Freightliner’s 500,000th rolls off the line

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently celebrated the production of the 500,000th Freightliner truck at its Mount Holly plant in North Carolina.

The milestone vehicle — a medium-duty Freightliner Business Class M2 106 — was handed over to long-time customer Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the US. With the acquisition of the new truck, Duke Energy has completed its fleet, which consists of several hundred Freightliner vehicles.

“Ever since the plant was established in 1979, our employees’ diligent daily efforts have turned the production plant into what it is today — a state-of-the-art Daimler Trucks facility that meets the highest quality standards,” emphasised Martin Daum, DTNA president and chief executive.

A part of DTNA’s commercial vehicle production network, the Mount Holly plant manufactures medium and heavy-duty Freightliner Business Class trucks. In addition to conventional diesel engines, the Class 6 to 8 vehicles with gross vehicle weights of between nine and 36 tonnes are also available with hybrid and natural gas power plants.