Daimler Trucks North America has marked the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in North America.
The milestone was reached with the delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution to representatives from Schneider. The truck was produced at Daimler’s manufacturing facility in Cleveland, N.C..
Daimler Trucks North America produces more than 140,000 commercial vehicles annually through its manufacturing network in the U.S. and Mexico.
The 3 millionth vehicle is the first Freightliner Cascadia Evolution to be equipped with the new 6x2 Detroit integrated powertrain package. The package includes the Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit DT12 transmission, and Detroit axles. The Detroit integrated powertrain will be available in full production in the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution in January 2015.
“A milestone like the one Daimler is celebrating today is no small feat," said Rob Reich, senior vice president at Schneider. “We have owned more than 25,000 Freightliner trucks over the years and are honored to have the company’s 3 millionth truck join our fleet.”
Schneider is a Green Bay, Wis.-based company and one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers with 169 facilities worldwide.