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Daimler Trucks North America delivers 1,000th natural gas truck

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the delivery of its 1,000th natural gas truck and is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone.

DTNA turned over the key to the natural gas truck, the first Freightliner 114SD M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) truck with a Cummins Westport ISL G engine, to customer Ryder System, Inc. during a ceremony to commemorate the milestone at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

The Freightliner CNG truck is powered by a Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9 liter engine, the only one of its kind that is a factory-produced, dedicated natural gas engine. The 1,000th Freightliner natural gas vehicle was manufactured at DTNA’s plant in Mt. Holly, North Carolina.

DTNA leads the automotive manufacturing market in the production of natural gas powered conventional commercial vehicles with a combined sales figure of 3,600 natural gas vehicles across its Daimler Trucks North America brands, including Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis. The company also celebrated its 1,000th hybrid vehicle earlier this year at the DTNA manufacturing plant in Mt. Holly, North Carolina.

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