Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), provided the keynote address at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo 2011 in California last week. In his address, Daum made specific note of the company’s many achievements in the alternative fuel sector, including being the first OEM to bring a factory-produced conventional natural gas truck to market. The company, which has already delivered nearly 1,600 natural gas-powered Thomas Built Buses and FCCC buses and walk-in-vans, will also deliver its 1,000th natural gas vehicle since 2008 under the Sterling and Freightliner brands later this year.
Daum noted: “DTNA is very proud of our important accomplishments in the efficiency improvement, natural gas and hybrid fields, but we have to continue to drive technology further. We see tremendous growth opportunities for our line-up of ultra efficient products, and are extremely excited about the market potential here.”
DTNA, a platinum sponsor of the conference, highlighted its industry-leading array of alternative fuel products in its booth, including its Business Class M2 112 CNG and LNG trucks; a Freightliner Cascadia® CNG tractor; and a Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX CNG.
“DTNA has developed some of the most advanced clean-burning alternative fuel products available today, clearly demonstrated by our wide selection of natural gas and hybrid-electric products,” said Richard Shearing, director, product planning for Daimler Trucks North America. “By building upon our proven engineering, we can offer our customers the latest in alternative fuel products without compromising power, performance and efficiency.”
This article compiled using information from a Daimler Trucks North America press release.