Freightliner LLC is closing its Reconfigured Day Cab manufacturing operation in Tooele UT. Shutdown of manufacturing operations will occur on a phased basis through October and early November 2006. The Reconfigured Day Cab product was marketed by Freightliner Market Development Corp (FMDC), the Freightliner LLC division responsible for used-truck remarketing and the SelecTrucks brand.
The Tooele operation was initiated in 2000 amid a market shortage of quality used day cabs and depressed sleeper cab values. The 80,000-square-foot facility was dedicated to refurbishing and reconfiguring used heavy-duty vehicles.
Now, after several years, FMDC leaders are discontinuing the reconfiguration operation due to strengthened used truck values, an increased demand for used sleeper cabs, and a more balanced availability of as-built day cabs.