2010 Cascadia Day Cab Delivers Ultra Clean Diesel to Capitol Hill

New Freightliner Trucks Save up to 5 percent on Fuel with Near-Zero Emissions

PORTLAND, OR, November 2009 – Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including Gina McCarthy, U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, were among the first to preview the new Freightliner® Cascadia™ Day Cab using BlueTec® technology for 2010 at the Diesel Technology Forum Clean Diesel Power event in Washington, D.C.

Designed to be one of the most aerodynamic trucks ever, the Freightliner Cascadia Day Cab meets and exceeds the EPA SmartWay voluntary specifications that dramatically improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. In combination with the Detroit Diesel DD13™ engine and BlueTec 1-Box™ emissions control system, designed to meet EPA standards for 2010, the new Cascadia will dramatically improve fuel efficiency while reducing emissions to near-zero levels of NOx and particulate matter as measured at the tailpipe.

Compared to an EPA 2007 Freightliner Century Class® truck and over an average lifetime of one million miles, the new, clean emissions 2010 Cascadia will:The Freightliner Cascadia Day Cab uses BlueTec emissions technology, a unique form of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for emissions control. This technology was developed by Daimler for use with the industry’s newest lineup of engines offered by Detroit Diesel. David Siler, director of marketing for Detroit Diesel, reported to EPA officials that the company’s real-world freight hauling customers testing BlueTec SCR technology were experiencing measurable cost reductions without any operational issues, making it the first EPA mandated technology in decades to be as good for business as for the environment. By capitalizing on the unique leadership position of Daimler Trucks, both worldwide and within North America, Detroit Diesel, with its BlueTec emissions technology, is demonstrating its own leadership through development of engines and systems that are economical, proven and simple for its customers to use.

A typical U.S. 2010 fleet of 100 Cascadia trucks will reduce fuel consumption by 1.15 million gallons of diesel fuel and reduce fuel costs by $3 million over the lifetime of those trucks as compared to less advanced technology. Thanks to their fuel efficiency, this same Cascadia fleet will reduce CO2 by 12,400 U.S. tons while virtually eliminating 700 U.S. tons of smog-creating NOx from the air we breathe.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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