Brenntag North America, Inc., a major supplier of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), has taken delivery of a new Freightliner Cascadia SCR tractor with a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine.
This SCR truck is already servicing customers in Brenntag’s northeast region.
“The decision to use SCR technology was an easy one” said Denny Eisenhofer, VP Operations, Brenntag Northeast. “First of all, Brenntag is a major player in the DEF distribution business both here and in Europe. And in addition to helping the environment, we believe SCR technology will provide significant economic benefits for the company.” The truck was purchased from Horwith Freightliner in Allentown, Pa. Performance will be monitored and measured against other trucks in the Brenntag fleet, which nationally comprises more than 600 tractors.
Brenntag North America participates in a wide range of socially responsible programs dedicated to making a positive environmental impact wherever it operates. Currently, Brenntag is implementing a program called Green Truck – Blue Sky to provide public information on the environmental benefits of programs such as SCR and DEF. The website will be launched in the first quarter of this year.
Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution (based on most recent market data). Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally.
With over 10,000 products and a vast supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop shop solutions to more than 150,000 customers. The value-added services include just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management, drum return handling as well as technical services. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Brenntag operates a global network with more than 400 locations in over 60 countries. In 2008 the company realized global sales of EUR 7.4 billion (USD 10.8 billion) with more than 11,000 people.
Brenntag’s environmentally friendly truck will be on display in the "SCR for 2010" Exhibit, Booth No. 30195 Mid-America Trucking Show, March 25-27 in Louisville, KY.
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