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    Cummins X12, Endurant in 116-inch Cascadia

    October 8, 2019 2:29PM by

    The Freightliner Cascadia 116-inch BBC day cab can now be spec’d with the Cummins X12 engine and the Eaton Cummins Endurant Transmission as part of an Integrated Power package.

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    Roll-up door for Freightliner M2

    August 12, 2019 1:10PM by

    Fontaine Modification is improving the access to Freightliner M2 trucks, making it easier for users like tow truck operators and firefighters to reach tools and equipment.

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    Freightliner 114SD gets Cummins X12

    December 11, 2018 9:35AM by

    Freightliner’s 114SD can now be spec’d with the lightweight Cummins X12, supporting an array of weight-sensitive vocational applications like concrete mixers, refuse trucks, and auto haulers. Weighing in at 2,050 lb., the engine is about 600 lb. lighter than other

  • Amazon makes big commitment during grand opening of U.S. Sprinter plant

    September 5, 2018 6:41PM by Derek Clouthier

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today’s grand opening of the new Sprinter plant in North Charleston was met with some added good news for Mercedes-Benz Vans, with Amazon announcing it will require 20,000 units over the course of the coming year. Pricing

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    Sheets with sleepers in mind

    April 9, 2018 10:55AM by Truck News

    Lippert Components has introduced a line of adjustable sheet sets designed to fit the wider, longer mattresses commonly found in Class 8 sleepers. The somnum adjustable twin XL sheets are made of a soft brushed microfiber, but the fitted sheet

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    Minimizer floor mats for all Cascadias

    April 3, 2018 9:12AM by Truck News

    Minimizer now offers custom-molded floor mats for the new Freightliner Cascadia 116 and 126.

  • DTNA adds Class 8 and 6 Freightliner 360 trucks to Mexican market

    November 15, 2017 12:28PM by Derek Clouthier

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has upped its game in the Mexican market, announcing the release of two new Freightliner 360 trucks. The Class 8 2528 and Class 6 1217 join the Class 4 715, which was

  • Daimler breaks ground on new logistics center

    August 25, 2017 4:50PM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has broken ground on its new logistics center at the company’s truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. Expected to be completed early 2019, the center represents a $27 million investment in Daimler’s

  • News Equipment

    New Cascadia driving higher penetration of proprietary components

    July 27, 2017 4:07PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Cali. – Orders for the new Cascadia have now surpassed those for its predecessor, and buyers of the new truck are increasingly adopting proprietary powertrain components and safety systems. “Within the next couple weeks, we will crest 10,000 builds

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    Daimler releases the Detroit DD8

    March 15, 2017 10:37PM by Derek Clouthier

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its component brand Detroit unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine during the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The DD8 is a 7.7 liter in-line six-cylinder engine aimed at the vocation

  • Detroit DT12 transmission offers improved fuel efficiency, reduced friction

    September 1, 2016 6:36PM by Truck West

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Freightliner’s newly unveiled Cascadia, which was revealed Sept. 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo., brings a lot of new technology, driver and safety enhancements to the table, including the Detroit’s DT12 automated manual transmission. Part of the