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    Freightliner Trucks Revealed New Family of Its Work Trucks
    Freightliner Trucks Revealed New Family of Its Work Trucks

    Today Freightliner Trucks has revealed three new models, which will form the next generation of the Severe Duty lineup. The presentation was held at 2011 ConExpo Construction Show. The 108 SD, 114 SD and Coronado SD models are designed to be a perfect mix of toughness and efficiency. Currently the smart products and services are of a great demand in the automotive industry. The trucks' manufacturer hopes that these new models will expand the company's presence in the vocational market.

    The 108 Severe Duty truck comes with a 42-inch set-back axle configuration. The 108 SD will feature a front axle weight of 20,000 pounds and 46,000 pounds for single and tandem rear axles. The customers will be offered to choose between the Cummins ISB and ISC engines. Also a standard Detroit Diesel DD13 will be available for this type of trucks. Thus the upcoming vehicle will be capable to produce up to 350 hp and 520 to 1,000 lb/ft of torque.

    The 114 SD model is equipped with the 450 hp DD13 engine, which works in conjunction with the BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction technology. This latest innovation helps to reduce fuel consumption as well as to decrease emissions. The system benefits to both business and environment. The Cummins ISL and ISC power units will be offered as an option.

    Freightliner Trucks also plans to reveal a natural gas technology for its 114 SD model. The North American market will likely see the first results already in May. The production is scheduled for December, 2011.

    Freightliner Introduces Its Innovation Truck Concept
    Freightliner Introduces Its Innovation Truck Concept

    Daimler Trucks North America set a new standard in commercial-grade hauling with the presentation of its latest Innovation Truck concept at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky.

    The unveiled truck concept spotlights a series of aerodynamic and fuel-saving innovations. The aero tweaks include rear wheel fairings, a roof deflector, under-body panels and a front air splitter. In addition, the side mirrors were replaced with cameras to reduce drag. When it comes to fuel savings, the Innovation Truck’s diesel powerplant is fitted with Daimler’s new BlueTec emissions after-treatment system, which significantly reduces nitrogen oxide discharge. Among the other cutting-edge features are the RunSmart Predictive Cruise control, which helps determine the most fuel efficient vehicle speed, and the ParkSmart VHAC technology, which provides emission-free cooling and highly efficient heating without engine idling.

    "We've created the new Innovation Truck to highlight not only our existing technologies, but to show our customers what they can expect from us in the near future," said Elmar Boeckenhoff, senior vice president, Engineering and Technology for Daimler Trucks North America. "The Innovation Truck is part of our ongoing effort to shape future transportation by pushing the boundaries in engineering and technology."