Series 60 Comes through for Owner/Operator
DETROIT, Michigan – Detroit Diesel Corporation and its subsidiary, Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corporation, today announced it had donated a completely remanufactured Series 60 engine to Darlene Swift of Illinois to complement the truck make-over she received from the “Trick My Truck” show that is featured on Country Music Television (CMT).
Ms. Swift, who owns a Freightliner Classic XL powered by a Series 60 heavy-duty engine, was selected out of hundreds of entries to have her truck completely made-over with the help of CMT.
The make-over, which was performed by the Chrome Shop Mafia of 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Missouri, included the installation of new leather couches, a flat screen television, hardwood floors, new tires, new wheels, and even a dog shower for Ms. Swift’s constant companion on the road – her dog Roeper. In addition, although not part of the “Trick My Truck” show, Detroit Diesel donated a remanufactured Series 60 engine to go along with the enhancements to her new truck. The engine was installed courtesy of Barloworld Truck Center in Springdale, Arkansas.
“We continually look for ways of creating unique mutually beneficial relationships with our customers and are delighted at the chance of partnering with Darlene,” said Adam Arrington, General Manager of Barloworld’s Springdale dealership. “With facilities strategically located near major state and interstate highways, offering extended hours of service, and factory-trained technicians, Darlene is in good hands.”
“When we found out that the make-over didn’t include an engine, and seeing that her Series 60 has almost one million miles on it, we wanted to make sure we could help keep Darlene on the road for another million miles with one of our superbly remanufactured engines,” said Jim Morrow, President of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corporation. “This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the high-quality of our reliabilt® Series 60®. All components of our reliabilt engines are remanufactured to meet original specifications, or they are replaced with only genuine Detroit Diesel components.”
Ms. Swift hauls refrigerated goods cross country for Wayne Baker Trucking located in Taylor Ridge, Illinois. She estimates she’s on the road for up to three out of four weeks each month, so having a reliable and dependable engine to keep her moving is critical.
“I love my Series 60 engine so I was thrilled when I heard that Detroit Diesel was donating an engine to me to go along with my completely re-vamped truck,” said Darlene Swift, Owner/Operator. “I can’t wait to put another million miles or more on this Series 60. This engine delivers exactly what I need for my business and more.”
Barloworld Truck Center is one of the largest Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star dealers in the country with 11 full service dealerships and five body shops located in five states across South Central USA. Barloworld Truck Center is a regional market leader for heavy-duty truck sales and a subsidiary of Barloworld, an international brand management company.
Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corporation, a subsidiary of Detroit Diesel Corporation, remanufactures and markets a complete line of diesel engines and related products in North America, including the reliabilt brand. For more than 40 years, reliabilt has been one of the most respected names in the aftermarket business with ready-to-install products for on-highway and off-highway powersystems.
Detroit Diesel Corporation is the leading manufacturer of on-highway heavy-duty diesel engines for the commercial truck market. The company offers a complete line of engines from 170 to 515 horsepower for the on-highway and vocational markets. Through its corporate headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Diesel is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of these products, in addition to supporting alternative and hybrid engine strategies for the commercial truck marketplace. Detroit Diesel is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler and part of the Freightliner group of companies.
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