LLC announced July 2 that the recent restructuring of DaimlerChrysler’s
Commercial Vehicles Division would result in Detroit Diesel LLC’s
engines eventually becoming a Freightliner-exclusive product.
part of the restructuring, Detroit Diesel will now fall under
the leadership of Freightliner LLC President and CEO Rainer Schmueckle.
said in a statement that with very few exceptions, Freightliner
parts would no longer be provided to outside companies, unless
the company is currently under contract to receive parts from
Freightliner or Detroit Diesel.
Diesel had fallen under DaimlerChrysler’s Powersystems unit, but
will now become part of its NAFTA Truck Business, which Schmueckle
now heads. However, he stressed that it would remain a separate
company within the business and not a division of Freightliner.
said the announcement did not mean that Freightliner wouldn’t
deploy third-party components for its own trucks in the United
restructuring will take effect Jan. 1.