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Behind the Scenes of the New Cascadia® Fuel Efficiency Tour

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Danny Borski is the manager of fuel consumption testing at Freightliner Trucks. Here’s an inside look at how the fuel efficiency tour for the new Cascadia was developed, conducted, and reported.

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Defensive Driving Tips with the New Cascadia®

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Here are some simple tips paired with features on the new Cascadia to help implement defensive driving within your fleet.

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5 Tips to Prevent Driver Fatigue

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Here are five tips to help drivers maintain a healthy lifestyle on the road.

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4 Ways to Maximize Uptime

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On-Highway Newsletter

We all know that the best way to take care of our bodies is with preventive medicine, including annual physicals, regular exercise, and a healthy diet. Well, the same is true for our trucks.

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Q&A with the Program Director of the New Cascadia®

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On-Highway Newsletter

A lot goes into imagining, designing, and building a new truck. The idea for the new Cascadia was born in 2011, and after five years of concept development, testing, and refinement, Freightliner’s next flagship Class 8 truck has launched. We sat down with Toby Faulkner, the director of the new Cascadia development program, to learn about what goes into a project like this and the journey to bring sketches to life.

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FAQs about Hours of Service and Regulations

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The different driving rules and regulations mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) can be hard to keep straight, but are important to follow. The exhilaration and independence of driving Class 8 trucks comes with great responsibility to manage time wisely and keep the roadways safe by preventing driver fatigue. Fleet managers carry the responsibility of making sure their drivers are up to date on these rules and regulations. Here’s a quick-start guide for new drivers (and a good refresher for veterans) on the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations.

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9 New Safety Features in the New Cascadia®

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The new Freightliner Cascadia isn’t just among the most advanced on-highway trucks on the market, it’s a concentrated investment in the future of trucking. It's designed to be one of the safest vehicles on the road, both for drivers and other motorists. Here’s a look at nine new safety features to help protect you and your drivers.

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Lowering Real Cost of Ownership℠ by Improving the Driver Experience

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On-Highway Newsletter

Providing drivers with technologically advanced trucks designed with their comfort in mind and cutting-edge safety features is the first step to driver retention. Drivers play an important role in Real Cost of Ownership (RCO), so Freightliner made driver experience a priority when designing the new Cascadia.

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Highway Devolution is Taking a Toll on Trucks

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Funding of highway and public transportation system maintenance has shifted from the federal government to the states, causing a “devolution” of U.S. highways. As a result, necessary bridge and highway maintenance projects are delayed, state governments are making cuts to cover maintenance and new road projects, and state and local governments are implementing more tolls to help fund these projects.

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Freightliner Revamps Its Team Run Smart Website

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Freightliner Trucks has launched a new version of its Team Run Smart website, an open online community that truckers can turn to for expertise on a variety of topics. With over 48,000 members, Freightliner has enhanced the website for an improved user experience, easier access to information, and additional content to assist owner-operators and fleet customers at becoming better at the business of trucking.