Freightliner adds transmission and safety options to SD series

Leading into the North American Commercial Vehicle show earlier this fall, Freightliner Trucks announced a host of new options for its 114SD and companion severe duty models:

Allison 4700 RDS Automatic Transmission. Available on the Freightliner 114SD and 122SD models, the 4700 RDS provides heavy vocational operators with improved start ability, two reverse gears, enhanced PTO options and durability required for severe applications.

LifeGuard RollTek Seats. In the unlikely event of a rollover, LifeGuard side-impact airbags inflate, the seat belt tightens and air-suspension seats compress to the lowest position to provide the driver additional protection.

Routing, clipping improvements. Freightliner’s entire vocational truck line has been updated with new standoff brackets and optimized routing and clipping of chassis electrical and plumbing harnesses to provide a cleaner installation and greater long-term durability. Consistent routing paths simplify body and equipment mounting.

Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Available across the Freightliner vocational product line, the system offers the potential for improved tire wear, fuel economy and overall vehicle performance.

M2 LED Headlights. The Freightliner M2 106 and M2 112 trucks can be spec’d with modular LED headlights to improve night visibility and reduce maintenance costs.


The LifeGuard RollTek seat is available on Freightliner 108SD, 112SD, 114SD and 122SD models.