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Freightliner Trucks’ Aufdemberg Named to WIT Panel

October 4, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Freightliner Trucks has announced that Mary Aufdemberg — the director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks — has been named to the Women In Trucking board of directors. Women In Trucking was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced [...]

Detroit DT12 Automated Tranny Ready for Freightliner DD13 Engine

September 19, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
Detroit DT12 Transmission_lowres

The new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission from Detroit Diesel Corp. is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine. The DT12 offers the ease of operation that comes with an automatic with the efficiency of a manual transmission. When paired with the DD13 engine, this [...]

Fuel-efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Nets 15,000-plus Orders

August 5, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Fuel-efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution

The 2014 Cascadia Evolution from Freightliner Trucks has garnered more than 15,000 orders since the first model rolled off the production line last March and pacing the industry when it comes to long-haul applications that demand every ounce of fuel-saving innovation. Powered by the newly designed Detroit DD15 engine, the [...]

Freightliner Partnership Aims to Remove Bulky Antennas

July 29, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News, Technology
Freightliner Partnership Aims to Remove Bulky Antennas

A film antenna package developed by Hirschmann Car Communication Inc. that removes bulky cab and roof antennas atop commercial trucks is being tested by Freightliner. The package would mean antennas will no longer cause air resistance in heavy-duty trucks and would spell an end to damage caused to antennas during [...]

Penske Orders 100 Freightliner CNG Tractors

June 26, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News

Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines to be used at the company’s truck leasing and commercial truck rental sites across the United States. Penske Truck Leasing plans to have more than 200 natural gas tractors by year’s [...]

Truck-Lite LED Headlights Standard on Penske Freightliners

June 6, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Safety, Technology

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. Last November, Penske announced that 5,000 of its 2012 and 2013 semi-tractors currently within its commercial truck rental fleet would be retrofitted with these LED lights, [...]

The Building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Concept Truck

April 30, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Video
The Building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Concept Truck

Meet the new concept in crossover cab design and see what happens when engineers get the green light to put their creativity to work with the start to finish concept, design and building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Truck. Hear from the researchers, engineers and product designers of the fully [...]

The History of Freightliner Trucks 70 Years of Innovation

April 30, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Video
The History of Freightliner Trucks 70 Years of Innovation

Welcome to the past, present and future of Freigthliner Trucking. 70 years of innovation, with no plans of slowing down! [...]

Orders for Freightliner’s Cascadia Evolution Surpass 10,000

April 1, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Orders for Freightliner’s Cascadia Evolution Surpass 10,000

Customer orders for Freightliner Trucks’ 2014 Cascadia Evolution model topped the 10,000 mark recently, signaling an appreciation by heavy-duty truck customers for a vehicle that features the latest in aerodynamic technology and a fuel consumption of 10.57 miles per gallon. Freightliner went to great lengths to squeeze economy into every [...]