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Freightliner Trucks debuts new sales collateral

Freightliner Trucks has revised its entire catalog of on-highway sales collateral. The updated collateral library includes multi-page product brochures and individual sell sheets that highlight benefits and specifications for distinct applications including flatbed, bulk, truckload/LTL, regional haul, temperature controlled, natural gas and more. “With stunning photography and detailed technical information, we’ve created a robust selection of

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Freightliner Trucks’ Team Run Smart pro drives Cascadia natural gas tractor

Freightliner Trucks delivered a Freightliner Cascadia 113 CNG tractor to Team Run Smart pro Jimmy Nevarez. Nevarez will run the truck in southern California and blog about his experiences at Nevarez was selected as a PRO by Freightliner Trucks last year, and has been providing tips to other professional drivers through Team Run Smart. Based

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Stemco Motor Wheel becomes a lightweight supplier to Freightliner, Western Star

Stemco Motor Wheel announced its CentriFuse lightweight brake drum is now a premium published option for certain Freightliner and Western Star trucks models. CentriFuse lightweight brake drums are designed for weight-sensitive applications to increase payload or fuel efficiency. The 16.5- x 8.62-in. CentriFuse drum now available weighs 100 lbs., which is the lightest brake drum

DTNA’s eco initiatives extend from the plant to the road

Daimler Trucks North America sustainability efforts extend from the plant to the road. While initiatives focused on reducing emissions and fuel consumption have been around for some time, new greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards continue to propel manufacturers to develop alternatively powered vehicles. “Our ongoing support for the environment is found in our commitment

Freightliner Trucks surpasses 15,000 members for Team Run Smart Community

Freightliner Trucks has surpassed 15,000 members for Team Run Smart. Team Run Smart is an open online community, offering a wealth of industry resources and helps owner-operators, company drivers and fleet managers advance in the business of trucking. Launched at the Great American Truck Show (GATS) in 2012, Team Run Smart is accessible through a dedicated

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Covenant Transport adopts Freightliner Trucks FIT System

Freightliner Trucks has announced that Covenant Transport has ordered the Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System for its fleet. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based truckload carrier is one of the first major fleets to order the exercise and flexibility system as a reward and incentive program for its drivers. Developed in collaboration with Rolling Strong, the FIT System

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PPG Industries announces 2014 show truck tour dates

PPG Industries’ Automotive Refinish business has released the 2014 appearance schedule of its popular and colorful show truck. The truck, a 75-ft. 2007 Coronado Freightliner tractor-trailer rig, is decked out in a vibrant paint scheme that incorporates the dazzling colors, unique special effects and stunning graphics PPG products make possible. The truck will begin its

Mark Lampert to retire as Daimler Trucks North America’s SVP of sales and marketing; Richard Howard named as successor

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31, 2014. Richard Howard will assume the position of Daimler Trucks North America sales and marketing senior vice president on April 1, 2014. As Daimler Trucks North America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Lampert was

Combined Transport leverages technology, the right specs

Specialized operations require equally precise equipment and maintenance practices, and that is exactly the case at Combined Transport Inc. The Central Point, Ore.-based specialized motor carrier, as well as a hauler of general commodities throughout the lower 48 U.S. states and Canada, routinely handles oversized loads with multi-axle heavy haul trailers. Additionally, the company’s Glass

Putting heavy-duty truck aerodynamics to the test

In the fight for fuel efficiency, fleet managers are assaulted with a litany of efficiency products that claim to reduce fuel usage. The aerodynamic product category is starting to come into its own, where the impact has shifted the question from “Do these products work?” to “How do these products work for my fleet?” There

Putting heavy-duty truck aerodynamics to the test
Freightliner adds multimedia sales capabilities

A new, proprietary dealer sales tool designed for the iPad is now providing Freightliner Trucks dealers with interactive product information. The redesigned Freightliner Sales Tool app serves as a virtual showroom for every model in the OEM’s product lineup, including providing instant access to product information and literature.

Meritor WABCO lane departure warning system now available for Freightliner trucks

OnLane, a lane departure warning system from Meritor WABCO, can now be ordered as an option on Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution models. Powered with SafeTrak technology by Takata, OnLane is a forward-looking, vision-based lane departure warning system designed to monitor road markings and the vehicle’s position in the lane. The system delivers audible warnings