Christopher Goodfellow - 8 June 2012
Freightliner Trucks' new Cascadia Evolution will deliver a 7% enhancement on the fuel economy of previous EPA 2010 compliant models with improvements in aerodynamics, weight reduction and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) repackaging.
DD15's BlueTec 1-Box SCR package, which requires Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), has been optimized to decrease size, weight and complexity.
David Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America, said: "With the introduction of the Cascadia and Detroit DD15 in 2007, our priority was to help customers lower their total cost of ownership through improved fuel efficiency and performance. The Cascadia and the DD15 have since made a powerful impression on businesses."
According to a statement from the company, the new vehicles aerodynamic improvements include: several frontal area updates designed to improve airflow and aerodynamics including a new air dam, bumper closure and a hood-to-bumper fill; an improved windshield seal, elliptical-shaped aerodynamic mirrors and an integrated antenna; and new wheel covers on the rear tandem axles, chassis side fairings and 20-inch side extenders.
The newly designed DD15 engine features a proprietary asymmetric turbocharger with a next-generation amplified common rail system.
Christopher Goodfellow - 27 October 2010
Manufactures of off-road vehicles that have used Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet Tier 4 Interim emissions standards have achieved four to six percent fuel savings compared to previous models. Sam Freesmeyer, Director of Engineering at AGCO, told delegates at Integer's Diesel Emissions Conference in San Diego that...
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...
Christopher Goodfellow - 30 April 2010
Daimler Trucks North America has already received over 10,000 orders for vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction, which requires Diesel Exhaust Fluid, from its EPA2010 compliant range. David Hames, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America, said: "SCR is the industry's premier solution for...