DTNA recalls workers to meet EPA 2010 demand

Christopher Goodfellow - 3 July 2010

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has recalled 540 workers to its plant in North Carolina after receiving orders for more than 21,400 EPA 2010 compliant vehicles.

The company hopes to manufacture 67% more Class 8 heavy-duty trucks in July compared to the previous year, all of which will be equipped with SCR and require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

Mark Lampert, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for DTNA, said: "We have been able to sustain operation of all of our manufacturing facilities through the EPA07/EPA10 changeover without shutdown or interruption. That reflects the early readiness and maturity of our EPA10 engine and chassis combination."

In 2009 DTNA had the largest share of the US Class 8 market, at 31%, selling more than 29,000 vehicles.

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