The milestone truck is a Freightliner Cascadia 125-in. sleeper equipped with a Detroit DD15 TC engine. The truck features decals on the driver’s door that mark the milestone and commemorate the long-term relationship between the two companies with the words, “Strong Relationships Last a Lifetime.”
“Freightliner Trucks has a reputation for building a quality product that is reliable and performs well for both drivers and the technicians servicing the equipment,” said Burton Weis, vice president, human resources for USA Truck. “Our relationship with Freightliner spans more than 25 years and is a testament to our business’ understanding of each other’s needs.”
USA Truck first partnered with Freightliner Trucks in 1988 when it purchased its first model.
“Our 5,000th truck is one of several hundred vehicles that we will take possession of as we continue to modernize to maintain a young and efficient fleet,” said Weis.
“We are proud of our history with USA Truck, and look forward to continuing to provide them with leading-edge solutions. The 5,000th Freightliner is an important milestone for both companies, and we are pleased to celebrate this achievement,” said Chris Lampert, North Central region general manager for Freightliner Trucks.
The 5,000th truck will be driven by longtime USA Truck driver Eddie Wilson. Wilson, a 28-year USA Truck employee, is a Gold Member of the company’s President’s Million Mile Club with more than 3 million safe driving miles.