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Hadley receives Daimler Masters of Quality Award

Hadley, a manufacturer and marketer of truck and transit products, has earned the Masters of Quality award for 2013 accomplishments from Daimler Trucks North America. According to Daimler, the Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition DTNA gives to its suppliers. Daimler presented the Masters of Quality award during an on-site ceremony at Hadley’s global

Determining ROI to Lower TCO

“Fleet managers have only so much time,” notes Kirk Altrichter, vice president, maintenance at Crete Carrier Corp. “We need to prioritize when we are spending time making return on investment [ROI] determinations for new equipment. There may be an ROI that will help lower our total cost of ownership [TCO], but as technology changes, products

Determining return on investment trucks
Detroit announces new medium-duty engines

Photo caption: Martin Daum (center), president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks of North America, announced the Detroit DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016. The new engines, branded the Detroit DD5 and DD8, will allow DTNA to further expand

Integrated powertrains maximize fuel efficiency

“Traditionally, there has been an understanding in the industry that excellent drivers develop skill sets to operate equipment in a way that generates good fuel mileage,” says Mario Sanchez, technical sales support director at Cummins. “Even the best drivers are not consistent all the time, however, and as fleets continue to struggle to retain and

NCDOT orders Freightliner trucks for operations

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has ordered 67 Freightliner 114SD severe-duty trucks for its fleet. All of the trucks will be manufactured at the Freightliner Mt. Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant in Mt. Holly, N.C. Equipped with Cummins ISL9 engines built in Rocky Mount, N.C., the 114SD trucks will be used for a variety

Effective maintenance, sound equipment choices help Oak Harbor Freight Lines operate efficiently

Freight volumes are higher than expected, notes Dan Vander Pol, director of maintenance at Oak Harbor Freight Lines. “While that is certainly good news, it does put a lot of pressure on our maintenance department to keep equipment running efficiently and on the road,” he says. “We don’t have extra equipment; so, if we have

Oak Harbor freight fleet
Gary King Memorial Trophy awarded to Freightliner Team Run Smart member

Freightliner Trucks announced that Team Run Smart Pro Henry Albert received the Gary King Memorial Trophy for his three year work with the Trucker Buddy International program. The Gary King Memorial Trophy, awarded for outstanding representation of Trucker Buddy International, is named after the founder of the organization. Since 1992, the independent, non-profit group has

DTNA celebrates vehicle production milestone

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) commemorated the production of its 3,000,000th vehicle in North America with a delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution to representatives from Schneider at DTNA’s manufacturing facility in Cleveland, N.C. “Daimler Trucks North America is committed to pacing the industry in terms of engineering and manufacturing excellence, as well as production

Detroit Virtual Technician achieves 100,000th installation

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) celebrated the 100,000th installation of its proprietary Detroit Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system. Since its launch in 2011, Detroit’s Customer Support Center has personally assisted more than 13,000 customers with actionable and detailed service recommendations, said the company. Virtual Technician reduces downtime and decreases maintenance costs by providing a technical

Freightliner Trucks adds to natural gas product options

Freightliner Trucks announced that the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine will be available as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck model in 2015. The 114SD-ISX12 G combination will be ideal for the demanding jobs that the 114SD is designed for, such as mixer, crane and sewer vac, said the

Freightliner vocational trucks sport new features

Freightliner Trucks has introduced several new options for its medium-duty and severe-duty truck models. (Freightliner 122SD Tractor is pictured above.) “We are dedicated to providing our vocational customers with a breadth of options that contribute to durability and benefit on-the-job performance,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. The new options include:

Freightliner SD Tractor New Options
OE natural gas truck offerings

Freightliner Freightliner Cascadia 113 is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine—rated up to 400 HP/1,450 lb.-ft. torque and available with a 48-in. sleeper cab and factory-installed CNG fuel tanks with up to 190 diesel gal. equivalent (DGE) capacity. Factory-installed LNG tanks are also available in configurations allowing up to 300

Peterbilt 579 CNG-6303