Daimler Trucks North America

Freightliner hybrid to haul ‘MythBusters’ equipment

A 2010 Freightliner M2 106 hybrid dry van will haul equipment for the Discovery Channel’s show, “MythBusters,” Daimler Trucks North America announced. The business class hybrid is equipped with selective catalytic reduction emissions technology, an Eaton parallel hybrid-electric drive unit and is compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission standards. For details go to Freightliner Trucks.   

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Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

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U.S. Xpress exec gets milestone Freightliner

CEO Max Fuller took delivery of his 50,000th truck of a single make – Freightliner.

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An industry in transition

Truck makers share thooughts on top issues such as their biggest challenge in the next five years, customers' spec'ing choices and verticle integration of truck components.

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Daimler, Volvo challenge Navistar test

Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Trucks North America issued sharp rebukes of a “fluid economy” road test commissioned by Navistar.

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Daimler OKs Portland truck plant contract

The three-year collective bargaining agreements cover workers in four unions.

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Daimler increases truck production

Company announced it will recall approximately 540 workers to three of its manufacturing facilities in North Carolina.

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Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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Hitting the road

Feedback on the latest heavy-duty power plants shows some positive signs as new technology tackles 2010 emissions standards.

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Daimler Trucks signs contracts at 3 plants

The truck maker announced 3-year collective bargaining agreements for three of its U.S. manufacturing plants in North Carolina.

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