Ram Truck has begun shipping Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks from the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan to dealers within the United States.

Trucks are expected to arrive in showrooms across the United States over the next eight days.

Following EPA’s best-in-class certification of 28 MPG, Ram Truck received more than 8,000 orders for the fuel efficient truck armed with 420 lb.-ft. of torque and 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity.

Even more surprising is the amount of orders already paid for by customers — twice the corporate average of sold customer orders on a truck that customers have yet to test drive.

Chrysler began accepting preorders on Feb. 7.