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DD15 Gen 5 delivers for Schneider

Dec. 28, 2020
DTNA’s enhanced Detroit engine designed to help high-mileage fleets boost fuel efficiency, meet sustainability initiatives

The enhanced Detroit DD15 Gen 5 engine is helping Schneider achieve fuel efficiency gains and meet sustainability initiatives, according to the logistics services provider and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

Schneider has been working with DTNA through development and running Freightliner’s Cascadia equipped with the DD15 Gen 5 engines in high-mileage operations. Through early tests, Schneider says it has noted “significant” improvements in both the efficiency and emissions reduction of its vehicles.

“We anticipate that the investment to DD15 Gen 5 engines in our Freightliner purchases will deliver positive fuel economy savings and are very important to reducing our carbon footprint,” said Rob Reich, Schneider executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “Schneider works closely with Daimler Trucks North America to test and develop new and innovative technologies. This is just one small example of the type of collaboration we have enjoyed for decades.”

Schneider worked with DTNA to test, validate and implement the DD15 Gen 5 engine. The updated engine design has an all-new EPA GHG21-compliant aftertreatment system, new ratings and improvements such as increased down speeding, better combustion and new swirl piston design, all of which contribute to fuel efficiency gains and reduced carbon dioxide emissions, according to DTNA.

“Sustainability is part of every strategic decision we make at Schneider,” Reich said. “When DTNA moved forward with its plan to meet emission targets by a year early, it was further evidence to us that DTNA and Schneider are aligned on our approach to sustainability.”

Added Len Copeland, Detroit product marketing manager: “We’re proud of our long-term collaboration with Schneider and we are pleased that our industry-leading innovations such as the DD15 Gen 5 engine contribute to our shared vision with Schneider of reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency.”

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