Freightliner Trucks Releases Next Generation Body Builder CD for Business Class® M2 Product Line
CD Offers Improved Interface and Functionality
ATLANTA, GEORGIA…At the NTEA World Truck Show today, Freightliner Trucks rolled out its latest version of body builder information, the Business Class M2 Resource CD, Version 3.0. This interactive tool is designed to help body builders, dealers and customers construct the right truck for their business needs by engaging them in vehicle dimension design before a truck is physically built.
“The new M2 Resource CD is outstanding, innovative technology which offers huge time-savings for users when spec’ing out one of our vehicles for body installation,” stated Jonathan Randall, Director of Product Marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “This software offers exceptional advantages and options for our customers and dealers.”
The M2 Resource CD, Version 3.0 offers digital spec’ing abilities for the complete Business Class M2 product line which includes the 100, 106, 112, 106V and 112V truck models. Users can pick from a multitude of vehicle views including exterior, interior, axle, engine and component dimensions. The user is able to construct important dimensions of the vehicle, from the cab configuration down to the exhaust system, while utilizing this inventive program.
First introduced in July 2002, the Business Class M2 Body Builder Resource CD has been upgraded in Version 3.0 to include improved graphics and an expanded viewing area, making dimensions and drawings easier to read and print. The extra room achieved by expanding the viewing area has also improved navigation. Scrolling through multiple pages has been minimized and it is no longer necessary to return to the main menu to start new dimensional designs on a different area of the vehicle. Additionally, a user can select a new base model through the top navigation bar.
Rich Hakalmazian, salesperson at the Freightliner of Arizona dealership, tested the software. “To say the M2 Resource CD is user-friendly is an understatement,” Hakalmazian said. “Not only is this a great tool for making our jobs easier, it helps us work smarter. The information on the CD provides an understanding of the whys and wherefores in applications and engineering, making us the knowledgeable sales professionals our customers are looking for.”
Additional features of the new CD include the ability to save configurations and recall them later, eliminating repetition, and the ability to capture data codes in print mode for convenient reference. Chassis and body relevant dimensions are also consolidated in the new version.
“Version 3.0 of the M2 Resource CD is like the Business Class M2 product line itself: it’s a great improvement on an industry-leading original,” added Randall.
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner LLC produces and markets Class 3-8 trucks and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.