Freightliner Trucks to Include SIRIUS Satellite Radio Service on Heavy- and Medium-Duty Truck Models
PORTLAND, OREGON…Freightliner Trucks announced today that vehicles equipped with a factory-installed Delphi stereo system and SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner will include one full year of SIRIUS Satellite Radio service for the customer. This offer is available for vehicles built after February 1, 2005.
“Freightliner Trucks is proud to be the first OEM to include a year of SIRIUS radio service for our customers,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “We believe this offer will generate significant interest from fleet customers as well as owner-operators as a valuable driver-benefit.”
SIRIUS Satellite Radio provides coast-to-coast entertainment, including 65 channels of commercial-free music. SIRIUS also offers over 55 channels of news, talk, weather, traffic and entertainment, as well as coverage of professional and collegiate sporting events from around the country.
Since its introduction over two years ago, satellite radio has become a very popular feature for commercial vehicle operators. To date, there are an estimated four million satellite radio subscribers, with approximately 600,000 subscribers in the commercial driver market alone.
This offer of SIRIUS satellite radio service is available on the Freightliner Coronado®, Century Class S/T®, Columbia®, Classic XL®, Classic™, FLD SD™, Argosy® and all vehicles in the Business Class M2® product. These vehicles must be equipped with a factory-installed Delphi stereo and SIRIUS satellite radio tuner and antenna in order to receive the one-year SIRIUS subscription. These audio products are supplied to Freightliner Trucks by Pana-Pacific, the exclusive distributor of Delphi products to the commercial vehicle market.
“SIRIUS has been extremely popular with commercial operators since its introduction two years ago and we are delighted to work with Freightliner Trucks,” said Tom Steckbeck, Vice-President of Non-Automotive OEM and Specialty Markets for SIRIUS.
Lampert added, “Including SIRIUS’ premier satellite radio service for our customers complements our extensive and comprehensive line of features already available for all vehicles in the Freightliner Trucks product line.”
SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most exciting sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, and is the Official Satellite Radio partner of the NFL.
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.