Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Announces Market Share for Third Quarter 2004

FCCC Maintains Largest Share of Class A Diesel Market

GAFFNEY, S.C…. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has announced its third-quarter 2004 market-share results, which show its Class A Diesel chassis market share leading the field at 57.9 percent. As reported by, this puts the company 33 percentage points ahead of its nearest competitor and marks the third consecutive quarter that FCCC’s market share has exceeded 50 percent.

“We are delighted that the success of our bodybuilder customers in growing their business has resulted in Freightliner Custom Chassis recording an increasing share of the Class A diesel business,” said FCCC President Jack Conlan. “We pledge to further enhance the world-class quality of our chassis and to continue introducing the kind of leading-edge technology that’s become synonymous with the Freightliner Custom Chassis brand.”

Contributing to the steady gains FCCC has made in the diesel chassis market are the recent introductions of the company’s tag-axle chassis with Independent Front Suspension (IFS) and air disc brakes; “lowered engine” technology that permits flat motorhome bedroom floors and expanded floor-plan options; and the Mercedes-Benz®, MBE 926 engine with 330 horsepower and 1,000 foot-pounds of torque. FCCC’s customers include the most recognized names in the industry: Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood RV®, National RV®, Tiffin®, Alpha Leisure®, Coachmen®, Forest River, Damon®, Four Winds®, Airstream®, Georgie Boy Manufacturing, LLC., King of the Road®, Newmar Corp.® and Triple E Canada Ltd.®

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in-van, school bus and shuttle bus markets. It is a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, American LaFrance, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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