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Detroit Diesel Starts Production on Integrated Truck Powertrain

March 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Mid America Show, News, Technology
Detroit Diesel Starts Production on Integrated Truck Powertrain

Detroit Diesel Corp. last week displayed its integrated Detroit Powertrain at the Mid-America Trucking Show and announced it has started production of the components that make up the powertrain package. The integrated Detroit Powertrain features the Detroit DD15 engine with a new downspeed rating, a Detroit DT12 automated manual direct [...]

Freightliner Offers Drivers a New Cardio In-Cab Training System

March 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Mid America Show, Owner Operators
Freightliner Offers Drivers a New Cardio In-Cab Training System

Freightliner Trucks is now featuring FIT Step — an in-cab cardio exercise and endurance enhancement system — that is designed to work in conjunction with the Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System, which provides full body strength and conditioning workouts. “The FIT Step is yet another effort from Freightliner and Rolling [...]

MATS Debut: Daimler’s SuperTruck Clocks in at 12.2 mpg

March 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
MATS Debut: Daimler’s SuperTruck Clocks in at 12.2 mpg

SuperTruck — Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) diesel-sipping truck initiative — was unveiled at the Freightliner Trucks booth this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show, where it was touted as achieving a fuel-efficient 12.2 mpg in on-the-road tests. Daimler’s SuperTruck program achieved a 115 percent freight efficiency improvement, which surpassed [...]

Freightliner Trucks Features Guests, Giveaways Today at its MATS Booth

March 26, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Mid America Show, Owner Operators
Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion driver Jimmie Johnson appears today at the Freightliner booth at MATS.

The Freightliner Trucks booth at MATS today will showcase the truckbuilders’ newest equipment configurations as well as several special events and appearances. Freightliner will highlight “Real Smart” industry-leading solutions that the company says can lower its customers’ “Real Cost of Ownership.” On display through Saturday is a selection of Freightliner’s [...]

Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks for a Pair of Issues

March 17, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety

In a pair of notices late last week, Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for potential electrical shorts and a recall of some certain model year 2014-2015 Cascadia tractors for fuel hose issues. In the first recall notice, the truckbuilder said [...]

What You Need To Know About Operating A CNG Vehicle

March 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Video
What you need to know about operating a CNG vehicle

This video demonstrates general guidelines for fueling a compressed natural gas (CNG) Freightliner semi-truck commonly found within Penske’s expansive commercial truck rental fleet. [...]

Freightliner Debuts Vocational Solutions at the Work Truck Show

March 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management
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Freightliner Trucks is displaying a number of vocational products at the 2015 Work Truck Show, which runs through Friday in Indianapolis. The Freightliner booth features solutions that the truckbuilder says contribute to uptime, productivity and ease of upfit. Freightliner offers a variety of features that are engineered with the Truck Equipment [...]

Luxfer CNG Cylinders Installed on 200 Freightliner Delivery Trucks

March 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel
Green Alternative Systems (GAS) is converting these delivery trucks to run on compressed natural gas contained in Luxfer G-Stor Pro carbon composite cylinders.

Green Alternative Systems (GAS) is using Luxfer’s G-Stor Pro Type 3 carbon composite cylinders to convert a fleet of Freightliner work trucks to run on clean-burning, environmentally friendly compressed natural gas (CNG). The vehicles will become part of the growing fleet of CNG-powered package delivery trucks deployed by a major [...]

Penske Acquires Several Freightliner Commercial Truck Dealerships

February 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Penske Automotive Group Inc., an international transportation services company, has completed the acquisition of Freightliner medium and heavy-duty commercial truck dealerships operating in the Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn., markets. These dealerships represent the full line of Freightliner commercial truck products under the brand names Freightliner, Western Star, Sprinter and Freightliner [...]

Watson & Chalin Debuts Tru-Track Series for Freightliner, Western Star Trucks

January 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Technology
Watson & Chalin Debuts Tru-Track Series for Freightliner, Western Star Trucks

Watson & Chalin said this week it has introduced the Tru-Track 13K and 20K Tru-Track Series at Freightliner and Western Star, along with an innovative direct ship program that supports the truck dealer network with best-in-class service and product availability. The Tru-Track Series is Watson & Chalin’s most popular steerable [...]