FCCC Meets CARB ’08 Clean Idle Standards with Cummins Engines

GAFFNEY ,S.C.—Freightliner Custom Chassis units equipped with Cummins engines can operate while idling in all 50 states in accordance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Idle Reduction Standards, because they emit less than the 2008 CARB limitation for grams of NOx per hour when idling. Competitive manufacturers’ engines that emit more than this limit are required by law to shut down after five minutes in California and 10 additional states who have adopted the same policy.

“This is great news for customers whose applications may require idling for longer than five minutes,” says Joe Snyder, FCCC product manager, Commercial Vehicles. “They can continue to legally operate their vehicles as necessary for their specific businesses.” When customers choose a 50-state, Clean Idle Certified engine option, a registered “Clean Skies” decal is permanently affixed to the hood of the vehicle to clearly identify this special certification.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, walk-in van, school bus and shuttle bus markets. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, which is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and 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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