Detroit Diesel Delivers First BlueTec Customer Demo Units


Detroit Diesel Corporation has delivered its first two BlueTec® emissions technology customer demo units (CDU) to Schneider National, Inc., the nation's largest truckload carrier. The CDUs will be integrated into Schneider's fleet to gain valuable real-world experience with the technology in advance of EPA 2010 regulations.

Delivered in late January 2009, the Schneider CDUs are Freightliner Cascadias equipped with Detroit Diesel DD15™ engines, and have already logged more than 72 000 km.

Steve Duley, vice president of purchasing for Schneider National, noted that they keep close tabs on the units and provide Detroit Diesel feedback every day, including responses from drivers and technicians.

“By actually field testing the technology, we are putting the units into real-life situations, which ultimately helps Detroit Diesel engineers to identify every possible issue in advance,” said Mr. Duley. “We are confident the experience we gain from CDUs will give us additional time to prepare for the transition.”

Schneider's participation in the BlueTec field test is part of its ongoing commitment to running the most energy-efficient fleet in the industry.

Source: Detroit Diesel Corporation

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