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October’s Used Class 8 Truck Sales Up 7% After September Decline

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Used Class 8 Truck Sales Up 7% After September Decline

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales increased in October, reversing the decline reported in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Month-to-month, volumes saw a 7 percent increase, which helped offset part of the 11 [...]

Freightliner Recalls 863 Cascadia Trucks for Tire Tread Problem

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Freightliner Recalls 863 Cascadia Trucks for Tire Tread Problem

There have been 48 recalls of Cascadia commercial trucks in recent years, with the latest issued mid-month due to a problem with tires on about 863 trucks, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, [...]

So Far This Year, Class 8 Truck Registrations are Down 17.1%

November 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX)

New registrations of commercial vehicles in Classes 4 through 8 are down 4.2 percent through August of this year, according to new research presented by IHS Markit during the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) underway in Las Vegas. Registrations of new Class 8 commercial vehicles are down 17.1 percent [...]

Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks With CNG Engines

September 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks With CNG Engines

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling about 1,000 model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles manufactured between Sept. 24, 2012 and May 27, 2015, that are equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. The affected vehicles have a Power Distribution Module (PDM) that is mounted near the CNG fuel tank. Due [...]

Daimler Completes $500 Million Supply Accord with NorthStar Battery

September 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Daimler Completes $500 Million Supply Accord with NorthStar Battery

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has entered into a seven-year agreement with Swedish-American energy storage manufacturer NorthStar Battery Co. as the supplier of Ultra High Performance Pure Lead AGM batteries as part of the improvements being made to the next generation Cascadia truck. NorthStar is also available as an extended [...]

Freightliner Trucks’ 2018 Cascadia Puts Emphasis on Innovation

September 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
Freightliner Trucks’ 2018 Cascadia Puts Emphasis on Innovation

Freightliner Trucks said the new Freightliner Cascadia — unveiled late last week — is the most advanced truck Freightliner has ever designed, and will further lower the Real Cost of Ownership (RCO) for customers. Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America, “With the [...]

Daimler to Equip Freightliner M2106 Truck with Detroit DD5 Engine

August 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Daimler to Equip Freightliner M2106 Truck with Detroit DD5 Engine

Daimler Trucks North America said last week it will begin production of Freightliner M2106 trucks equipped with the DD5 engine beginning in October. The DD5 is the newest Detroit engine to be released and is built off of the same principles and design that have led to the success of [...]

Daimler Recalling New Trucks Due to Cummins Engine Issue

July 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

Daimler Trucks North America said Friday it is recalling about 268 model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, 122SD, Western Star 4900SA and 4900FA, and FCCC XCM and XCP trucks manufactured from March 14, 2016, through May 18, 2016. These trucks are equipped with a Cummins ISX12 or ISX15 engine using certain [...]

Axalta Adds Color to Freightliner-sponsored Tractor-Trailer Race

June 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Axalta Adds Color to Freightliner-sponsored Tractor-Trailer Race

Axalta Coating Systems joined efforts for the second year in a row with its business partner Daimler to reinforce and leverage its brand positioning in the Freightliner-sponsored Super Copa Telcel tractor-trailer Championship Series 2016. They are working alongside Michel Jourdain Jr., one of the most popular and recognized Mexican racing [...]

Freightliner Recalling 8,865 Cascadia Trucks for Electrical Issue

April 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced Tuesday it is recalling 8,865 model year 2015-2016 Freightliner Cascadia trucks manufactured from March 24, 2014, through Nov. 9, 2015. The affected heavy-duty tractors are equipped with Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC auxiliary units. On these units, there may be inadequate contact between the electrical connector [...]