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Yokohama’s commercial tire lineup now available in Freightliner’s Data Book

Fleets purchasing new Freightliner trucks can now equip them with Yokohama Tire Corp.’s complete line of commercial truck tires. “All our truck tires, including ultra wide-base, drive, trailer and steer/all-position, are now an option in Freightliner’s Data Book,” said Rick Phillips, Yokohama Tire Corp.’s vice president of sales. “This means when fleet owners are deciding

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The latest in OE natural gas offerings

Revised in the fall of 2014, the Heavy-duty Truck and Bus Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Roadmap by the California Hybrid, Efficient and Advanced Truck (CalHEAT) Research Center operated by CALSTART concludes that, “The recent increase in supply of natural gas in the United States along with a highly attractive price point, nearly half that of

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Investing in aerodynamics to improve fuel efficiency

Wind resistance is a total drag—literally. Wind resistance is one of the top forces working against the truck as it runs down the road. (The other factors being: grade resistance; tire rolling resistance; and engine accessory and/or drivetrain losses, according to Cummins MPG Guide: “Secrets of better fuel economy”.) Did you know that every 2%

Freightliner highlights new options for 122SD truck

Freightliner Trucks showcased several new options for its 122SD truck. The flagship of the Freightliner severe-duty line of vocational trucks, the 122SD is ideal for heavy, oversized loads, and can be configured for a variety of severe-duty options, including oil/gas field services, concrete mixing, specialty/heavy-haul, crane, dump and towing/recovery, said the company. The new options

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Freightliner Trucks recognizes America’s Hardest Working Cities

Vocational truck operators provide essential services that help revitalize communities, and Freightliner Trucks believes it’s time to celebrate these accomplishments. During an event at the 2015 Work Truck Show, the North American market leader in vocational trucks announced the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities program to recognize the role vocational trucks, and the men and

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Webasto SmarTemp Control available as Freightliner factory-installed option

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America Inc. announced that, beginning March 2, Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution trucks can roll off of the production line equipped with Webasto’s digital SmarTemp Control. Designed to work exclusively with Webasto’s Air Top 2000 ST bunk air heater, Webasto’s SmarTemp Control delivers precise temperature control with a rotary dial

Building the perfect work truck

Building the best truck for the job begins with knowing all the options. We asked the experts to tell us what fleets need to know to get the most of their buying decisions.

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Leveraging analytics helps Leonard’s Express reduce maintenance costs

To get the most out of its trucks, Leonard’s Express, a family-owned asset-based transportation provider headquartered in Farmington, N.Y., invests heavily in predictive analysis. The fleet is continuously working to stay one step ahead of the curve, working to keep its trucks running productively each day. As Leonard’s Express Chief Information Officer Kyle Johnson puts

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Detroit premieres training videos for Assurance safety system

Detroit Diesel Corp. released new driver training videos for the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems and the integrated Detroit Powertrain. Introduced in 2014 and available for the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution and Cascadia equipped with Detroit engines, Detroit Assurance systems are seamlessly integrated into the truck’s dashboard, engine and transmission electronics. The Detroit Assurance video

Fleet Engineers partners with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro

Fleet Engineers Inc. has formally partnered with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro‘s Henry Albert, owner of Albert Transportation Inc., based in Statesville, N.C. Albert has been a trucker since 1983 and is operating a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution 72-in. sleeper. He has been successfully utilizing Fleet Engineers’ SmartWay-verified Advanced Air Slipper side skirts and AeroFlap mud flaps

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PPG announces show truck tour dates

PPG Automotive Refinish announced its 2015 show truck tour schedule. The show truck this year is a 75-ft. 2007 Coronado Freightliner tractor-trailer rig. The Freightliner sports a new paint scheme that highlights the colors, graphics and special effects that PPG’s advanced PPG refinish products allow, according to the company. Again this year, veteran PPG driver Chad

In-house vs. outsourced fleet maintenance

Increasing adoption of onboard technology has been a boon and a bane for fleets. The boon is greater transparency between the fleet maintenance manager and driver/vehicle—that provides information on how vehicles are being driven and access to more and better data for maintenance and repair decisions. The bane is that the increased sophistication can make

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