Freightliner Trucks

Bug-removal tip: Scotch Brite ‘Dobie’ pads

This one comes by way of owner-operator Henry Albert's blog, where he shares an anecdote about the Scotch Brite "Dobie" cleaning pads (pictured) he uses to clean bugs from his windshield -- and how he somewhat inadvertently passed the trick off to Daimler engineers at the Uvalde, Texas, proving grounds. Give it a read here. As for getting the bugs off, he writes: 1. Spray a little window cleaner on the pad itself. 2. Rub down the entire ...

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Crossville classic — Bill Bradford’s FL 9664T

I'm out at the Crossville, Tenn., truck show of the Music City Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, where things are just getting under way. Bill Bradford, semi-retired owner of a business selling Land Rover parts in South Pittsburg, Tenn. (between Monteagle and Chattanooga), is here with this sweet long-wheelbase (relatively) 1978 Freightliner cabover, powered by a 400 Cummins, 13-speed transmission (see below). He bought it several months ago from an owner based in Grain ...

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Owner-operator on a fuel-economy test run

In May independent Albert Transport owner-operator Henry Albert participated in a test run of the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution (pictured) to track and compare its fuel-efficiency against an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia. We reported about the test just last week. This week, he's been sharing results of this unique experience over on his blog as part of Freightliner's Slice of Life program -- offering windows into owner-operators' experiences with their Cascadia model updates. Albert was tapped to ...

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Patriotic trucks honor POWs

Freightliner's celebrating 10 years of the Rolling Thunder Ride of Pride by giving putting two ROP trucks on the road.

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Freightliner Trucks launches new smartphone app

Freightliner Trucks announced a new free application for iPhone and Android smartphone users. The app features a dealer locater, which provides a complete listing of Freightliner Trucks dealerships based on the driver’s current location or by entering a city, state or zip code and features a map, contact information, services, hours of operation and real-time, dealer-specific special offers; event listing which shows the dates, show hours, special guest appearances and booth ...

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Funny Car driver gets a Cascadia car hauler

Freightliner Trucks presented John Force, legendary Funny Car driver and chief executive officer of John Force Racing, with the keys to the team’s first Freightliner Cascadia hauler.

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Severe Service

A historic haul, diesel particulate filter cleaning issues, options for the SD line and more severe service information items are featured.

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Daimler recalling Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 103,000 of its Class 8 trucks manufactured between 2006 and this year.

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Cascadia production to ramp up

The Freightliner Truck plant in Cleveland, N.C., plans to add 1,100 jobs by year's end to make more Cascadias, Daimler Trucks North America announced. The majority of the positions will be filled with recalled workers who were laid off in 2009, and hiring is slated to begin in early February. The additional workers represent a 72 percent increase in personnel at the plant and will include an estimated 1,072 shop employees and an additional 29 ...

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Daimler to extend Trucker Buddy aid

Daimler Trucks North America will support the Trucker Buddy International through 2014, the educational nonprofit outreach announced. Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks and Detroit Diesel already participate in the group’s monthly activities of monthly recognition of truckers who volunteer in the classroom program designed to increase awareness of trucking and help students with scholastic achievement. “Their commitment to Trucker Buddy is important for us and the industry,” said Randy Schwartzenburg, Trucker Buddy International director. “Daimler Trucks North ...

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