FREIGHTLINER

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA) announced that production of the industry's first Class 5 cabover gasoline-powered work truck began at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) plant in Gaffney, S.C. FCCC is a sister company within Daimler Trucks.

Interstate 5 in northern California's Siskiyou County busily hums, clanks, bangs and whirrs as work crews run big equipment and off-road vehicles in Phase II of a $57 million rehab project that runs from Mount Shasta to Dunsmuir. The activity merges machine efficiencies, modern technology and worker expertise and craftsmanship centered around maintaining the region's important transportation corridor that sees 20,000 to 30,000 car, truck and big rig use on a daily basis.

 Four of North America's leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018. Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles will reveal its Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD chassis cab trucks. Ford Commercial Vehicles will launch a new commercial vehicle.

Freightliner Trucks announced that Des Moines is the 10th city to be honored by Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The program, which launched in 2015, recognizes cities in North America that are fueling economic growth.

Racing season is in full swing and if you keep your eyes peeled during caution periods and in between races, you'll see some busy trucks in addition to those flashy racecars. As a matter of fact, you'll likely spot a hard working Freightliner truck.

Tracey Road Equipment celebrated its 40th anniversary with an open house on Oct. 6, at its Syracuse, N.Y., headquarters. Contractors and municipalities from across New York State were invited to view the latest advancements and technologies in road building, excavation, trucking, and road maintenance equipment.

Seattle-Tacoma was honored at an award presentation as one of Freightliner Trucks' “Hardest Working Cities.” The program recognizes cities paving the way in community growth and innovation. The city received the award for its substantial employment in construction and manufacturing, and significant investment in infrastructure projects.

Economical Discovery Series hydraulic excavators, designed to deliver “more dig for the dollar,” are now available in two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models. Developed by Gradall Industries in collaboration with Freightliner, Discovery Series D 152 and D 154 models are budget-priced and designed for excavating and maintenance work frequently performed by governments and specialty contractors.

Exactly one year ago at the NTEA Work Truck Show, Freightliner announced a recognition program called Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities to honor communities leading the way in innovation and municipal growth. A year later, the company will commemorate the program's one-year anniversary in Indianapolis, the city that was first honored.

Vocational truck operators provide essential services that help revitalize communities, and Freightliner Trucks believes it’s time to celebrate these accomplishments. During an event at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show, the company announced the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities program to recognize the role vocational trucks, and the men and women who operate them, play in stimulating economies across the United States and Canada.

Eaton Corporation recently announced that VORAD VS-400 collision warning systems are now listed as a published, factory-installed option on all Freightliner Cascadia, Century and Columbia Class 8 trucks. “With this new option made available to its customers, Freightliner again reinforces its commitment to truck safety,” said Phil Warmbier, marketing manager for Eaton’s VORAD business.