Cargo Transporters Receives Delivery of First of $17 Million Daimler Truck Order

Freightliner’s Kirk Gavaghan presents keys to Danny Abernathy and Dennis Dellinger of Cargo Transporters

Cargo Transporters Begins Receiving $17 Million Daimler Order Manufactured in NC

Claremont, NC: Cargo Transporters, Inc. has began receiving order of over $17 million for new Freightliner Cascadia® models, which are being produced at Daimler Truck North America’s (DTNA) Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant located in Cleveland, NC.

“We are so proud to be able to purchase such a world-class product from DTNA, but more importantly, manufactured right here in North Carolina by our friends and neighbors,” says John Pope, Chairman. “We were at the plant in March to finalize the order. To know these trucks are being produced by a great group of North Carolinians and will be put to work by our professional drivers here in North Carolina and around the country is the best feeling.”

“We take our truck selection and specification process as seriously as anything we do in our business. The trucks and their design have everything to do with growing our culture of safety and advanced use of technology to assist our drivers as they cross the nation’s highways,” says Pope. “These trucks will be equipped with the Detroit Assurance driver safety package which we think is the most advanced object sensing and collision avoidance system available on the market today. The investment that DTNA has made on this ground-up design meshes perfectly with our culture of safety, efficiency, comfort for the driver and uptime for the customer.”

Cargo Transporters is a truckload carrier operating 525 trucks serving the continental US. Based in North Carolina, the company operates terminals in Claremont, Charlotte and Rocky Mount. The company employs over 700 people.

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From humble beginnings to becoming a leader in the transportation sector, Cargo Transporters has grown significantly over the decades.