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
“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
Eight new Freightliner electric trucks will soon go into the hands of fleet customers, which will help the OEM evaluate their performance in real-world trucking applications.
March 3, 2020
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, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform.
March 9, 2017
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
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
Fleet managers must consider a wide range of options when deciding on converting their truck fleet to natural gas.
May 20, 2014
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is completing final testing of pre-production S2G propane autogas trucks and expects to begin production of the vehicle in the summer, according to a company spokesman.
February 14, 2014
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
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 - 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
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
From hybrids to electric vehicles, it is important to have the right fuel to drive down fuel costs.
November 1, 2008
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