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December 30, 2013

Several Truck Models Recalled for Various Problems

Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.

December 20, 2013

Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over more long-haul freight, and that will change the type of heavy-duty tractor bought by many trucking companies.

December 12, 2013

Glider-Kit Tractor to Demo Money-Saving Dual-Fuel System, Cab Heater

A demonstrator tractor featuring dual-fuel equipment and a diesel-fueled heater will show the advantages of the glider kits run partly on natural gas and heaters that warm engine coolant and the cab without engine idling.

December 9, 2013

Visions of Future Trucks

In our December issue, we talked to truck makers about what we can expect on commercial trucks in the next five to 10 years. For this photo gallery we compiled real concept trucks and those just on paper.

December 9, 2013

8 Things to Expect on Tomorrow’s Trucks

In some ways, the truck of the future is here today. What would a truck driver from decades ago think if he were suddenly transported from his own time into one of today’s state-of-the-art rigs?

November 25, 2013

Freightliner Trucks Offers Twin Steer Prep Kits for 114SD and 122SD

Freightliner Trucks is now offering twin steer chassis prep kits for its 114SD and 122SD truck models. The prep kits will serve to quickly facilitate aftermarket conversions and installation of second steer axle and heavy-duty suspensions, resulting in faster delivery to the customer.

November 5, 2013

Meritor Wabco OnLane Lane Departure Warning System Now Available for Freightliner Trucks

Meritor Wabco announced that OnLane, a lane departure warning system, is available for immediate orders as an option on Freightliner Cascadia and Freightliner Cascadia Evolution models.

October 22, 2013

Detroit Connect Telematics Products Now Offered to Mixed Fleets

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced the availability of it telematics products for all new Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with Cummins diesel and natural gas engines, as well as all truck makes beginning early next year.

October 18, 2013

New Choices, New Excitement For Cargo Vans

‘May you live in interesting times” is usually taken as a wry Chinese curse. But for cargo vans and the people who run them, an interesting era is here and it should be a blessing. New European-based products are being sent to the marketplace, and they’ll offer new efficiencies and choices in a segment that has languished design-wise since the first of that breed.

October 15, 2013

Freightliner Execs Deliver 25,000th Big Orange Truck to Schneider National

Big orange trucks aren’t unusual in Green Bay, Wis., home of Schneider National Carriers. Even this one, loaded with the latest technologies and driver comfort features, wouldn’t be unique except that it’s the 25,000th Freightliner that Schneider has bought since 1998. So the builder’s executives went to Green Bay yesterday to mark its delivery.

October 4, 2013

Pushing the Envelope on Fuel Economy

The low-hanging fruit when it comes to fuel economy has all been picked. Now truck and engine makers are examining every part and component of the truck in exacting detail to figure out where they can cut the smallest amount of drag or the small parasitic loss of power that drag down fuel economy. Deborah Lockridge offers two examples in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 2, 2013

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

PHOENIX -- The affordability, abundance and relatively fast return on investment for natural gas trucks has pushed interest in electric hybrids for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other alt-fuel alternatives to the back burner, but that doesn't mean truck makers have given up on hybrid drives and researching a variety of other technologies for future "green" trucks.

October 1, 2013

Test Drive Photos: Freightliner NG Cascadia 113

The natural gas version of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 is every bit as capable as its diesel sisters. Check out Equipment Editor Jim Park's photos.

October 1, 2013

Test Drive: Natural Gas Freightliner Cascadia 113

Freightliner’s Cascadia 113 and the ISX12 G from Cummins Westport aren’t exactly strangers. About 100 of the trucks have been in customer hands for some months now. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes one for a spin.

September 12, 2013

CNG: Monarch Beverage Spends $16.5 Million to Convert Fleet

Monarch Beverage Co. of Indianapolis is spending $16.5 million to convert its truck fleet to natural gas.

September 10, 2013

Ford Tops U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Share in Q2

Experian Automotive announced that Ford Motor Co. ranked highest in market share for all commercial vehicles at nearly 21% in Q2 2013, followed closely by International (17.5%) and Freightliner (15.6%).

September 8, 2013

Central Freight Lines Upgrades Fleet with Freightliner CNG Trucks

Central Freight Lines Inc. has added 100 2014 Freightliner M2 112 compressed natural gas tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines to its fleet of more than 1,600 trucks.

August 22, 2013

Freightliner’s 122SD, Coronado’s Replacement, Enters Production

Freightliner Trucks’ 122SD severe-duty model has gone into full production at its Santiago, Mexico, plant. The truck replaces the Coronado SD, which it resembles, as the builder’s “cornerstone” vocational vehicle, according to Mary Aufdemberg, Freightliner’s director of product marketing.

August 22, 2013

Roof Fairing Enhances Fuel Economy for the Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks announced a new factory-installed roof fairing is now available as standard on Freightliner Cascadia Evolution 72-inch mid-roof XT models and as an option on Freightliner Cascadia 72-inch mid-roof XT trucks.

August 8, 2013

Eaton Manual Transmissions Available with Cummins-Westport ISX-12 G in Cascadia

Eaton has announced that the company’s lineup of manual transmissions are now available as an option on Freightliner chassis equipped with Cummins Westport ISX-12 G heavy-duty natural gas engines.

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