The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command has awarded Freightliner LLC a seven-year contract to build almost 3,400 vehicles.

Under terms of the agreement, Freightliner will provide TACOM with M915A3 line haul tractors, M916A3 light equipment transporters and M917A2 dump trucks, as well as training, logistics provisioning support and interactive electronic technical manuals.
The contact is valued at just under $400 million and production is scheduled to begin in 2001.
Specifications on the new vehicles include Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines, Allison World transmissions, anti-lock brakes, Eaton VORAD collision warning systems, tilt/adjustable steering columns, air conditioning and TufTrac heavy-duty suspensions.