Freightliner Trucks Showcases 114SD CNG at World of Concrete
LAS VEGAS – Freightliner Trucks today announced that it has started production on its 114 Severe Duty set-back axle truck with compressed natural gas (CNG) technology. An 114SD CNG truck with a 17-foot dump body will be showcased at the Freightliner Trucks booth at the 2012 World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
Introduced in May 2011, the 114SD CNG is part of Freightliner’s expanded SD vocational product line. The versatile 114SD CNG is designed for severe duty segments such as construction; and is also ideal for dump, refuse and sewer vac customers. Factory-built, the lightweight yet tough 114SD CNG also features a chassis engineered for ease of body upfit.
“The Freightliner 114SD natural gas truck is the complete package – a rugged truck equipped to tackle the toughest of jobs – that also benefits the environment and the bottom line,” said Robert Carrick, manager, vocational sales – natural gas for Freightliner Trucks. “With our customers increasingly demanding natural gas products, we decided to engineer CNG capability into the 114SD as an option from the product’s inception. The 114SD natural gas product line helps our customers work smart while also realizing a greener bottom line.”
The 114SD CNG is equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine, which is designed for superior fuel economy, performance and dependability with near-zero emissions.
Freightliner Trucks’ commitment to green technologies is part of parent company Daimler AG’s global Shaping Future Transportation initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative is focused on reducing criteria pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption through the utilization of clean, efficient drive systems and alternative fuels.
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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.