Freightliner New Cascadia prototype test drive, CEO Roger Nielsen interview

Freightliner New Cascadia prototype test drive, CEO Roger Nielsen interview

Daimler Trucks’ new High Desert Proving Ground is highly engineered to simulate a truck’s full service life in approximately six months. One test track mile is equal to 200 real-world miles in terms of durability testing.

And the test track doesn’t fool around.

I hopped inside a Freightliner New Cascadia Prototype and hit the three and a half mile track, or more accurately, the track hit me. I also sat down with Daimler Trucks’ recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer Roger Nielsen, who underscored the importance of testing and the need for this new facility.

So come along as I stress test the future of Freightliner on this episode of On the Road.

You May Also Like

What it means when heavy-duty trucks are also ‘Virtual Vehicles’

Integrated real-time data aims to enhance heavy-duty trucking fleet efficiency, safety and productivity.

Platform-Science-1400

Heavy-duty trucks live two lives. The first is obviously out on the road, doing the job. The second isn't as visible. It's a digital existence where data creates a picture of that truck's operation and feeds information to efficiency, productivity, safety, and service solutions, to name a few. Frankly, that second life is the one that fleet managers most often engage with. Truck data drives fleet improvements. Just as those solutions are increasingly integrated into fleet managers day-to-day workflow, so too are the solutions that generate that data integrated into trucks.

FE’s top ten truck coolant tips

Ten tips about truck coolant to share with you, the viewers of On the Road, today.

On the Road answers your questions about truck tire pressure

Why is tire pressure such a big component of tire costs, and what can you do about it?

tirepressure-1400
How to prepare your fleet’s shop for electric trucks

Whether the coming of electric trucks sounds like a threat or an opportunity for your fleet probably depends on how prepared you are.

prepElectricTruckOTR-1400
Keep your trailers in great shape in winter

There are two main areas of concern for trailers in the winter: keeping the trailer clean of deicers and other debris, and keeping moisture out of the trailer itself.

wintertrailerOTR-1400

Other Posts

Walking the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week show floor

This year’s HDAW definitely lived up to this year’s theme—”Fully Equipped”.

hdaw-mema-walkaround-1400
Peterbilt SuperTruck 2 takes center stage at CES

The OEM tells us how they exceeded DOE freight efficiency expectations.

peterbilt-supertruck-CES-1400
EV Charging-as-a-Service: Explained

Is this the scalable answer to keep EV trucks charged & on course?

Trucking-Sustainably-CAAS-charging-service
Where bulk parts truck service strategies may work for your fleet

In the quest for improved uptime, you can plan for common parts availability.

fleet-uptime-Bulk-Ordering-1400