Freightliner Trucks Partners with Allison Transmission to Offer Optimized Drive-line Packages for Vocational Trucks

PORTLAND, ORE. – Freightliner Trucks is proud to announce a partnership with Allison Transmission, Inc. to offer Allison Optimized packages for vocational markets.

Allison Optimized is a holistic approach to configuring a vehicle’s driveline that delivers optimal performance, durability, fuel efficiency and driveline protection for specific vocational trucks. Partnered with Freightliner Truck’s industry leading vocational chassis, customers can expect a truck that is spec’d for optimum performance and ready to tackle the day to day rigors of vocational applications.

Freightliner Trucks will officially launch this new venture at the World of Concrete trade show, February 2-5, in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the show, the Allison Optimized Packages will be featured on the all-new Freightliner Coronado® dump truck and Freightliner Business Class® M2 trucks.

“Freightliner is an industry leader in durability, reliability and efficiency. The essence of our Run Smart branding is integrated into every aspect of our product, including its components. The Allison Optimized partnership not only reinforces our brand positioning of efficient business solutions but takes it to the next level,” said Melissa Clausen, Director of Product Marketing, Freightliner Trucks.

Allison Optimized packages will be featured on Freightliner chassis for specific vocational applications beginning in the second quarter of 2010. Additional Allison Optimized Packages will be introduced throughout the year that target vocational and over the road segments.

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.

Allison Transmission, Inc. (Allison) is the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Allison products are specified by over 250 of the world‘s leading vehicle manufacturers and are used in many market sectors including bus, refuse, fire, construction, distribution, military and specialty applications. Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,900 people. Regional headquarters with dedicated support staff are located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Japan. With a global presence in 80 countries, Allison has over 1,500 distributor and dealer locations. More information about Allison is available at

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