Penske Truck Leasing orders 750 Freightliner Cascadias

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Freightliner Trucks announced that Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with BlueTec selective catalytic reduction emissions technology. Penske’s order includes 50 Cascadia 113-inch single-axle day cab tractors equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 engines; 450 Cascadia 125-inch tandem-axle day cab tractors equipped with DD13 engines; and 250 Cascadia 125-inch tractors with a 72-inch raised roof and Detroit Diesel DD15 engines.

Penske Truck Leasing customers also have ordered an additional 132 Freightliner Business Class M2 106 trucks with SCR-equipped Cummins engines and 50 Cascadia tractors to date, equipped with a combination of Cummins ISX, DD13 and DD15 engines.

Penske Truck Leasing and Freightliner Trucks together hosted a 16-city tour in late 2009 to educate Penske customers on the benefits of BlueTec SCR technology for meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s strict 2010 emissions standards.

“We are pleased to build upon our long-term relationship with Penske Truck Leasing by supplying the majority of their 2010 solution,” says Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “By selecting our proven BlueTec SCR emissions technology, Penske Truck Leasing and its customers will continue to experience the superior performance they’ve come to expect from Freightliner Trucks.”