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Freightliner: 50.000 Cascadia trucks sold in US

Freightliner: 50.000 Cascadia trucks sold in US

Daimler Trucks reaches the mark of 50.000 vehicles sold in the US with its bestseller Freightliner New Cascadia since production started in January 2017. The 50.000th New Cascadia was handed over to the customer Cargo Transporters (Claremont, North Carolina). Currently, Cargo Transporters operates more than 550 Freightliner trucks, now including over 120 New Cascadia. The…Continue Reading

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Freightliner competes with Tesla and Nicola

Freightliner competes with Tesla and Nicola

Freightliner has presented the full electric version of the Cascadia Class 8 truck in the USA. This is the answer of Daimler to Tesla and Nikola that presented their electric long haul trucks earlyer. There are no technical details of the new Freightliner, but the power output should be more than 700 Hp compared to…Continue Reading

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Freightliner EconicSD for the USA

Freightliner EconicSD for the USA

Daimler has introduced the Econic in the USA under the Freightliner brand. The low entry cab of the Econic is the ideal vehicle for the typical American way of collecting garbaged, over the cab. The biggest difference with the European Mercedes-Benz version is the engine. Instead of the OM 936 LA the Freightliner EconicSD has the…Continue Reading

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New Freightliner Cascadia

New Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner introduced the new Cascadia Class 8 truck in the USA. With engines from 350- up to 600 Hp, more efficient aerodynamics and new safety systems on board the new Freightliner is the new standard. Also new is the connectivity system by Detroit Connect. Now Detroit is a name that Freightliner gives to just about…Continue Reading

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Daimler puts first autonomous truck on the road

Daimler puts first autonomous truck on the road

At the Hoover Dam in American State of Nevada, Daimler has put the first autonomous truck on the road. The State of Nevada granted this truck a special licenseplate to help Daimler with further development of this project. At the Mid American Trucking Show, Daimlers US truck division Freightliner already showed an Innovation Truck, which…Continue Reading

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Freightliner Aerodynamic SuperTruck

Freightliner Aerodynamic SuperTruck

At the Mid American Truck Show Daimler Trucks brand Freightliner shows a prototype of a streamlined tractor. The prototype is the result of a five year project together with the American enviromental autohorities. Under the bonnet the 11 litre Detroit engine is featured with a heat recovery system that uses this energy and feeds it…Continue Reading

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Detroit driveline for Freightliner and Western Star

Detroit driveline for Freightliner and Western Star

Daimler owned subsidiary Detroit announced it can offer a new, fully integrated powertrain package that includes its DD15 engine, DT12 automated manual transmission and Detroit axles. This driveline package will be available for the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution in January next year and for the Wester Star 5700 later next year. The powertrain package offers a…Continue Reading

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Freightliner fits Jost

Freightliner fits Jost

The American Dailmler brand Freightliner is going to mount Jost fifth wheel couplings from now on as standard. The American market leader signed the contract with Jost last week. Freightliner will use the JSK 36 mm couplings as standard on Freightliner trucks but DTNA will also offer the lightweight JSK 36 coupling to the Western…Continue Reading

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Freightliner test run on CNG

Daimler Trucks North America presents a test result in the area of alternative drive systems. For the first time, a natural gas-fueled Freightliner Cascadia completed a tour from San Diego to Washington D.C. (approximately 2,700 miles), interrupted only by refueling stops every 350 to 500 miles. The CNG truck (CNG = compressed natural gas) only…Continue Reading

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