Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, recently delivered its first two trucks equipped with BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust treatment technology to meet EPA 2010 emission standards to customers for testing.
The vehicles were sent to the largest truckload carrier company in the US, Schneider National, Inc. Schneider National has been obtaining its engines from Detroit Diesel since 1991, and more than 90% of its fleet vehicles are powered by Detroit Diesel engines.
The two customer demonstration vehicles are Freightliner Cascadia trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel DD15 engines with BlueTec technology. Prior to delivery, these trucks were already tested over a distance of 45,000 miles (approximately 70,000 kilometers). The vehicles are now being integrated into Schneider National’s truck fleet for testing under everyday conditions.
Detroit Diesel decided in 2005 to use BlueTec technology to meet the upcoming EPA 2010 emissions standards. in Europe. More than 200,000 Mercedes-Benz BlueTec trucks are on the road in Europe, and have accumulated more than 20 million kilometers combined.