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The rules of the game are changing in Mexico

November 30, 2018 by John Smith

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Daimler has 8,000 Daimler employees in Mexico, and now their work will be guided by a new series of rules. But a new USMCA trade deal is only one of them.

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Be specific when spec’ing medium-duty trucks

September 13, 2018 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. — Determining how to build a commercial vehicle is always a challenge, but medium-duty trucks add unique layers to the decisions. The equipment is often asked to do more than carry cargo, after all. Think of these trucks […]

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Deep Trouble: Repairing trucks and trailers after a flood

June 25, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. —  Water isn’t kind to electronics or brakes or air systems or engines. The last thing short of a fire you could want to happen to your truck is to have it submerged in flood. Actually, a fire might be preferable — the damage is obvious, and you’ll get less argument from the insurance company about replacing it.

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Freightliner topped Class 8 sales in February

May 10, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — The surging demand for highway tractors continues to push up projections for North American truck sales this year. According to Canadian retail figures from WardsAuto, Freightliner led the way in February’s Class 8 sales, with 521 units, […]

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EconicSD comes to North Am waste market

May 3, 2018 by John Smith

Freightliner has unveiled the EconicSD waste collection truck to North America in a bid to secure a share of the 2,400 to 2,600 trucks sold in its category per year. Available in 6×4, high-cab and low-cab, and rear- and side-loader configurations, the low-entry COE features panoramic windows and an optional pneumatic bi-fold door on the passenger’s side.

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EconicSD enters the waste race

April 24, 2018 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Freightliner has unveiled the EconicSD waste collection truck to North America in a bid to secure a share of the 2,400 to 2,600 trucks sold in its category per year. Available in 6×4, high-cab and low-cab, and rear- and side-loader configurations, the low-entry COE features panoramic windows and an optional pneumatic bi-fold door on the passenger’s side. The vehicle will even kneel like a transit bus to ease access in and out of the cab.

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Lippert sheets have sleepers in mind

April 9, 2018 by John Smith

Lippert Components has introduced a line of adjustable sheet sets designed to fit the wider, longer mattresses commonly found in Class 8 sleepers. The somnum adjustable twin XL sheets are made of a soft brushed microfiber, but the fitted sheet […]

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Minimizer mats for all Cascadias

April 3, 2018 by John Smith

Minimizer now offers custom-molded floor mats for the new Freightliner Cascadia 116 and 126. The two truck models feature a different interior than their 113 and 125 counterparts, necessitating floor mats for the newer designs, Minimizer says. The company now […]

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It’s almost time for Truck World

March 12, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – Preparations are ramping up as Canada’s largest truck show – Truck World – heads to the International Centre in Toronto, running April 19-21. Produced by Newcom Media (owner of Today’s Trucking) and Deutsche Messe …

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Canadian truck sales were strong in ’17

March 9, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — North America’s Class 8 truck sales closed out 2017 on a three-year high, thanks largely to tighter capacity in the freight market south of the border. Here in Canada, Freightliner dominated Class 8 sales for the year, […]

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Detroit’s DD8 is ready to go

February 6, 2018 by Rolf Lockwood

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The new Detroit DD8 engine, first hinted about in 2015 and formally introduced a year ago, has been in production since late last year. Yesterday, says Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), it was installed in a […]

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Keynote named for Green Truck Summit

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Freightliner and Detroit, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Green Truck Summit. Schaefer will address technologies and developments in clean diesel, natural gas, and electrification […]

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LED fog and driving light kits

January 19, 2018 by John Smith

Truck-Lite has expanded its Rigid product line to include LED fog light kits and an LED auxiliary driving light kit. Based on the D-Series from Rigid Industries, the 3-by-3-inch fog lights are designed as plug-and-play replacements for the 2008-17 International […]

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Freightliner unveils brand new New Cascadia

January 3, 2018 by John Smith

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Want to have a closer look at the new 2018 Freightliner Cascadia? Wait no longer. Check out a video preview in our Ultimate Test Drive series.

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2018 New Cascadia: Tour the Cab

January 3, 2018 by Dan Robinson

This five-video series looks closely at Freightliner’s New Cascadia. It’s not a rework or a remake of the popular Cascadia, but clean-page design. Fuel efficiency is said to be 8 percent better than the current Evolution model and a whopping 13 percent better than the base-model Cascadia. But engineers didn’t stop there.