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September 25, 2017

Freightliner Offers New Cab Configurations for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available in mid-roof cab configurations for regional overnight haulers and segments such as bulk haul and flatbeds.

September 25, 2017

Hendrickson 6x2 Liftable Forward Tandem Axle Available on Cascadia

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has partnered with Freightliner Trucks to offer the OptiMaax 6x2 liftable forward tandem axle on the new Cascadia, the company announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

September 8, 2017

DTNA Breaks Ground on Logistics Center

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) broke ground, paving the way for a modern logistics center at its Cleveland, N.C. truck manufacturing plant.

August 1, 2017

Freightliner Offers eNow Solar Charging on Cascadia

Freightliner Cascadia raised-roof sleeper trucks can now be ordered with the eNow eCharge solar system as a pre-delivery installation.

July 27, 2017

Freightliner Updates Team Run Smart Website

Freightliner Trucks has launched a new version of its Team Run Smart website, an online community that truck drivers can use to find information on a variety of topics.

July 27, 2017

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

July 20, 2017

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.

June 20, 2017

Truck-Lite Components Come Standard on New Cascadia

For the 2018 model year, several Truck-Lite components will be standard on Freightliner’s flagship new Cascadia.

May 30, 2017

Ultimate Test Drive: New Cascadia's Intelligent Powertrain [Video]

In this Ultimate Test Drive road test, Equipment Editor Jim Park takes Freightliner's new Cascadia on the road to see how the truck's Intelligent Powertrain Management system optimizes fuel economy for the situation. 

May 18, 2017

HDT's Day At The Races [Photos]

The Bandit Series is looking to bring big rig racing back to America. One of the series' permier sponsors, Minimizer, invited HDT to attend the thrid race on the circuit at the Montgomery Motor Speedway, just outside Mongomery, Alabama. Minimizer chief Craig Kruckeburg likes to take his turn behind the wheel, and provided fans with some excitement when a mix-up in turn four put his Ford tractor into the wall. But no one was hurt and a good time was had by all. Photos: Jack Roberts

April 14, 2017

Freightliner Custom Chassis Building $22M Logistics Facility

A new logistics facility is the centerpiece of a $22.7 million investment expected to affect a number of key business operations for FCCC.

March 7, 2017

Freightliner's Inside Man

Daimler Trucks North America's CEO just got a big promotion. And that could turn up the heat on the already scorching truck technology race on this side of The Pond, speculates Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

February 22, 2017

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

February 2, 2017

Earnings Watch: Daimler 2016 Profit Hits Record High

The parent company to names such as Freightliner, Western Star, and Mercedes reported the best year in the company’s history, and it's expanding investment in research and development, focusing on "digitization," autonomous tech and connectivity.

February 2, 2017

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is set to celebrate a century of innovation with anniversaries of Freightliner, Detroit, Western Star, and Thomas Built Bus brands.

February 1, 2017

Freightliner Puts New Cascadia into Production

Freightliner Trucks has begun production of its new Cascadia tractor, starting with 126-inch BBC Day Cab and 72-inch Raised Roof Sleeper Cab models.

December 21, 2016

Ultimate Test Drive: New Cascadia Sleeper Lounge [Video]

In the third video of our series on Freightliner's New Cascadia, Equipment Editor Jim Park takes us into the sleeper area, highlighting some clever innovations that will make off-duty time more comfortable and enjoyable. Part 1Part 2 

December 19, 2016

Commentary: Bringing the Diagnostics to the Fleet

Mobile Express Assessment lets the customer make an educated decision about vehicle repairs before sending a truck to the dealer.

December 14, 2016

Ultimate Test Drive: Freightliner's New Cascadia Pt. 2 [Video]

In the second video of our five-part series on Freightliner's New Cascadia, equipment editor Jim Park checks out the cab area, revealing the new interior as well as the some of the technology that makes the truck safer and more fuel efficient. View Part 1 here.

December 13, 2016

Ultimate Test Drive: Freightliner's New Cascadia Pt. 1 [Video]

This five-part series examines Freightliner's New Cascadia. It's not a rework or a remake of the popular Cascadia, but a clean-page design that improves much of what made it popular. In Part 1, equipment editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the aerodynamic enhancements that do much to improve the truck's fuel efficiency. 

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