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December 15, 2014

2014 Class 8 Update

We take a look at the current and upcoming models from Class 8 manufacturers.

December 15, 2014

Class 8 Update: As Economy Builds, Almost Everybody’s Buying

Builders report order upswings of 20% and more, along with gains for proprietary diesels and automated transmissions.

December 3, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Freightliner 122SD Road Test

On this installment of the Ultimate Test Drive, our Equipment Editor Jim Park tests out the Freightliner Extreme Heavy Haul 122SD on the road. But as you'll see, the hardest part of this test drive is finding a road challenging enough for the 122SD in Napa Valley.

View Part 1 Here. 

December 1, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: A Walk Around of the Freightliner 122SD

In our latest Ultimate Test Drive Video, Equipment Editor Jim Park does a walk around of Freightliner's Extreme Heavy Haul 122SD. This truck lives for roads that would break your average highway hauler in half.

November 18, 2014

Thermo King Inverters Recalled for Potential Fire Hazard

More than 250 model year 2014-2015 Freightliner Cascadia models trucks that came factory-equipped with certain Thermo King power inverters are part of a larger voluntary recall that also affects aftermarket-installed inverters.

November 5, 2014

Daimler Trucks Sets Record for Order Intake

Daimler Trucks North America announced that October was the company’s best month for orders of Class 6-8 trucks with 31,304 units ordered in NAFTA and export markets.

October 29, 2014

2015 Sprinter Gets Small Diesel, ‘Crosswind Assist'

A smaller and more economical diesel powertrain, new styling and safety features, and optional on-demand four-wheel drive are among features of 2015 Sprinter models.

October 17, 2014

2015 Medium-Duty Truck Trends

We take a look at the latest medium-duty offerings and highlight the 2015 models while manufacturers weigh in on industry trends and issues.

August 27, 2014

Daimler Celebrates 3 Millionth Vehicle

Daimler Trucks North America marked the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in North America.

August 13, 2014

Freightliner's S2G Propane-Autogas-Powered Truck Chassis

Built on FCCC's S2 chassis, the S2G's 8-liter, 325 hp engine supplied by Powertrain Integration offers clean-burning propane-autogas technology to heac The engine uses General Motors' long block and other components as its core.

August 4, 2014

More Than 1,000 Volvo, Nearly 200 Freightliner Trucks Recalled

Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.

July 30, 2014

Freightliner Adds 12-Liter Natural Gas Power to 114SD Severe-Duty Model

The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.

July 30, 2014

Freightliner Expands Options List for Vocational Models

Freightliner has added several new options to its medium and severe duty product line to improve safety, protect the trucks from their harsh operating environment and to improve payload capacity.

July 21, 2014

DTNA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

The total headquarters project requires a $150 million investment by Daimler Trucks North America. Work began in April 2014 to clear the land for construction of the new building with project completion slated for early 2016.

June 3, 2014

M2 106 Hybrid Approved for New York State’s Voucher Program, Daimler Says

The diesel-electric truck becomes eligible for a program that can pay up to half the incremental cost of acquisition. The program, called NYT-VIP, provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies, and is backed by several New York agencies

May 22, 2014

Integrated Powertrain Debuts from Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.

May 19, 2014

UAW Members Approve New Daimler Trucks Contract

United Auto Workers employees at Daimler Trucks North America’s facilities located in Cleveland, Mt. Holly and Gastonia, North Carolina, have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.

May 13, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Driving the Cascadia 113 With Natural Gas

In this three-parter, you'll get both a walk-around and a test drive of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 powered by a compressed natural gas Cummins-Westport ISX12 G with 400 horsepower.

May 9, 2014

Test Drive: Clarke-APG Dual-Fuel Glider

From the ground and behind the wheel, you’d think this Freightliner Columbia is brand new. This was obvious on a run out on Interstate 70 in eastern Missouri, pulling a hopper-bottom trailer with a heavy load of granulated lime destined for an animal-food plant in Montgomery City, west of St. Louis. It rode, shifted and ran like new, and was just as comfortable.

May 5, 2014

LNG Tanks Available as a Factory-Installed Option for Freightliner Cascadia Natural Gas Trucks

Freightliner Trucks now offers factory-installed liquefied natural gas fuel tanks for the Cascadia 113. This product offering joins the LNG and CNG offerings in the 114SD and the M2 112, which have been available as a factory installed option since 2009.

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