Well-received: 500,000th Freightliner Truck Handed Over to Customer as It Rolls Off the Production Line







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: October 16, 2012
Categories: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Trucks

  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) produces 500,000th Freightliner truck at Mount Holly plant in North Carolina
  • The milestone vehicle - a medium-duty Freightliner Business Class M2 106 - rounds out the truck fleet of the U.S. power company Duke Energy

Mercedes-Benz Freightliner

Stuttgart / Mount Holly, North Carolina: Daimler´s commercial vehicle subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently celebrated the production of its 500,000th truck at its Mount Holly plant in North Carolina. The milestone vehicle - a medium-duty Freightliner Business Class M2 106 - was handed over to long-time customer Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the U.S. With the acquisition of the new truck, Duke Energy is completing its fleet, which consists of several hundred vehicles of the Freightliner brand.

“Ever since the plant was established in 1979, our employees' diligent daily efforts have turned the production plant into what it is today - a state-of-the-art Daimler Trucks facility that meets the highest quality standards,” emphasizes Martin Daum, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO.

Freightliner Plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina

A part of DTNA’s commercial vehicle production network, the Mount Holly plant manufactures medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner Business Class trucks. The Class 6 to 8 vehicles (with a gross vehicle weight of around 9 to 36 tonnes) are available as conventional versions as well as hybrid and natural gas trucks.

Daimler Trucks North America

About Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, with headquarters in Portland, Oregon, is the leading medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, and Thomas Built Buses brands. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company. Its global production network encompasses 27 locations. In 2011, Daimler Trucks sold approximately 426,000 vehicles worldwide, and earned revenues of €28.75 billion with a total workforce of more than 77,000 employees. The division has achieved extensive synergies with the creation of a multi-brand development network, a global powertrain production system, and a worldwide procurement organization.