USA: $12.4M Order for Semis Hitting the Road
The M915 family are almost carbon copies of commercial tractor-trailer trucks; many of them are being up-armored with Crew Protection Kits for service in combat zones.
Well-known truck manufacturer Freightliner LLC in Portland, OR recently received a delivery order amount of $12.4 million as part of a $551.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for M915A3 Semis, M916A3 Light Equipment Transporters, and M915 Flatbed Trucks. Work will be performed in Portland, OR and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2008. Bids were solicited via the World Wide Web on April 21, 2000, and 2 bids were received by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI (DAAE07-00-D-S022).
This would appear to be the final delivery order; other Freightliner delivery orders were announced under this contract, whose number and negotiated date remain the same as the final amount changes: Sept 8/2000 ($34.1M order/ $389M), Nov 6/06 ($127.4M order/ $506.1M), and Nov 27/06 ($28.8M order/ $534.9M).