Customer Solutions, Freightliner Alternative Fuel Options Highlighted at ACT Expo

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LONG BEACH – May 2, 2016 – When Sheehy Mail Contractors decided to add alternative fuel trucks to its fleet, company president John Sheehy turned to Freightliner Trucks to explore options.  

“We’re on the leading edge of natural gas, and the Freightliner team has provided significant support in our evolution,” said Sheehy.

The Wisconsin-based company is a Midwest regional carrier that specializes in hauling mail and parcels. Since adding its first compressed natural gas (CNG) truck in 2013, Sheehy has converted almost 85 percent of its fleet to Freightliner Cascadia® natural gas trucks.

“Our goal was to achieve efficiencies, not only in fuel economy, but in our overall operations,” said Sheehy. “We have embraced the green initiative with natural gas, and Freightliner’s extensive network has helped us reduce our parts inventory and maintenance costs.”

According to Sheehy, the trucks are averaging an impressive MPG and his drivers prefer the quiet ride over the older diesel-powered vehicles.

Sheehy will share his experience with Freightliner’s natural gas vehicles on Wed., May 4, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the 2016 ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. Freightliner, which has more than 7,000 natural gas vehicles on the road today, will also showcase several of its natural gas trucks in booth #929 at the conference. Freightliner’s versatile natural gas trucks are suited for a variety of municipal, vocational and on-highway applications.

The booth will also feature Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) vehicles, including a Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC) S2G liquid propane-fueled truck and a Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner® C2 CNG-powered school bus.

“We understand that providing environmentally-friendly solutions is just one component of what our customers require from us,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Our natural-gas powered trucks must still lower their overall Real Cost of Ownership.”

Freightliner’s commitment to green technologies is part of parent company Daimler AG’s global “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative reduces criteria pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption through the use of clean, efficient drive systems, including clean diesel and alternative fuels.

Stop by booth #929 during ACT Expo for additional information on the latest alternative fuel solutions from Freightliner Trucks or visit www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.

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 5-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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