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April 22, 2016

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Volvo Profits Lower Amid Slower Truck Sales

Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.

April 14, 2016

Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC Units in Freightliners Recalled

An electrical defect in a cab/sleeper heater-air conditioner has prompted recalls by the supplier and by the truck manufacturer that installed the units. An electrical defect in the wiring harness can create heat and the potential for fires, the manufacturers' notices say.

March 17, 2016

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Overloading Risk

The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.

March 2, 2016

Medium-Duty Detroit DD5 Engine Rollout Later This Year

Daimler Truck North America said its new Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine will be available for ordering later this year in Freightliner Class 5/6 M2106 trucks...

February 4, 2016

Freightliner Names 2016 Hardest Working Cities

Freightliner Trucks has announced four cities that will be recognized as the Hardest Working Cities for 2016.

January 19, 2016

Daimler Names Long-Time Engineer its Marketing Manager

Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Kary Schaefer as its general manager, marketing and strategy.

January 5, 2016

Fyda Freightliner Dealer Group to Expand in Ohio

Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has started construction of a full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio, slated to open in April 2016.

November 30, 2015

Harrison Truck Centers Expand Operations

Harrison Truck Centers has completed the acquisition of Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

November 12, 2015

Freightliner Models Added To Minimizer Floor Mats Line

Minimizer has added the model year 2010 - 2016 Freightliner Coronado and 2013-2016 Freightliner 122SD to the company’s Custom Molded Floor Mats line.

November 11, 2015

Some Aero Details Not So Obvious

SmartTruck has posted a YouTube video depicting how its UnderTray and other devices work. One item alters air behavior at the "ICC bumper."

November 8, 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.

November 8, 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.

October 19, 2015

Detroit Connect Adds Over-the-Air Maintenance Updates

Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.

October 13, 2015

2016 Medium-Duty Truck Trends

From city pick-up and delivery vans to on/off-road service units, this wide range of vehicles is seeing some of the same trends as its bigger brothers, and has a few of its own.

October 4, 2015

Truck Quality, Fuel Efficiency to Drive Strong Orders into 2016

“We do not think economic conditions have to be amazing to have a good trucking industry," said a Freightliner executive, predicting strong truck orders into 2016.

September 16, 2015

Driving Freightliner’s Autonomous Truck

Sometimes, trucking journalists do very funny things — like being certified to drive a truck that is pretty much able to drive by itself.

September 16, 2015

Freightliner Maps Long Road Ahead for Autonomous Truck Technology

It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.

August 27, 2015

Freightliner 122SD Gets Two Optional Allison Transmissions

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Freightliner 122SD severe-duty truck model can now be spec’d with Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) and Oil Field Series (OFS) automatic transmissions.

July 28, 2015

Daredevil Shatters Record with 166-foot Truck Jump

Equipment Editor Jim Park, can think of a lot of things he'd like to do in a big truck, but jumping over a 160-foot abyss isn't one of them. In his 'On the Road' blog he explains he'll gladly leave that to the professionals.

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.

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