Freightliner trucks will be manufactured at Mt. Holly, N.C. plant
FORT MILL, SC. – Sept. 22, 2014 – Freightliner Trucks today announced that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has ordered 67 Freightliner 114SD severe duty trucks for its fleet. All of the trucks will be manufactured at the Freightliner Mt. Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant in Mt. Holly, N.C.
Equipped with Cummins ISL9 engines built in Rocky Mount, N.C., the 114SD trucks will be used for a variety of applications throughout North Carolina, including refuse hauling, snow plowing and road repair. In total, NCDOT spec’d 15 different 114SD vehicle configurations.
“The 114SD is a tough and versatile work truck that is well-suited for a number of different applications. Our team worked collaboratively with NCDOT to meet all of their specific requirements,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We are proud that our North Carolina-manufactured trucks will be used throughout the state.”
In addition to the 114SD and Cummins engines, NCDOT’s new trucks will feature dump bodies and snow removal equipment manufactured by The Godwin Group in Dunn, N.C. The Godwin Group, one of the nation's largest truck equipment manufacturers, has partnered with NCDOT for more than 30 years.
Pat Godwin Jr., president of The Godwin Group of companies based in Dunn N.C. added: “This is a great day for North Carolina. These trucks are from the people, by the people and for the people of North Carolina. This is an example that manufacturing is alive and well in North Carolina and we are proud to be a part of this momentous occasion.”
Additional North Carolina-based partners include: Meritor driveline components from Fletcher, Forest City and Laurinburg in N.C., and Manning and York, in S.C., and axle components and structural plastics from ConMet in Monroe and Bryson City, N.C.
Terry Keith, vocational truck sales manager and his team at the Freightliner Charlotte Truck Center in Charlotte, N.C., reviewed the specifications and submitted the winning bid to NCDOT.
For more information, go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.
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.