Penske Truck Leasing orders 750 Freightliner and 600 Volvo SCR trucks

Christopher Goodfellow - 7 May 2010

Truck rental firm Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 Freightliner Cascadias and 600 Volvo VNs because of the manufacturers' use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, according to its procurement manager.

Marc Althen, senior vice-president administration and procurement at Penske, said: "Based on our own research and field testing, we determined that SCR emissions technology was the right fit for Penske and our customers to comply with the EPA2010 standards."

Scott Kress, vice-president of sales for Volvo, said: "Volvo's engines and SCR system are the most tested products in our company's history and are the right choice for EPA10," adding N670 tractors with Volvo D13 engines will deliver at least 5% better fuel economy than previous models, through the use of SCR and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

The Freightliner order includes 50 Cascadia 113-inch single-axle day cab tractors equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 engines, 450 Cascadia 125-inch tandem-axle day cab tractors equipped with DD13 engines and 250 Cascadia 125-inch tractors with a 72-inch raised roof and Detroit Diesel DD15 engines.

All of the Freightliner models incorporate Daimler's BlueTec exhaust gas treatment system to reduce NOx, particulate, and CO2 emissions and achieve higher fuel efficiency, and require the use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

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