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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.

April 30, 2014

Daimler Trucks Profit Doubles, Volvo Swings Back to Profitability

Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago

April 30, 2014

Allison Output Retarder Now Available for Freightliner M2 112 Refuse Trucks

Freightliner Trucks announced that the Allison Transmissions output retarder is now available as an option for M2 112 Natural Gas refuse trucks spec’d with Allison 3000 and 4000 series RDS transmissions.

April 28, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Cascadia 113 With Natural Gas

Freightliner has packaged a Cummins-Westport ISX12 G nicely into a Cascadia 113, mated it to an Allison 3000 automatic transmission, and supplied enough on-board compressed natural gas to run up to 600 miles on a single slow-fill. Before we took it for a drive, we got some answers to common questions about CNG.

April 15, 2014

LEDs Light the Way

If you were in trucking about 30 years ago, you might remember the switch from incandescent sealed-beam headlamps to halogens, which were so much better that some truck operators stopped using auxiliary fog and driving lights. A more recent step up was projector-beam lamps, whose optics better aim the lumens from halogen bulbs and even more effectively light the way for drivers.

April 1, 2014

Freightliner Cascadia 113 Natural Gas Tractor at MATS 2014

Watch as Freightliner product marketing segment manager, Greg Treinen, shows you around the Freightliner CNG truck display at Mid-America Trucking Show 2014.

April 1, 2014

Video: The Building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Concept Truck

Walmart's WAVE concept truck made a splash at the Great Dane booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, but it wasn't the first to come up with a streamlined concept truck designed around a single driver. Two years ago it was Freightliner's Revolution generating buzz at MATS, and we ran across this video about the thought and design behind it.

March 31, 2014

Freightliner Shows How Drivers Can Get 'FIT' at MATS 2014

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, visitors got a chance to view demonstrations of how drivers can prevent injuries and stay fit with the Freightliner FIT System - all inside the cab.

March 31, 2014

Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Challenge at MATS 2014

Did you take the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Challenge at MATS 2014? Attendees had a chance to steer a 1/14th scale Freightliner Cascadia Evolution at the show. Watch and learn more about this cool little truck!

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