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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.

April 9, 2015

Driver Friendly Options Added to Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution

Freightliner has added driver-friendly options to its Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution models to add to comfort, safety, health and productivity.

March 26, 2015

Photos: Freightliner Unveils SuperTruck

Freightliner introduced attendees at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking show to its 12.2 mpg SuperTruck. Photos: Stephane Babcock

March 25, 2015

Daimler Achieves 115% Efficiency Improvement with SuperTruck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its futuristic SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, saying the project exceeded the company’s expectations. The DTNA SuperTruck has achieved 115% freight efficiency improvement, surpassing the Department of Energy program’s goal of 50% improvement.

March 6, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Moving Sprinter Production to S.C.

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.

March 5, 2015

2015 Work Truck Show in Pictures

The editors of Work Truck magazine and Heavy Duty Trucking headed into the aisles of the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show and got a glimpse of some of the new vehicles and technologies on display. Photos by Tom Berg and Chris Brown.

March 4, 2015

Freightliner Increases Severe-Duty Options on 122SD Truck

Freightliner is showcasing several new options for the 122SD truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The options are aimed at severe terrain and off-road applications.

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.

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