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JB Poindexter announces General Truck Body, Transit Corp. acquisitions; partners with Freightliner Custom Chassis, Rivian

Acquisitions and new truck body offerings were the talk of JB Poindexter’s Work Truck Show press conference.

Fleet profile: UPS shares results of strong investment in alternative fuel

The package delivery giant is on its way to achieving 100% carbon neutrality by 2050.

Freightliner Custom Chassis talks electric walk-in van details, last-mile market roll out

What makes the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) battery electric walk-in MT50e van launch interesting is that it’s a next generation EV that can leverage the lessons learned by its beefier Freightliner eM2 and eCascadia brethren. Not only that, but Mike Stark, electric vehicle program manager, FCCC, noted that the truck chassis manufacturer works with

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. launches all-electric MT50e walk-in van

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has launched the MT50e, its all-electric Class 5 walk-in van that meets the rigorous demands of last-mile delivery without sacrificing power or performance. The MT50e’s range of 170 miles on a single charge and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 19,000 pounds provide a comparable product to the existing MT

Dana announces e-Axle production for Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.

Dana Inc. announced that it will begin production of its eS9000r e-Axle–the first in a line of Spicer Electrified Zero-6 e-Axles to support the market launch of the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) all-electric MT50e medium-duty last-mile delivery vehicle. Designed with a custom Spicer S130 rear drive axle, the propulsion system for the MT50e application

Freightliner Custom Chassis delivers 50,000th chassis to UPS

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) recently hit a milestone as it delivered its 50,000th chassis to UPS. Leaders from UPS, FCCC and FCCC parent company Daimler Trucks North America were on hand at FCCC headquarters in Gaffney, S.C., recently to mark the official delivery of the milestone chassis, which was specially branded and displayed for the

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Jeff Sather appointed president, CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Jeff Sather has accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of its subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC). In this position, Sather will lead all operations of the manufacturer of motorhome, walk-in van, school bus and commercial bus chassis. In his most recent role, Sather (pictured

Building on the foundation: Freightliner Custom Chassis sets its sights on expansion

Vocational trucks adapt to their applications—one day a box-truck is called upon to tackle P&D; the next, a dump truck is need to haul dirt to a jobsite. Regardless of the truck’s body, all vocational workhorses share a common steel skeletal structure and fuel-fired heart. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has been crafting truck, bus

Update: OEM alternative fuel offerings

Over the years, we have been witness to the ebb and flow of alternative fuels for on-highway vehicles, which has been driven the price and/or availability of oil. Typically, fleet applications drive the choice for specific alternative fuels. We asked truck original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) about the current alternative fuel trends and demands, and where fleets

Daimler invests $22.7 million in expanded Freightliner Custom Chassis facilities

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced a $22.7 million investment to expand facilities and improve operations at Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC) in South Carolina. According to Daimler, the investment will positively impact a number of key business operations for FCCC, including the construction of a new logistics center, as well as expansions of the current

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Ongoing commitment: UPS, partners continue deployment of alternative fueled vehicles

Behind the recent announcement that UPS plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations is that the company is also planning to deploy 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. The purchase represents a nearly 30% increase in UPS’s alternative fuel fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide. In the United States, UPS plans to

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Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. showcases expanded S2G applications

As it enters its first full year of production, the propane-autogas S2G chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) is demonstrating its capabilities for additional applications at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show. FCCC debuted the S2G at the 2013 Work Truck Show with an initial focus on marketing the truck to the propane delivery segment,

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