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Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks for Potential Overheating

December 8, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety

Daimler Trucks of North America said Saturday it is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Freightliner Cascadia and M2 trucks manufactured June 2, 2011 to Oct. 23, 2014. The latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) action is due to a problem with the manifold/header/muffler/tailpipe and are not in compliance with [...]

Daimler Trucks Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Tractors for Electrical Fix

November 7, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced the recall of more than 250 Freightliner Cascadia trucks due to a problem with the electrical system. Daimler Trucks North America said it is recalling certain model year 2014 and 2015 Cascadia tractors that were manufactured between May 5, 2014 and [...]

North Carolina DOT Orders 67 Freightliner 114SD Severe-duty Trucks

September 24, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
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Freightliner Trucks said this week the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has ordered 67 Freightliner 114SD severe-duty trucks for its fleet. All of the trucks will be manufactured at the Freightliner Mt. Holly truck manufacturing plant in Mt. Holly, N.C. Equipped with Cummins ISL9 engines built in Rocky Mount, [...]

Daimler Trucks Produces its 3-millionth Vehicle — a Freightliner Cascadia

August 25, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) marked the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in North America on Friday. The milestone was commemorated by the delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution to representatives from Schneider at DTNA’s manufacturing facility in Cleveland, N.C. Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer of Daimler Trucks North [...]

Detroit Virtual Technician Marks Its 100,000th Truck Installation

August 21, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety, Technology
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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today marked the 100,000th installation of its proprietary Detroit Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system. Since its launch in 2011, Detroit’s Customer Support Center has personally assisted more than 13,000 commercial truck drivers with actionable and detailed service recommendations. Virtual Technician reduces downtime and decreases maintenance costs [...]

Daimler Orders Recall for Freightliner Trucks with Axle Problem

July 31, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling more than 190 new Freightliner trucks due to an axle manufacturing error that might result in weak spots in the beam of the affected axle assemblies. The recall involves a small number of Freightliner Cascadia, 122SD, and Business Class M2 trucks manufactured between [...]

Freightliner Trucks Adds Cummins Natural Gas Engine to the Mix

July 30, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel, News
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Freightliner Trucks says the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine will be available as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck model in 2015. This tractor-engine combination targets the demanding jobs that the severe-duty 114SD truck is designed for, including mixer, crane and sewer vac. The [...]

Freightliner Offering a NASCAR Weekend for Working Truck Drivers

June 19, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators

For the first time ever, Freightliner Trucks, the official hauler of NASCAR, is offering truck drivers an opportunity to attend select NASCAR-sanctioned events this year. Freightliner Trucks’ Run Smart Pit Stop will have special amenities just for truck drivers, starting at the NASCAR-sanctioned three-race weekend June 26-29, at Kentucky Speedway [...]

Freightliner Hybrid-Electric Trucks OK’d for NY’s Incentive Program

June 6, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel, News, Technology

Freightliner Trucks says its Freightliner M2 106 diesel-electric hybrid truck has been approved for the New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP). The program provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies. The goal of the program is to promote clean air and a sustainable future for New York’s transportation [...]

Freightliner Team Run Smart Pros Named Citizen Driver Award Winners

June 4, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News
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Freightliner Trucks has announced that Team Run Smart Pros Henry Albert and Linda and Bob Caffee have been recognized with 2014 Citizen Driver awards from TravelCenters of America (TA). The Citizen Driver award recognizes professional drivers who demonstrate good citizenship, safety, community involvement and leadership. In honor of this recognition, [...]