A two-decade partnership among two of the most trusted and respected names in the work-truck and parcel-delivery industries reached a major milestone, as Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) delivered its 50,000th chassis to UPS.
Leaders from UPS and FCCC were on hand at FCCC headquarters in Gaffney, S.C., to mark the official delivery of the milestone chassis, which was specially branded and displayed for the event. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of FCCC parent company Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), was on hand with other DTNA leaders for the celebration, along with elected officials and civic leaders from Gaffney and Cherokee County.
FCCC began its partnership with UPS in 1996, delivering more than 600 units of its legendary MT-45 chassis that first year. FCCC has delivered more than 1,000 chassis in a year to UPS 13 times since 1996, with a peak of more than 6,000 in 2015.
While more than half of the 50,000 chassis delivered to UPS have been either gas- or diesel-powered, FCCC and UPS have long developed and deployed a range of alternative-fuel products including hybrid-electric, hydraulic hybrid, electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), and propane autogas.