MATS 2002: Freightliner rolls out M2 at truck show

| 3/22/2002

Freightliner is showing off its new Business Class M2 medium-duty and vocational truck line to Louisville crowds this week.

The Business Class M2 can be customized to a number of commercial truck applications, working well in local and regional distribution, food and beverage delivery, fire and emergency services, fuel oil delivery, utilities, government services, towing and recover, agriculture and more.

With its tractor configuration and extended hood, rugged construction and roomy cab, it will be available in a 106-inch BBC configuration, the company said. Extended cabs and crew cabs will be available in late 2002. A 100-inch BBC model and a 112-inch BBC model will be ready by 2003. The new trucks offer a wide range of component options, including Mercedes-Benz engines and transmissions.

Production begins in June at Freightliner's truck manufacturing plant in Mt. Holly, NC.