Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Freightliner, Proterra to Develop Production-Ready MT50e Model

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., a unit of Daimler Trucks North America, announced it partnered with Proterra to develop a production-ready version in 2020 of Freightliner’s all-electric MT50e truck chassis.

February 28, 2020
Business, Equipment

Freightliner Catapults September Class 8 Sales to Record High

Freightliner trucks for sale In September, Freightliner sold about 3,300 more trucks than it typically has in a month this year. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales punched through to an all-time record high of nearly 29,000 in September, reported, but analysts cautioned against reading it as a turnaround.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

DTNA Offers Cummins Engines in Cascadia Models

Freightliner Cascadia 116 inch BBC day cab Freightliner Cascadia 116-inch BBC day cab by DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America announced its Freightliner Cascadia 116-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab day cab model can be spec’d with the Cummins X12 engine and the Eaton Cummins Endurant transmission.

October 4, 2019
Business, Equipment

DTNA Showcases Alternative-Fuel Cascadia Models

New CNG Freightliner Cascadia truck The new CNG Freightliner Cascadia day cab, developed in collaboration with UPS Inc. (DTNA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Daimler Trucks North America presented two new Freightliner Cascadia trucks fueled on compressed natural gas as examples of its further expansion into alternative-fuel options.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 1, 2018
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Segment Ends Year With Steady Growth

Kenworth K370 Kenworth K370 (Truck Paper via YouTube)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks climbed 5.4% in December, with only Class 6 volumes dipping from a year earlier, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 16, 2018

Cabovers Key to Daimler’s Strategy in Mexico

Freightliner 2528 Freightliner's 2528 Class 8 Cabover courtesy of Daimler

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — The recent introduction of Class 6 and Class 8 cabover models to the Mexican market is a key part of Daimler Trucks Mexico’s strategy in its home market, and a competitive response to the segment’s growth in the country, the company’s president said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
November 29, 2017

Freightliner Cascadia Adds Two New Models

2017 Freightliner Cascadias Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks added several configurations to its Cascadia truck, introducing a 60-inch raised roof sleeper model in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms.

November 17, 2017

Jason Aldean Entertains Trucking Execs at Freightliner Dinner

Country star Jason Aldean at the Freightliner dinner Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Country music star Jason Aldean was the surprise entertainment for trucking industry executives at the 2017 Freightliner Trucks customer appreciation dinner.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Freightliner Cascadia Adds Midroof Sleepers

Cascadia 60-inch midroof A refreshed Freightliner Cascadia model with a 60-inch midroof XT. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America announced that its refreshed Freightliner Cascadia model will add midroof sleeper berths for regional overnight haul applications and segments such as bulk haul and flatbeds.

September 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Already Working on Phase 2 GHG Compliance

NACV Daimler John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Presentations by Daimler Trucks North America looked to the future, including the notion of CascadiaE, an all-electric Class 8 the parent company of Freightliner Trucks might one day produce.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2017