Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. expanded its retail market share leadership position in diesel-pusher motorhome chassis in 2002, according to company officials, who cited Statistical Surveys Inc. data.
Last year, Freightliner’s market share in diesel pushers increased 5.6 percentage points to 45.6%, according to Statistical Surveys, an independent market research firm.
“We are very pleased that a large and growing number of RV customers continue to trust Freightliner products,” said Jack Conlan, president of Freightliner Custom Chassis, a unit of German-American auto and truck manufacturer DaimlerChrysler Co.
Freightliner’s closest competitor last year was Monaco Coach Corp.’s Roadmaster diesel pusher chassis assembly operation, which had a 32.6% market share.
Roadmaster supplies Monaco’s diesel-pusher motorhome assembly operations. Roadmaster’s only customer outside of Monaco is Swagman Motor Homes PLC, an Australian Class A motorhome builder that is owned by diesel-engine manufacturer Cummins Inc.
The other suppliers of diesel-pusher chassis to motorhome manufacturers is Spartan Motors Inc., and Workhorse Custom Chassis, currently a gasoline-engine motorhome chassis supplier, will enter the diesel chassis competition this summer.