Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Announces Market Share Results for the First Quarter of 2005

GAFFNEY, S.C….Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has announced market share results for the first quarter of 2005. According to Statistical Surveys, Inc., FCCC’s Class A Diesel chassis market share leads the industry at 52.4 percent. FCCC continues to dominate the RV diesel chassis market with its closest competitor trailing by 24.7 market share points.

“Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation has continued to introduce new XC motorhome chassis features that resonate with RV diesel chassis owners,” said Reid Bigland, President of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation. “We are now in full production with our new I-Beam front axle that increases the wheel cut up to an astounding 55 degrees. This improvement affords even more maneuverability and comfort to our chassis owner.”

Bigland also noted that OEMs are pleased with the expanding options offered by FCCC. He mentioned that “an increasing number of OEMs are including FCCC’s new Mercedes-Benz 330-horsepower engine as an additional option in their model lineups.”

Another indicator of FCCC’s market share can be found in the growth of its Freightliner Chassis Owner’s Club (FCOC). Membership has surpassed 6,000 people and continues to rise. According to Dean Schaper, FCCC Director of Sales and Marketing, the Chassis Owner’s Club has contributed to the company’s growth and success in the motorhome chassis business. “Aside from being a great collection of people, the Freightliner Chassis Owner’s Club serves as a first-rate focus group for our company. FCOC members provide us with excellent feedback on the features RV owners value most.”

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 unit of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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