Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 Freightliner Cascadia tractors with BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology, making Freightliner the majority supplier of 2010 EPA-compliant tractors to Penske.

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 with DD13 engines; and 250 Cascadia 125-inch tractors with a 72-inch raised roof and Detroit Diesel DD15 engines.

Penske Truck Leasing customers have also 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.

According to Freightliner, BlueTec emissions technology - Daimler's solution for meeting the 2010 EPA emissions standards - reduces emissions to near-zero levels of NOx and particulate matter as measured at the tailpipe and increases fuel economy by up to 5 percent over other emission treatment systems.

"Based on our own research and field testing, we determined that SCR emissions technology was the right fit for Penske and our customers to comply with the 2010 standards," said Marc Althen, senior vice president, administration and procurement for Penske Truck Leasing.

Penske Truck Leasing and Freightliner Trucks hosted a 16-city tour in late 2009 to educate Penske customers on the benefits of BlueTec SCR technology.

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