Freightliner, Allison partnering on “optimized” vocational packaging

Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Truck North America, has announced it is partnering with Allison Transmission, Inc. to offer Allison Optimized “driveline packages” for vocational vehicles

Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Truck North America, has announced it is partnering with Allison Transmission, Inc. to offer Allison Optimized “driveline packages” for vocational vehicles.

The truck maker said “Allison Optimized is a holistic approach to configuring a vehicle’s driveline that delivers optimal performance, durability, fuel efficiency and driveline protection for specific vocational trucks.”

Coupling the optimized package with a Freightliner Trucks vocational chassis, “customers can expect a truck that is spec’d for optimum performance and ready to tackle the day to day rigors of vocational applications.”

Freightliner Trucks is launching the new venture at the World of Concrete show being held this week in Las Vegas. At the show, the Allison Optimized Packages will be featured on the all-new Freightliner Coronado dump truck as ell as on and Freightliner Business Class M2 trucks.

“The Allison Optimized partnership not only reinforces our brand positioning of efficient business solutions but takes it to the next level,” said Melissa Clausen, director of product marketing, Freightliner Trucks.

The Allison Optimized packages will be featured on Freightliner chassis for specific vocational applications beginning in the second quarter of 2010. Additional Allison Optimized Packages will be introduced throughout the year that will be aimed at both vocational and over-the-road trucks, the truck maker noted.

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