Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Maintains Position as Market Share Leader for 2004

GAFFNEY, S.C. … Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) today announced market share results for calendar year 2004. According to data from Statistical Surveys, Inc., FCCC’s Class A Diesel chassis market share reached 55.8 percent in 2004. The company has experienced a 10.7 percent increase in market share since the fourth quarter of 2003. The nearest competitor commands barely half of FCCC’s market position. FCCC now leads the market by 30.4 percentage points.

“At Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, we are focused on producing the highest-quality, most innovative and reliable diesel chassis possible,” said Jack Conlan, President of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation. “We have become the industry leader by listening to our customers and developing new products and product enhancements that continually improve the RV lifestyle.”

According to Conlan, FCCC’s continuing leadership in the RV market is being driven by innovative products and comprehensive services including:Conlan pointed out that, as FCCC has grown in the RV business, so has the company’s Chassis Owners Club, which now has over 5,000 members. “These customers have become a very important focus group as we develop new and exciting innovations and improvements. We will continue to focus on enhancing the RV experience of Owners Club members and all FCCC customers.”

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motor home, 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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