Freightliner Trucks

Alternative fuels conference set

A Green Transportation Conference focusing on alternative fuels and new vehicles is planned for Jan. 11 in Salem, Ore.

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Click for Parts

Expanding e-commerce options make ordering parts online efficient and convenient.

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Truck Centers Inc.’s Christmas food drive a success

Freightliner/Western Star dealer network Truck Centers Inc. recently hosted a first-ever food drive for the St. Louis area’s largest food suppliers for shelters and food banks, Operation Food Search (OFS). The company’s Troy, Ill., headquarters kicked off a one-month can drive for OFS, also a TCI customer since the recent economic downturn has resulted in a 20 percent increase in the demand for the organization’s services, especially during this holiday season. In one short month, the ...

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Freightliner Trucks launches newly redesigned website

A newly redesigned website features new product support and navigation tools, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Trucks announced. The website showcases the truck maker's on-highway, medium duty, severe duty and alternative power solutions, features an extensive library of truck components and highlights the maker's innovation and engineering leadership, a company statement said. Other features on the new site include a dealer-locator map, a multimedia library, related sponsor and partner information, and social media integration. The website can be accessed ...

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Truck design contest opens to college students

University students are eligible to enter truck designs suitable for owner-operators for the annual contest Design the Future of Pride & Profit, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Trucks announced. The winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship and option for a paid internship at the truck maker. The competition will run from November through February 2012. Three finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show, where their designs will be on display at the ...

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Schneider, Freightliner chosen for 9/11 events

The World Memorial organization invited Schneider National and Freightliner Trucks 2011 Ride of Pride truck.

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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Roadside Attractions

An outlaw is riding into cowboy country, there's a new dame on the Dalton, tornadoes take down some rigs, truckers say not to human freight and other industry news items are featured.

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Pulse

As you weigh any possibilities for expansion or changing carriers, consider these current resources to help assess your situation.

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Daimler adds workers

More than 1,230 employees will be added to the company's manufacturing and administrative payroll in three locations.

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