Freightliner

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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TONIGHT: The latest on driver pay trends

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

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Automated-manual transmission

Freightliner introduced AMT3, its new automated-manual transmission for BusinessClass M2 vehicles with technology that combines the design of a manual transmission with electronics to form an automated two-pedal shift system that equalizes driver performance and improves fuel economy. FREIGHTLINER, www.freightliner-amt3.com

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Tonight on American Trucker — Gully Transportation’s antique trucks

Gully Transportation will be featured on tonight's edition of the American Trucker television show. The episode will air on the Speed Channel at 10 p.m. Eastern. The program will show the production of one of the Quincy, Ill.-based regional hauler's newest trucks – a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia – in the manufacturer's Cleveland, N.C., facility. “My father started the business with just one truck in 1947," says company vice president Michael Gully, "and in 1964 he purchased his first ...

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Motorhead Garage TV’s ‘Big Rig Edition’ series continues

Hosts Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman, formerly of such television shows as Two Guys Garage, Shade Tree Mechanic, and Crank and Chrome, have launched a series of "Big Rig Editions" of Motorhead Garage, Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on the Fox Sports Network, taking do-it-yourself maintenance and truck/trailer know-how from the shop to the small screen. This Sunday's show will feature Randy Pruitt, president of Detroit Radiator, giving Dave Bowman "the low-down on their advanced technology with ...

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