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February 11, 2015

Freightliner Dealer to Build APG Dual-Fuel Vocational Trucks

Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.

February 5, 2015

Fleet Engineers Partners with Fuel Efficiency Expert

Fleet Engineers has partnered with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro and fuel efficiency expert Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc.

February 2, 2015

Freightliner Expands Propane Autogas SG2 Applications

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has begun offering additional configurations of its S2G propane autogas vocational work truck, including a box truck recently provided to a California delivery fleet.

January 28, 2015

New Option Packages Now Available for Freightliner Truck

Freightliner trucks announced that new option packages were available to order for its Class 6/7 M2 106 truck. The packages were originally revealed at the 2014 Work Truck Show.

January 13, 2015

Tru-Track Axles Offered Through Direct Ship

Watson and Chalin introduced the Tru-Track 13K and 20K steerable lift axles at Freightliner and Western Star. The axles are available through a direct ship program.

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

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