combustion, leveraging proven technology to create a high-performance natural gas engine. Available to handle both LNG and CNG in a variety of axle configurations for nearly every vocational application, the ISL G offers other advantages, including a maintenance-free aftertreatment system with a three-way passive catalyst. As a result, there are no additional aftertreatment devices. Customers can also feel confident knowing that Freightliner’s natural gas products feature full factory installation and factory warranty.

114SD CNG Dump Truck
114SD CNG Dump Truck

M2 112 CNG Utility Truck
M2 112 CNG Service Truck
M2 112 CNG Service Truck






Hybrid technologies, combining a diesel and electric motor, are an important part of the Freightliner Trucks strategy for sustainable mobility. Parallel hybrid drives allow the vehicle to be powered by the diesel engine or electric motor, separately or in tandem, depending on the vehicle type and driving situation.  

The Business Class® Freightliner M2 106 Hybrid uses the Eaton parallel-electric hybrid system, which provides additional power to launch the vehicle and improves fuel economy in stop-and-go operations. The hybrid-electric system recovers the energy normally lost during braking—up to 44kW, or 60 hp—and stores that energy in its lithium ion batteries. 

Stored energy from the hybrid batteries can also power electric-only operation for electronic Power Take-Off (ePTO) use, such as running a utility lift. Using ePTO significantly reduces idle time and provides fuel savings of up to 60%.

M2 106 Hybrid Crew Cab Roll Back Truck
M2 106 Hybrid Crew Cab Roll Back Truck

M2 106 Hybrid Box Van Truck






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