ST. LOUIS – Freightliner Trucks today announced that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) has added two Freightliner Business Class® M2 106 trucks to its fleet.
The USMS worked closely with Columbus, Ohio-based Farber Specialty Vehicles to design their Business Class M2 106 trucks as mobile command posts. Used as “command centers”, these vehicles support the USMS and other law enforcement agencies in incident management by providing communications, data and general support. Incidents can range from large scale national emergencies such as tropical storms, to enforcement operations like fugitive round-ups.
According to Ken Farber, president, Farber Specialty Vehicles, the USMS selected the Freightliner Business Class M2 106 due to its durability and flexibility, because the USMS needs trucks that are reliable and capable of traveling long distances and operating for extended periods of time without issue.
“Some of the details that attracted the USMS to the Business Class M2 106 include its wide cab doors and easy engine accessibility. When its agents are on the move, the USMS needs a vehicle that won’t slow them down, and the Business Class M2 106 provides that convenience.”
Farber Specialty Vehicles has worked with Freightliner Trucks for more than 15 years. The family-owned business designs, develops and manufactures custom specialty vehicles for a wide variety of applications, including emergency services, swat, crime scene units, mobile health outreach, event marketing and technology labs.
“Because we serve so many different markets, we like the engine, transmission and options and flexibility that come with Business Class M2 trucks,” said Farber.
The Freightliner Business Class M2 line of trucks supports a wide range of bodies and chassis-mounted equipment, making it the ideal solution for pickup and delivery, towing, tanker and fire/emergency applications.
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.