Freightliner

Freightliner introduces redesigned Cascadia with driver-focused updates

Daimler Trucks unveiled Wednesday evening a reimagined 2018 Freightliner Cascadia tractor, redesigned to up the bar on fuel economy, enhance connectivity and uptime and promote driver comfort, Freightliner says.

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Several major truck, engine makers awarded $20M to build SuperTruck II

The DOE announced the SuperTruck II program earlier this year. The goal, it says, is to double so-called freight efficiency on Class 8 tractor-trailers by driving down fuel consumption. The program follows up on the original SuperTruck program, which handed out the same $20 million to major truck and engine makers in 2010 to improve fuel economy over 2009 tractor-trailers by 50 percent.

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Daimler brings industry’s first electric-powered truck

Daimler Trucks, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, introduced Wednesday the industry's first take on an electric-powered truck, besting upstart Nikola Motor Company and electric vehicle maker Tesla, both of whom announced plans this year for a heavy-duty electric truck.

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Army vet, Schneider driver chosen to drive Ride of Pride truck

Schneider driver and 8-year U.S. Army veteran Jon Ritscher of Crown City, Ohio, has been selected by the company to drive this year's Freightliner Ride of Pride military tribute truck.

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Freightliner recalling almost 9,000 Cascadias

The recall notice says affected units may have insufficient contact between the electrical connector on the compressor and electrical pins and the overheated connection, which can increase risk of a fire.

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Freightliner announces four new ‘Hardest Working Cities’

Freightliner announced New York City, Charlotte, Edmonton and Seattle-Tacoma have been named to its Hardest Working Cities list.

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Daimler announces mass layoff at Freightliner manufacturing plant

Freightliner parent company Daimler Trucks North America issued in late December layoff warnings to nearly 1,000 employees at its Cleveland, North Carolina, truck manufacturing plant.

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Equipment news from ATA: Kenworth dealer certification, 40-inch sleeper for T880, new aero kits

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition took place this week in Philadelphia, and from it have come several trucking equipment news announcements.

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Video: Daimler’s road-ready autonomous truck takes on the Autobahn

Late last week, Daimler Trucks launched its autonomous vehicle control system, Highway Pilot, in Europe on a section of autobahn highway between Denkendorf and Stuttgart. Here's video of the truck on Germany's famed highway systme.

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Overdrive gets behind the wheel of Freightliner’s autonomous truck

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts got his first experience piloting an autonomous truck Tuesday.

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