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Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)  /  March 6, 2019

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation has added new powertrain options for its chassis lineup including new propane, compressed natural gas and traditional diesel engines.

The company’s S2G chassis now comes with two engine options – an 8.0L as well as a new 8.8L from FCCC’s DriveForce lineup of non-diesel engines. New for 2019, the DriveForce 8.8L is a factory-installed liquid propane autogas engine that puts out 270 horsepower and 565 lb.-ft. of torque. It  features a GVWR of up to 33,000 pounds and is paired with either an Allison 2500RDS or 2550RDS automatic transmission with PTO provision and comes with a 60-gallon LPG fuel tank.

FCCC has also added a CNG version of its MT chassis that is powered by a 6.0L V8 offering 308 horsepower and 367 lb.-ft. of torque.

DriveForce offers more powertrain options for dealers, OEMs and end-users  and is supported and maintained by Freightliner’s nationwide dealer network and 24/7 factory-direct customer service.

The company also announced a version of its MT chassis that is powered by a DD5 diesel engine from Detroit. The DD5 offers up to 240 horsepower and up to 660 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to an Allison 1000-2000 six-speed automatic transmission and features a GVW of up to 30,000 pounds.

In addition, the DD5’s integrated engine brake provides improved braking horsepower and extended service brake life - as well as Detroit’s Virtual Technician connectivity, which provides remote diagnostic services and integration with FCCC’s 24/7 factory-direct service and nationwide dealer network.

Lastly, FCCC unveiled a version of its OptiView all-digital dash designed specifically for the commercial truck market.

OptiView brings the features and benefits of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan’s digital dash to work truck fleets. Initially developed for the luxury RV market, OptiView’s commercial debut offers the work-truck segment a fully integrated safety system with an easy-to-read interface. Drivers now have a user-friendly system offering a number of features designed to increase driver awareness and protection.

Features include:

  • Anti-glare display with bright graphics, clear fonts and streamlined menu structure
  • Integrated with a 360-degree, high-resolution camera system capability - eliminating danger zones from all sides of the vehicle
  • Bluetooth mobile connectivity for hands-free-device use and DriveTech Wheel controls
  • Haptic steering wheel and obstacle detection
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Stability control

FCCC expects OptiView to be available on select chassis products by the end of 2019.


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