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ETruck Transportation to Convert Used Freightliner Class 6 Trucks to Electric

Freightliner M2 106 tow truck A Freightliner M2 106 tow truck. ETruck Transportation said it has one order for 200 converted trucks from a company in Chicago. (Freightliner)

ETruck Transportation announced a plan to take used, diesel-powered Class 6 Freightliner models and convert them to battery-electric power.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler’s Nielsen Believes Truck Production, Sales Improving

Roger Nielsen Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen speaks at an industry event in 2019. He recently said sales for Class 6, Class 7 and Class 8 at DTNA have recovered well since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen sees the production and sale of new trucks reaching replacement levels by the end of 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 27, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider to Test Freightliner eCascadia Through 2021

Schneider truck and Freightliner eCascadia truck Schneider said it will test Freightliner's eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread adoption of electric trucks. (left: John Sommers II for Transport Topics; right: Daimler Trucks North America)

Schneider said it will test the Freightliner eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread use of commercial battery-electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2020
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, WardsAuto.com 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, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 16, 2018
Business

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
Business

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

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