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Freightliner Recalls 3,258 Cascadia Trucks Due to Engine Problem

March 11, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced the recall of 3,258 Freightliner Cascadia trucks due to a problem with the engine. Since 2004, Cascadia’s have experienced 43 recalls due to hazards with various components, including the multiple axle, seat belts, axle assembly, software and exterior lighting. Daimler Trucks [...]

Allison Transmission Debuts FuelSense, Cutting Fuel Costs 20%

March 6, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, News, Technology

Allison Transmission has launched a new fuel-efficiency package that it says can deliver up to 20 percent fuel savings. FuelSense features automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle. “Fuel prices have nearly doubled since the mid-2000s, and fleet owners need solutions,” [...]

UPS Invests $70 Million for 1,000 Propane-fueled Trucks, 50 Fueling Stations

March 5, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
PERC/UPS Gainsville, GA

UPS said today it plans to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations, an investment expected to amount to about $70 million. The propane fleet will replace gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles used largely in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma, with [...]

Freightliner, Western Star Trucks Factory-filled with Mobil Delvac Oil

February 27, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, News

Daimler Trucks has selected Mobil Delvac heavy-duty diesel engine oils for factory fill in its Freightliner and Western Star trucks, according to ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, a division of Exxon Mobil Corp. Daimler will feature Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil in nearly all Class 8 Freightliner [...]

Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro Driving Cascadia CNG Truck

February 27, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News, Owner Operators

Freightliner Trucks has delivered a Freightliner Cascadia 113 CNG-fueled tractor to Jimmy Nevarez, a Team Run Smart Pro who will run the truck in Southern California and then blog about the experience at TeamRunSmart.com. Nevarez was selected as a Pro by Freightliner Trucks last year, and has been providing tips [...]

Freightliner Trucks Unveils New Sales Collateral

February 24, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News

Freightliner Trucks has revised its entire catalog of on-highway sales collateral, presenting a new design that showcases products such as the Cascadia Evolution, Cascadia and Coronado models in a creative and unique approach. The updated collateral library includes multi-page product brochures and individual sell sheets that highlight benefits and specifications [...]

Con-way Adds Freightliner Natural Gas-powered Trucks to its Fleet

February 13, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Con-way Adds Freightliner Natural Gas-powered Trucks to its Fleet

Con-way Freight has added several new Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors to its fleet. Freightliner began production of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors in August 2013, and these Con-way Freight units are the first Cascadia day cabs with factory-installed compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks to hit the [...]

Freightliner Trucks Surpasses 15,000 Team Run Smart Members

February 12, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators

Freightliner Trucks has surpassed 15,000 members for its Team Run Smart (www.TeamRunSmart.com) online community that offers a wealth of industry resources to help owner-operators, company drivers and fleet managers advance in the business of trucking. The online site features interactive industry tools that focus on everything from keeping operating costs [...]

Leslie Doggett Industries Acquires 4 South Texas Truck Dealerships

January 28, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries, through its division the Doggett Truck Group, announces the acquisition of three Freightliner and one Western Star Truck Dealership from the Opus Kane Truck Group and Eddy Vaughn Freightliner. The transaction for San Antonio and Laredo (Opus Kane) and McAllen (Eddy Vaughn Freightliner) was finalized in [...]

Some Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled Due to Wiring

January 23, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling some 2013-2014 model year Freightliner Cascadia trucks that were manufactured between Dec. 11, 2012, and Nov. 27, 2013 that are equipped with a Meritor Wabco electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) system. In the affected vehicles, the wiring harnesses for the ECAS may have been [...]