Schneider Sees Fuel Efficiency Gains with New Detroit DD15 Gen 5


New engines further Schneider’s commitment to sustainability initiatives

PORTLAND, Ore. – Dec. 16, 2020 – The enhanced Detroit DD15 Gen 5 engine is helping Schneider (NYSE: SNDR), a premier provider of trucking, intermodal and logistics services achieve fuel efficiency gains and meet sustainability initiatives.

Schneider has been working with Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) through development and running Freightliner’s Cascadia equipped with the DD15 Gen 5 engines in high-mileage operations. Through early tests, Schneider has noted significant improvements in both the efficiency and emissions reduction of its vehicles.

“We anticipate that the investment to DD15 Gen 5 engines in our Freightliner purchases will deliver positive fuel economy savings and are very important to reducing our carbon footprint,” said Rob Reich, Schneider executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “Schneider works closely with Daimler Truck North America to test and develop new and innovative technologies. This is just one small example of the type of collaboration we have enjoyed for decades.”

Schneider worked closely with DTNA to test, validate and implement the DD15 Gen 5 engine. The updated engine design has an all-new EPA GHG21-compliant aftertreatment system, new ratings and improvements such as increased down speeding, better combustion and new swirl piston design – all of which contribute to fuel efficiency gains and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.

“Sustainability is part of every strategic decision we make at Schneider,” said Reich. “When DTNA moved forward with its plan to meet emission targets by a year early, it was further evidence to us that DTNA and Schneider are aligned on our approach to sustainability.”

Added Len Copeland, product marketing manager, Detroit: “We’re proud of our long-term collaboration with Schneider and we are pleased that our industry-leading innovations such as the DD15 Gen 5 engine contribute to our shared vision with Schneider of reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency.”

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About Detroit

Detroit® is a single-source trucking business solution that offers mid-range and heavy-duty diesel engines, transmissions, axles, safety systems and connected vehicle services for on-highway and vocational commercial markets. Detroit products are sold and serviced through a network of hundreds of locations in North America. For more information, or to find the nearest Detroit location, visit Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Truck North America.

About Daimler Truck North America

Daimler Truck North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Truck North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Truck North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

About Schneider

Schneider is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, Port Logistics and Logistics Consulting.

With nearly $5 billion in annual revenue, Schneider has been safely delivering superior customer experiences and investing in innovation for over 80 years. The company’s digital marketplace, Schneider FreightPower®, is revolutionizing the industry giving shippers access to an expanded, highly flexible capacity network and provides carriers with unmatched access to quality drop-and-hook freight – Always Delivering, Always Ahead.

For more information about Schneider, visit or follow the company socially on LinkedIn and Twitter: @WeAreSchneider.


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