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August 6, 2013

Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth

Depending on who you are in the medium-duty truck business, things are going great, or well, or not so good but looking up. A few builders have picked up market share in Classes 3, 4 and 5 and in Class 6-7. Others have lost some or a lot, but sales continue to climb for most midrange truck makers.

August 5, 2013

Freightliner Adds Sleepers, Aero, Long-range Tanks to NG Lineup

As interest in natural gas power broadens, Freightliner is adding options that appeal to fleets wanting greater range and fuel savings technologies. The company plans to increase the operating range of some natural-gas-fueled trucks out to 800 miles.

August 1, 2013

Freightliner Cascadia Sleeper Now Available with Factory-Installed Natural Gas Technology

Freightliner Trucks announced that its Freightliner Cascadia natural-gas-powered tractors will be available with a 48-inch sleeper cab. The natural-gas-powered Cascadia will also be available with factory-installed compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas tanks.

July 31, 2013

Cascadia Evolution, M2 Models Leading Freightliner to “Best Year Ever"

Lampert attributes Freightliner’s market-leading position with a product lineup that is address customers key concerns: fuel economy and the cost of operation.

July 31, 2013

LED Headlamps Now Standard on Cascadia Trucks

In addition to the safety enhancement provided by LED forward lighting, LED lights reduce the current draw on the vehicle’s electrical system

July 30, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

July 22, 2013

Heartland Express Reports Improved Second Quarter Profit

Iowa-based truckload carrier Heartland Express announced financial results for the second quarter of the year, showing net income increased $0.9 million to $19.1 million compared to $18.2 million in the 2012 period, a 5% increase.

July 15, 2013

Upgraded Eaton Shifters Now Offered by Freightliner

Eaton has announced that the company’s Cobra style shifter is now available on select models of Freightliner vocational trucks equipped with Eaton UltraShift Plus automated manual transmissions.

June 3, 2013

Penske Makes Truck-Lite LED Headlights Standard for Freightliner Cascadia Tractors

Penske Truck Leasing announced it will make Truck-Lite custom LED headlights its standard spec on the Freightliner Cascadia tractors it offers for full-service lease.

June 3, 2013

Rolling Strong Offers In-Cab Training System in Online Store

Rolling Strong has a new online store with products for drivers who want to stay healthy, including the new Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) system.

May 8, 2013

Penske Adds 500 Tractors With Eaton’s UltraShift Plus

Penske Truck Rental is adding 500 new Freightliner semi-tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet featuring Eaton’s UltraShift Plus Multipurpose High Performance (MHP) Automated Transmissions.

April 24, 2013

Paccar, Daimler Report Lower Earnings and Revenue

Overall business and profits declined in the first quarter of the year for the parent companies of several truck makers.

March 6, 2013

‘Frameworks’ Program Aims to Put Freightliner Closer to Upfitters

Freightliner Trucks on Wednesday introduced a “Frameworks” program for truck equipment manufacturers, with the aim of making upfitting easier and quicker.

February 21, 2013

Daimler Trucks North America Achieves Market Share, Fuel Efficiency Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America outlined a number of milestones and achievements it accomplished over the past year, including being the market leader in Class 6 and 7 for the first time ever, completing Phase One of the SuperTruck program, and announcing a new international export goal. This announcement was made during an event for North American trade press this week in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

January 31, 2013

Florida-Based Beer Distributor Replaces Fleet with Green Tractors

Beer distributor J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. announced it will replace its Tampa-based fleet with compressed natural gas tractors as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability.

November 29, 2012

Daimler Celebrates 100,000th Cascadia From Plant in Mexico

Daimler Trucks North America is celebrating the production anniversary of its plant in Saltillo, Mexico, with the 100,000th Freightliner Cascadia to roll off the floor

November 14, 2012

EcoDual, Freightliner of Arizona Announce Distribution Agreement

EcoDual LLC, a provider of diesel-to-natural-gas dual fuel conversion systems for heavy-duty diesel trucks, and Freightliner of Arizona announced a distribution and servicing agreement to deliver and support the EcoDual product line.

October 29, 2012

Cargo Vans Update: Business thriving, though some casualties

Like most commercial truck sectors, sales of full-size cargo vans and walk-in vans are thriving and even booming - but there are casualties. The electric truck business, while still viable, is taking a hit, with two suppliers in financial straits

November 1, 2008

Racing Cascadias Are Winners

The C13 engines produce 1,050 horsepower and 4,400 pounds-feet of torque

November 1, 2008

Class 6 & 7 Roundup

Midrange in transition

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