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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
Alternative fuel infrastructure and application

For fleet managers, putting an alternative fuel truck—specifically natural gas—to work depends on two major factors: Infrastructure and application. According to the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center, there are currently 713 public and 666 private CNG fueling stations and 54 public and 41 private LNG fueling stations in the U.S. The Department

Freightliner CNG Truck
How an alternative fuel vehicle fits into your fleet

In just a few short years, trucks powered by alternative fuels have gone from a rare sight on the road to a growing trend that has seen serious investment by big fleets. Today’s biggest alternative fuel contender is natural gas. While many OEs offer liquid natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG), CNG has

Kenworth LNG Truck
Freightliner hybrid-electric trucks approved for NY Truck-Voucher Incentive Program

Freightliner Trucks‘ Freightliner M2 106 diesel-electric hybrid truck has been approved for the New York Truck—Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP). In partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, New York City Department of Transportation and CALSTART, NYT-VIP provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies.

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Freightliner Team Run Smart pros named Citizen Driver award winners

Freightliner Trucks announced that Team Run Smart pros Henry Albert and Linda and Bob Caffee were recognized with 2014 Citizen Driver awards from TravelCenters of America (TA). The Citizen Driver award recognizes professional drivers who demonstrate good citizenship, safety, community involvement and leadership. In honor of this recognition, the drivers selected their favorite TA or

Shell Rotella demonstrates low-viscosity oil fuel efficiency, durability with engine teardown

Dan Arcy, global OEM technical manager for Shell Global Solutions U.S. Inc., updated media at the company’s Shell Rotella engine teardown event in Greensboro, N.C. The oil category, PC-11, has been in development for two years; the category has been driven by demand to meet federal greenhouse gas emissions regulations that will go in effect

engine teardown by Shell Rotella
Fontaine Modification Fleet Services opens new modification center, headquarters

Fontaine Modification Fleet Services, located in Cleveland, N.C., opened its own headquarters May 1. The new headquarters and modification center will increase Fontaine’s capacity in the Charlotte, N.C., area. It will provide modifications for vehicles built at Freightliner’s Cleveland manufacturing plant. “This new facility will allow us to better serve Freightliner and our mutual customers,” says

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Allison output retarder available for Freightliner M2 112 refuse trucks

Freightliner Trucks announced that the Allison Transmissions output retarder is now available as an option for M2 112 Natural Gas refuse trucks spec’d with Allison 3000 and 4000 series RDS transmissions. Integrated with the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine and part of the transmission, the output retarder provides seamless secondary vehicle braking, ultimately reducing pad

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services highlights latest cab modifications

Refuse/recycling fleet operators can see three of the latest cab modifications from Fontaine Modification Vocational Services at Waste Expo 2014, April 29 through May 1, in Atlanta, Ga. In the Freightliner booth, a refuse truck built for curbside pickup has a stand-up right-hand drive package. The standing position on the right side features additional pedals,

Dual stand up configuration from Fontaine
Freightliner M2 106 emergency truck configurations offer between-the-rails fuel tank

Freightliner Trucks announced that a between-the-rails fuel tank is available as an option for its Freightliner M2 106 vehicles. Ideal for ambulance configurations, the new option places a 40-gal. steel fuel tank between the rails at the end of the frame. According to Freightliner, this allows emergency trucks to have more packaging options such as increased

Servicing solutions from OEM, dealer and network maintenance and repair services that lower costs

Freightliner Trucks Freightliner Trucks fleets can access the Alliance Service Advantage (ASA) program’s preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, emergency repair, inspection compliance, record keeping and tire management services. Options include vehicle washing, substitute vehicles, licensing/permitting, fuel tax reporting and other programs. Programs from ASA include Express Assessment where a certified technician will assess a vehicle problem

Servicing solutions from OEM, dealer and network
Spec’ing sleepers: Two distinct needs

“We have two distinct needs for sleeper equipped tractors in our operation,” says Jim Bullins, corporate fleet manager at Maines Paper and Food Service. “In both cases, we work closely with Fleet Advantage, our asset management, fleet business analytics and equipment financing provider, to tailor specifications to our fleet operation.” Headquartered in Conklin, N.Y., Maines

Freightliner Trucks sleeper Specing sleepers