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Aftertreatment System Warranty

October 14, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

SelecTrucks offers new aftertreatment system warranty coverage on both Detroit and Cummins engines in used Freightliner and Western Star trucks

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Toronto Named a Hardest Working City

October 9, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — For those who think Hogtown is a city offering nothing more than wacky mayors and Blue Jays baseball, a new honor from one truck maker proves there is a lot more.

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Behind the Wheel of Freightliner’s Autonomous Truck

September 16, 2015 by sehui

LAS VEGAS, NV — Sometimes, trucking journalists like me do very funny things. Like getting certified to drive a truck that can pretty much drive itself.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) took a few trucking reporters to Las Vegas earlier this week so they could drive the Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck, introduced in North America earlier this year.

The prerequisite to sit behind the self-steering wheel of the Inspiration was to hold a commercial driver’s license. Fortunately, I got one a dozen years ago, otherwise, I would have missed what was waiting for me at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
There were the two trucks at the event. Jim Martin, one of the few Freightliner engineers certified to drive the autonomous truck, would certify six trucking journalists, reminding us that nobody ever passed the test before.

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Freightliner 122SD Options

September 2, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

The Freightliner 122SD severe-duty truck can now be spec’d with Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series and Oil Field Series automatic transmissions

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In-Cab Cardio Exercise

June 9, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Freightliner Trucks and Rolling Strong have collaborated to offer the FIT Step, an in-cab cardio exercise and endurance enhancement option for the truck-maker’s In-Cab Training System

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Fontaine-Modified Freightliner M2 Trucks Recalled

May 11, 2015 by sehui

Fontaine Modification Co is recalling 3,571 model year 2006-2015 Freightliner M2 trucks due to a braking problem, according to a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin.

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Freightliner Inspiration Truck Unveiled at Hoover Dam

May 7, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

LAS VEGAS, NV – In a spectacular evening presentation at Hoover Dam last night, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck to several hundred international news media, trucking industry analysts, and officials. It’s the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States. Developed by engineers at DTNA and Daimler Trucks in Germany, and of course borrowing much from the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck introduced last year, it promises advancements that reduce accidents, improve fuel consumption, cut highway congestion, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

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Freightliner Inspiration Truck Unveiled at Hoover Dam

May 7, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

LAS VEGAS, NV – In a spectacular evening presentation at Hoover Dam last night, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck to several hundred international news media, trucking industry analysts, and officials. It’s the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States. Developed by engineers at DTNA and Daimler Trucks in Germany, and of course borrowing much from the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck introduced last year, it promises advancements that reduce accidents, improve fuel consumption, cut highway congestion, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

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Freightliner Licenses Autonomous Truck in Nevada

May 6, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

LAS VEGAS, NV – At a ceremony Tuesday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval officially granted the first licence for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). At the event, hosted by DTNA president & CEO Martin Daum, Sandoval took part in the inaugural trip of the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in autonomous mode with Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Daimler Trucks & Buses, at the controls.

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Freightliner Licenses Autonomous Truck in Nevada

May 6, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

LAS VEGAS, NV – At a ceremony Tuesday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval officially granted the first licence for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). At the event, hosted by DTNA president & CEO Martin Daum, Sandoval took part in the inaugural trip of the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in autonomous mode with Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Daimler Trucks & Buses, at the controls.

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Daimler Pumping Up Production of Freightliner Trucks

April 29, 2015 by sehui

PORTLAND, ORE – The parent company to Freightliner Trucks plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, NC, manufacturing plant over the next three months. http://www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com

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Freightliner Vocational Options

March 17, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Freightliner has added new options to its flagship severe-duty vocational truck, the 122SD. They’re best suited for severe terrain and off-road applications

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Freightliner Medium Duty Options

February 4, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Freightliner Trucks has announced new option packages that now available to order for its class 6/7 M2 106 model, including Allison Transmission’s FuelSense technology

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2015 Medium Duty Roundup

January 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The next generation of running-around-town trucks will deliver a load of innovations, including fuel-saving transmissions; aerodynamic design and in at least one case, “customerization.”

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Steerable Lift Axles

January 21, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Watson & Chalin has introduced lightweight Tru-Track 13K and 20K steerable lift axles for Freightliner and Western Star trucks