Today's Trucking

news

Daimler unveils options, apps

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Daimler Trucks North America unveiled an array of truck options, apps and upgrades during the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia.

products

Daimler unveils options, apps

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Daimler Trucks North America unveiled an array of truck options, apps and upgrades during the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia.

products

Cascadia gets mid-roof cab

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Freightliner has expanded the lineup for its New Cascadia, with a mid-roof cab that targets overnight regional haulers as well as bulk haulers and flatbed operations.

news

Daimler “prints” first metal truck part

August 4, 2017 by John Smith

STUTTGART, GERMANY – Engineers working for Daimler’s European truck brand, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, have successfully used a 3D printer to create a metal thermostat cover – proving a process that could reshape the way spare metal parts are produced and distributed.
With the potential of decentralizing production, 3D printing could improve parts availability, shorten delivery times, and reduce warehousing and distribution costs, the company notes. Daimler’s brands in North America include Freightliner and Western Star.
“With the introduction of 3D metal printing technology, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is reasserting its pioneering role among global commercial vehicle manufacturers,” said Andreas Deuschle, head of marketing and operations – customer services and parts with Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “We ensure the same functionality, reliability, durability and cost-effectiveness with 3D metal parts as we do with conventionally produced parts.”

news

VIDEO: Fuel economy and the next-generation Cascadia

June 2, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON — Today’s Trucking’s six-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 that improves much of what made the Cascadia popular. Fuel efficiency is said to be 8% better than the current Evolution model and a whopping 13% better than the base-model Cascadia. In this video, we dig into the Cascadia’s fuel-saving potential and explores the technology that makes those savings possible.

news

Output shafts recalled on select Cascadias, 5700s

May 29, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Daimler Trucks North America will be replacing the output shafts on select 2017 Freightliner Cascadias and Western Star 5700 trucks with NFD tandem rear axles, under a recall announced by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

videos

Freightliner’s 122SD: A Road Test

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

  NO DUTY TOO SEVERE FOR FREIGHTLINER’S 122SD If you weren’t already aware, the S-D in 122SD stands for severe duty. This truck is built to take on some pretty big, pretty tough jobs.  The Ultimate Test Drive Team spent […]

videos

Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

I think drivers and fleets will be pleased with the performance of the NG-powered Cascadia 113. It lacks for nothing compared to the diesel version, and it’s even quieter.

videos

Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

Truck tests may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of California’s Napa Valley, but there we were, in a spiffy new Freightliner Cascadia putting Daimler’s new DT12 automated manual transmission through its paces.

products

Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

Truck tests may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of California’s Napa Valley, but there we were, in a spiffy new Freightliner Cascadia putting Daimler’s new DT12 automated manual transmission through its paces.

videos

Freightliner’s 122SD: A Walkaround

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

This truck was built to take on the toughest jobs. We spent a day putting this truck through its paces to see if it lived up to its billing.

products

Freightliner’s 122SD: A Walkaround

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

This truck was built to take on the toughest jobs. We spent a day putting this truck through its paces to see if it lived up to its billing.

products

Daimler Trucks’ Inspiration

April 17, 2017 by sehui

LAS VEGAS — What happens in Las Vegas is supposed to stay in Las Vegas, but that certainly not the case with Daimler Trucks’ recently introduced Inspiration Truck. It’s the autonomous commercial vehicle that has taken the world by storm. Literally. Daimler Trucks invited more than 200 journalists from four continents to cover the event, and stories have appeared in over 500 newspapers and on TV news shows all over the globe. Today’s Trucking was there too, of course. And we had our chance to ride in the truck. We were not allowed to drive it at this event because it requires some driver certification, which there wasn’t time to procure. We did come back from the launch event with this video of our test drive, with Equipment Editor Jim Park in the right-hand seat.

news

Daimler Trucks’ Inspiration

April 17, 2017 by sehui

LAS VEGAS — What happens in Las Vegas is supposed to stay in Las Vegas, but that certainly not the case with Daimler Trucks’ recently introduced Inspiration Truck. It’s the autonomous commercial vehicle that has taken the world by storm. Literally. Daimler Trucks invited more than 200 journalists from four continents to cover the event, and stories have appeared in over 500 newspapers and on TV news shows all over the globe. Today’s Trucking was there too, of course. And we had our chance to ride in the truck. We were not allowed to drive it at this event because it requires some driver certification, which there wasn’t time to procure. We did come back from the launch event with this video of our test drive, with Equipment Editor Jim Park in the right-hand seat.

news

A Glimpse into a “Super Truck” Future

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

How efficient can trucks really get? The answer may lie in the U.S. Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program.