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Daimler Trucks North America ‘Not Standing Still’ on Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America ‘Not Standing Still’ on Electric Trucks

The COVID-19 pandemic has not significantly affected Daimler Trucks North America’s work on medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks, and despite production shutdowns due to the pandemic, the company is back to building vehicles at the same rate it was before the pandemic hit.

August 17, 2020

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.

March 5, 2020

Electric Freightliner Customer Experience Fleet Hits the Road
Freightliner Debuts CNG Models

Freightliner Debuts CNG Models

Two new Freightliner Cascadia compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles were showcased for the first time at the 2018 ACT Expo Conference.

April 30, 2018

Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck
USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.

April 22, 2015

Daimler Recalls CNG Freightliner M2 Trucks

Daimler Recalls CNG Freightliner M2 Trucks

The manual tank shutoff valve is at risk for getting stuck in the closed position and blocking the flow of fuel to the engine in 16 2013 model-year trucks.

November 12, 2014

Switching to Natural Gas in Medium-Duty Trucks
Freightliner S2G Propane Autogas Truck in Final Testing Phase

Calif. City Purchases CNG Sweepers for $1.7M

The City of Burbank, Calif., took delivery of five compressed natural gas (CNG) street sweepers, purchasing them for a total cost of $1.7 million. They replace five CNG sweepers that were between nine and 10 years old.

January 10, 2014

Finding the Right Fuel-Efficient Fit

Finding the Right Fuel-Efficient Fit

The growing number of fuel-efficient and alt-fuel offerings from OEMs and aftermarket upfitters for truck fleets give fleet managers more options than ever to manage fuel spend.

May 7, 2012

Denver Adds Four Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

DENVER - The four new Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid aerial bucket trucks will be used for forestry, traffic signal, and traffic sign repair.

June 17, 2010

Freightliner M2 112 Goes All-Natural

Freightliner M2 112 Goes All-Natural

Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner introduces the Business Class M2 112 NG, its first natural gas-powered truck. 2010 EPA emissions-compliant, the truck is targeted for natural gas utilities, port operations, and municipalities.

March 11, 2010

New Work Engines of Tomorrow

New Work Engines of Tomorrow

From hybrids to electric vehicles, it is important to have the right fuel to drive down fuel costs.

November 1, 2008

Freightliner M2e Hybrid Gets Down to Business

Freightliner M2e Hybrid Gets Down to Business

With improved fuel economy, lower emissions, extended brake wear, and reduced idle time, Freightliner’s Business Class M2e Hybrid offers fleets a “clean” way to get the job done.

November 1, 2008

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