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Daimler’s Freightliner plant in Cleveland to start producing natural gas trucks

Salisbury Post -- CLEVELAND — Daimler Trucks North America is set to begin producing natural gas trucks this year at the Freightliner plant in Cleveland, following the lead of the company’s Mount Holly plant, which began doing so in 2009.

Greg Treinen, segment manager for Daimler, said the company made about 700 trucks with natural gas engines during 2012.

“That number will increase significantly in 2013 as it begins producing the heavy duty Cascadia model with the all new Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine,” he said.

During a December meeting of the Cleveland Planning Board, Freightliner representatives said the plant is expected to produce about 200 such trucks this year.

The company has not said whether that will require hiring additional employees.

According to the company’s webs


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:09:58 PM

nice to see CNG, but that also means, more fracking.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:54:49 AM

Good.
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:20:12 AM

Great to hear.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 4:50:49 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 3:44:37 AM

Good
rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:55:42 AM

heartbroken2010 - "well , at least some jobs will come of this."

Where does the article say that?
crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:12:56 PM

jobs
old news
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:07:13 PM

well , at least some jobs will come of this.
naspa
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:07:11 PM

Freightliner appears like a good car but it comes at least $10,000 more expensive than the competition. For that much money lot of people will prefer something more affordable.after all, we are still in a recession with no end in sight.
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:06:38 PM

and how are they going to fuel them, stations are not everywhere for natural gas.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:06:08 PM

Good luck
Spankster85
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:05:59 PM

Since it is Daimler producing them I suspect they won't last very long.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:05:45 PM

Hope it works for Daimler!
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:05:18 PM

Natual gas prices will rise when trucks start using it.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:04:44 PM

Nice
Delight777
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:04:09 PM

keep forwarding!
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:01:49 PM

Okay.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:01:16 PM

Old News
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:55:24 PM

Now they need somewhere to fuel these trucks.

And our cars too.
getalong
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:55:21 PM

left hand feeds the right
skybiker
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:55:13 PM

Natgas works good for trucks...
TKDBlackBelt
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:50:03 PM

Sounds like a good idea to take the pressure off of gas/diesel prices. I just hope it doesn't raise the cost of my natural gas at home.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:48:37 PM

good
mdotson
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:45:26 PM

How long does it take to refuel?
CharlieC08
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:42:32 PM

Might work.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:38:17 PM

Are they that stupid?
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:37:07 PM

need cars
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:33:13 PM

wayoung56:
portable bombs waiting to explode...The same could be said about gasoline???
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:30:50 PM

might as well
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:30:30 PM

I am sure there will be more fleet use for now, but should relieve pressure on gas prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:28:57 PM

portable bombs waiting to explode...
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:28:18 PM

natural gas prices to go up soon.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:27:47 PM

About time.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:26:29 PM

great.moving forward.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:20:56 PM

While NG may be part of the solution it is not the solution
As demand for NG increase so will the price and then you will be paying more to fuel your car ,heat your home and for electricity
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:19:24 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:19:21 PM

Awesome, you got to love innovation!
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:19:06 PM

money to be made...money to be saved..win win
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:17:07 PM

excellent
us4usa
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:16:43 PM

This in great news, the sooner we switch over to NG the sooner we tell OPEC to kiss our A$$...
suzmar
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:15:45 PM

Great idea, let's take advantage of the natural gas glut we have.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:14:08 PM

Yea!!
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:12:59 PM

big deal- i am sure obama will support this with OUR money and give them all kinds of tax breaks and then they will turn around and sell us the trucks for 10-15k more than a diesel
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:12:50 PM

That's amazing
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:08:47 PM

that's sounds great
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:07:20 PM

we need to use more natural gas
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:07:01 PM

Good stuff
Chris46
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:05:48 PM

Good news!
NAVYHM
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:02:23 PM

GOOD FOR MY CLEVELAND, OHIO...
milespergallon
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 8:59:00 PM

Good news, getting better all the time
jorod55
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 8:53:02 PM

About 2 years late.
But that's Daimler Trucks North America for ya.
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