Daimler Trucks North America Podcast Outlines the Incorporation of BlueTec® Technology into Detroit Diesel Engines

President of DTNA Discusses SCR Technology, State of the Trucking Industry

PORTLAND, ORE. – June 12, 2008 – A new podcast about Daimler Trucks North America’s incorporation of innovative, proven technology into its Detroit Diesel engines is now available on its Web site, www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com. The podcast describes how the new technology provides cleaner emissions, while improving fuel economy.

On the podcast, Chris Patterson, president and CEO of DTNA, outlines the benefits of using BlueTec® technology as the company prepares for the next round of EPA regulations in 2010.

BlueTec represents the world's latest in clean diesel engine technology and will incorporate the enhanced performance of Detroit Diesel's recently introduced DD15™ engine and its future family of engines, including the DD13™ and DD16™.

The podcast also features DTNA Senior Vice President of Marketing Mike Delaney, who discusses just why BlueTec and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is the best option for engine manufacturers.

“BlueTec technology has been thoroughly tested and proven in real world applications,” Delaney said. “Daimler alone already has more than 100,000 trucks in operation using SCR, and it has proven itself to be sound and effective.”

Delaney continued, “Most important, BlueTec delivers exactly what it is supposed to: cleaner emissions, improved economics and reliable performance in the most extreme environments. In an economy where fuel economy is increasingly critical, it is the ultimate solution.”

According to DTNA research, both testing and real world operations in Europeare showing 3 to 5 percent improvement in fuel economy.

On the podcast, Patterson also provides historical context to the economy in terms of trucking sales, as well as gives a thorough outlook as to when conditions might improve.

Visit http://www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com/news/mediaroom/featurearticle/ to view the podcasts and learn more about DTNA and BlueTec technology.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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