Freightliner

10 mpg? It looms, says Daimler’s CEO

| March 12, 2013

Martin Daum said during in an address to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association that trucks getting 10 mpg "will definitely come during our professional lifetimes."

Work Truck Show wrap-up

| March 10, 2013

Rounding up commercial van market, hybrid truck, solar panel, natural gas powertrain and other news from the NTEA show in Indianapolis, which ended March 8.

Love’s to buy 50 CNG trucks

| March 07, 2013

Gemini Transport, a Love's sister company hauling fuel for the truck stop chain, will put the Freightliners in service in the Texas Triangle and Oklahoma City areas.

Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar

| March 02, 2013

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, blogging as part of Freightliner's new Team Run Smart initiative, breaks down the driver shortage issue in a crafty way: "An economist and a driver recruiter walk into a bar" and...

Vocational spec’ing: With downspeeding trend, keep close eye on torque/hp combo

| February 26, 2013

In the past, heavy duty vocational trucks may have been spec'd with 550 hp and 1,950 lb.-ft. of torque to get the load rolling. Today, 470-hp engines with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque can do the job.

Daimler Trucks cutting up to 1,300 jobs

| February 01, 2013

In a move that will leave 1,300 North American factory workers out of a job, Daimler Trucks North America is laying off 2,100 people worldwide, according to multiple reports.

More photos: Mel Davis’ custom FreightlinerImage Gallery

| January 29, 2013

A visit with Michigan-based independent owner-operator Melvin Davis in Nashville yields more great pictures of his custom big-bunk reefer hauler.

Expediter meets vintage Coke machine meets pro golfer Brandt SnedekerImage Gallery

| November 19, 2012

What happens? One odd load for husband-wife team owner-operators Bob and Linda Caffee.

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