Freightliner Trucks Participates in Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium

PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner Trucks today announced its participation in the first Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium, held in early June in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Co-hosted by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Fort Bliss, the Renewable Energy Rodeo is part of a larger initiative by the U.S. Army to reduce emissions and dependence upon fossil fuels. The Rodeo featured displays and demonstrations of the latest technologies and innovations in renewable energy.

Freightliner Trucks showcased two Business Class® M2 106 hybrids – one featuring an EPA 2010 hybrid engine with a 24-inch box van body and 5kw auxiliary power generation capability and the other an EPA 2010 hybrid utility truck with a 55-inch Terex Hi-Ranger TCX-55 aerial device and steel utility line body.

“By participating in the Renewable Energy Rodeo, we are demonstrating our commitment to energy efficient technologies that support the Army’s energy goals,” said Rick Engel, director, Government Vehicle Sales for Daimler Trucks North America. “Freightliner Trucks is dedicated to shaping future transportation by developing hybrid products and technologies that are focused on providing greater fuel economy and lower emissions.”

Freightliner’s line of Business Class M2 Hybrid trucks features the same benefits of the Freightliner Business Class M2, such as outstanding visibility and maneuverability, with the added efficiency and environment-friendly features of hybrid power. The Freightliner Business Class M2 Hybrid can be easily configured for a wide variety of bodies for different applications, such as beverage, dump, government, landscape, towing, bucket and service trucks, and emergency.

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Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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