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June 24, 2015

QuickSpin: Freightliner 122SD 8x8 Extreme Heavy-Haul

Freightliner can build its 122SD heavy-haul vocational chassis into any number of extreme configurations, but this oil-field hauler is one to be reckoned with. This truck lives for roads that would break your average highway hauler in half.

June 23, 2015

Daimler Names Freightliner Custom Chassis Head, HR Manager

David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.

June 22, 2015

High-mpg Model Round-Up

The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders offer these for their on-highway customers.

June 16, 2015

Agility Now Freightliner's Sole Natural Gas Fuel System Provider

Freightliner signs exclusive deal with Agility Fuel Systems for its natural gas fuel systems. Under a seven-year agreement between the two companies, Agility will provide custom-designed products, according to the custom chassis manufacturer.

June 15, 2015

Freightliner, Dodge Sprinter Vans Join Takata Recall

More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.

June 1, 2015

Focus On... Daimler's SuperTruck [VIDEO]

When Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its SuperTruck at MATS, audiences were wowed by its 12.2 mpg fuel mileage and 115% improvement in freight efficiency - even if they didn't know exactly what that meant. Equipment Editor Jim Park got a 30-minute ride in the truck and brings this report on the experience.

May 18, 2015

Video: In the Cab of Freightliner's Autonomous Truck

HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.

May 11, 2015

Video: The Autonomous Truck Comes to Life

HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.

May 7, 2015

The Freightliner Inspiration Event

Daimler unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Autonomous Truck to much fanfare and HDT was there to cover it all in the Nevada desert.

May 7, 2015

Video: A Quick Look at Freightliner's Autonomous Truck at Work

A Freightliner demo driver demonstrates autonomous mode for Daimler Trucks North America's Inspiration Truck, the first autonomous truck to have a license to legally operate on public highways. Video by Deborah Lockridge, Heavy Duty Trucking.

May 6, 2015

Photos: Freightliner Inspiration Truck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in Nevada, where it is the first autonomous truck legally licensed to travel on public highways, according to the company. Journalists from around the world got a chance to see it up close.

May 6, 2015

Fontaine-Modified M2 Trucks Recalled for Brake Light Glitch

Fontaine Modification is recalling 3,571 Freightliner M2 trucks modified to have dual steering to fix brake lights that may not illuminate, according to federal records.

May 5, 2015

Autonomous Freightliner Premieres With Hoover Dam Fanfare

Daimler Trucks North America introduced its new autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck Tuesday night at Hoover Dam, using the historic dam as the world's largest projection screen in its dramatic premier.

May 5, 2015

Photos: Freightliner's Hoover Dam Inspiration

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its Freightliner Inspiration Truck, an autonomous truck licensed for Nevada highways, in grand scale at the Hoover Dam after projecting past, present and future milestones on the dam itself. The Inspiration Truck drove across the dam as the finale.

May 5, 2015

Freightliner Autonomous Truck First Licensed for U.S. Highways

"Thank you for looking at the impossible and finding a safe way to make it possible." That's what Nevada Gov. Brian Sondoval said to Daimler Trucks North America officials when he officially granted the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States.

April 29, 2015

Daimler Ramps Up Plans for N.C. Plant

Daimler Trucks North America announced plans to increase production and employment at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

April 22, 2015

Freightliner Offers Efficient Packages for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.

April 22, 2015

USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.

April 20, 2015

Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions

Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.

April 10, 2015

Mitsubishi Electric Offers Starter Developed for DD15 Engine

Mitsubishi Electric introduced its Diamond Power S60 starter as an upgrade for Freightliner and Western star trucks using Detroit DD15 and DD16 engines.

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