The enhanced Detroit DD15 Gen 5 engine is helping Schneider—a provider of trucking, intermodal and logistics services— achieve fuel efficiency gains and meet sustainability initiatives.
Schneider has been working with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) through development and running Freightliner’s Cascadia equipped with the DD15 Gen 5 engines in high-mileage operations. Through early tests, Schneider 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 closely 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.
“Sustainability is part of every strategic decision we make at Schneider,” said Reich. “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, Product Marketing Manager, Detroit: “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.”