With its enhanced safety features and a driver-focused design, the Freightliner EconicSD waste collection truck is a modern, innovative solution for the refuse segment.
"Market demand for the Freightliner EconicSD has exceeded our expectations and confirmed our premise that there was a critical need for this vehicle in the refuse segment. We have already sold our first round of trucks," said Richard Saward, general manager, vocational sales for Freightliner Trucks. "Every indication is that this industry has been underserved on safety and technology. For this reason, we believe the Freightliner EconicSD is a game changer in waste collection."
A first for the brand's vocational lineup, the Freightliner EconicSD comes standard with the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems - which includes active brake assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and side guard assist.
"Many of our on-highway fleets throughout North America have already experienced the benefit from Detroit Assurance, and we're proud to bring these innovative safety technologies to neighborhood streets," noted Saward.
The vehicle's expansive windshield and enhanced mirror system both reduce blind spots and provide panoramic views for outstanding visibility at every turn. When combined with the truck's lower seat orientation, drivers have clear views of their surroundings.