Freightliner

Cubby Buddy toolbox maker’s new storage system for load bars

Hensley Inc.-leased owner-operator Jeff Zehrer (pictured), with a Great Dane dry van and Freightliner tractor and a unique line of tool-box systems for owner-operators you may well recall me writing about here back in January, has added yet another patent-pending storage system to the repertoire of his growing Cubby Buddy side business. The business and Zehrer were profiled this month in Truckers News, just in time for the release of the new "Raising the Bar" system for ...

Read More

Is the cabover coming back?

So why is Freighliner displaying the Argosy in its booth? The company says it's a big part of its export business.

Read More

Freightliner shows Revolution concept truck

The new Revolution concept truck shows where Freightliner's future engineering is headed.

Read More

Meet celebrities at Freightliner booth

The truck maker will have Richard Petty there Thursday to meet fans and give autographs. Truck racer Mike Ryan, who many times has won the Pikes Peak Class 8 truck race in a Freightliner, will be around during the show. His truck is on display, too. Freightliner's booth is emphasizing its history of innovation. Some of the trucks on display have retro styling from the '70 and '80 to reflect that history. All worth stopping by if you ...

Read More

Obama announces alt-energy plan at Daimler Trucks plant

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

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Freightliner celebrates 70th anniversary

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

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Hey, buddy, have you seen a racecar hauler?

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

Read More