Freightliner

Obama announces alt-energy plan at Daimler Trucks plant

President Obama announced a $1 billion initiative to spur deployment of clean, advanced vehicles.

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Truck gift celebrates Christner landmark

Longtime customer John Christner Trucking, of Sapulpa, Okla., celebrated its 25th anniversary with the gift of a customized Coronado from Freightliner Trucks. The truck was given to the refrigerated truckload carrier at the Tulsa Convention Center in late 2011, adding to a fleet of more than 330 Freightliner trucks.  The Coronado’s silver exterior features a 25-year timeline on the side of the cab, the company’s logo and chrome accents. Founder John Christner was also presented with two ...

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Freightliner celebrates 70th anniversary

The site provides a look at Freightliner’s legacy of innovation with a detailed timeline.

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Meet the maker of the Cubby Buddy truck toolbox

I've written about the toolbox before, which you may remember. Since then, says Debbie Zehrer, wife and business partner of owner-operator Jeff Zehrer (both pictured), the Cubby Buddy toolbox system has added models, with a total 10 to choose from. If you've been looking for a good system for your truck, you can give them a look at CubbyBuddy.com. I had the great opportunity yesterday to talk with Jeff and Debbie. Leased to small fleet Hensley ...

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Blacked out for the night?

How long before Class 8 trucks come equipped with SmartGlass technology? Lately making inroads in concept cars at auto shows around the world, the SPD-Smart window-tint technology by Research Frontiers enables a vehicle's operator to, with the push of a button, apply varying degrees of tint to one or more windows to keep the outside out. I can't help but see potential applications for night haulers looking for some shut-eye in the heat of a ...

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Hey, buddy, have you seen a racecar hauler?

Drivers of NASCAR transporters pride themselves on being essential members of precision race teams.

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Final Showdown

Four kings of chrome crowned at culmination of inaugural Pride & Polish National Championship Series.

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My talk with the $25,000-winning ‘Navigator of the Year’

I got the grand opportunity to meet an owner-operator at the Great American Trucking Show last week who holds something of a grand distinction of being the only OO I know who's had a $25,000 check written to him just for being who he is. That owner-operator is St. Louis-based Edward Crumer (pictured), leased to Allied Van Lines and hauling for Florida-based agent Sorensen Moving & Storage in a 1997 Freightliner FLD. Rand McNally, with ...

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Aug. 26: Learn owner-operator business skills

Don’t miss this free two-hour seminar, with presenter Kevin Rutherford, on how to run a profitable owner-operator business.

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Keeping up with driver pay changes

Learn more about owner-operator and company driver compensation in a free one-hour webinar produced by Overdrive and Truckers News and sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.

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