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IBC Bakeries Purchases 309 Walk-In Van Chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation

August 18, 2003

Interstate Brands Corporation (IBC), the largest national wholesale baker and distributor of fresh-delivered bread and snack cakes in the U.S., purchased 309 Freightliner walk-in van chassis. The vehicles will deliver the company's name-brand baked goods. IBC, headquartered in Kansas City, MO, owns major bakery brands including Wonder®, Merita®, Butternut®, Hostess® and Dolly Madison®. "This is our largest purchase of delivery trucks in three years," said Steve Long, director of general procurement at Interstate Brands Corp. IBC purchased 181 MT-35 and 128 MT-45 SR chassis from Freightliner with varied specifications. "Freightliner's ability to customize their chassis to meet our exact requirements allowed us to add upgrades to all of our new trucks," said Long. The MT-35 chassis is in the light-duty class with a GVW (gross vehicle weight) rating of 10,000 pounds. The MT-45 SR is a medium-duty chassis with GVW ratings from 14,140 to 19,000 pounds. The IBC trucks were purchased through Westfall-Freightliner Truck Center, the FCCC dealer in Kansas City, MO. Also available from Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC) is the MT-55, with a GVW rating of up to 30,000 pounds. FCCC is headquartered in Gaffney, SC.
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