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Ottawa Forest

The Freightliner 122SD and Detroit DD16® Engine: A Match Made in Log Truck Heaven

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Ottawa Forest Products is a 25-year-old pallet company that operates in Ironwood, Mich. They have a fleet of 16 trucks, including two Freightliner Coronados and two Freightliner 122SDs.

Green County

“Freightliner Trucks are the Backbone of the County”

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Greene County has been a customer of Harrison Truck Centers in Des Moines, Iowa, for more than a decade. In charge of secondary roads, they have a fleet of Freightliner M2 106s and 108SDs that work hard to keep 725 miles of gravel roads and 225 miles of paved roads safe and clear for 10,000 residents year-round.

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Smart Solutions for Finance Roadblocks, Part 2

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“Financing is too expensive.”

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The Benefits of Compressed Natural Gas vs. Diesel

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With dropping diesel fuel prices, the conversation about compressed natural gas (CNG) has gotten quieter in the industry. But there are still a lot of benefits to CNG trucks that may make sense for your business. Here’s a quick overview on some of the advantages and disadvantages of CNG and diesel fuel trucks.

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Smart Solutions for Finance Roadblocks

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“If I can, I should pay outright.”

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V-Cat Trucking Finds Increased Uptime with Elite Support Certified Dealer

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V-Cat Trucking is a contract trucking company that supplies dump trucks and operators to local construction companies throughout middle Tennessee. They currently have 14 Freightliner 122SDs that travel anywhere between five to 75 miles to construction sites each day, and put in 10 to 12 hours of work.

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His-and-Hers Logging Trucks are Anything but Cutesy

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Jeff Havela Trucking is a husband-and-wife logging team that operates on the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan. They average 60- to 150-mile runs hauling raw products from the woods to the mill, and after 22 years of driving other trucks, they made the switch to Freightliner.

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Introducing the 122SD Sleeper Auto Hauler

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Freightliner Trucks recently developed a 122SD Sleeper Auto Hauler in partnership with Fontaine Modification Company. This development was in response to a request for an integral sleeper design from Diversified Automotive, a committed Freightliner customer.

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Recap: 2017 WasteExpo in NOLA

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In case you missed it, the 2017 WasteExpo took place May 9–11 in New Orleans. WasteExpo is designed for waste and recycling leaders, and is where the best minds in the waste, recycling, and organics industry turn for inspiration, innovation, and guidance. So naturally, Freightliner Trucks was there.

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Elliott Equipment Company Picked the Freightliner M2 106 to Power its First Digger Derrick

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Elliott Equipment Company recently developed the D105, its first digger derrick for the electric utility, construction, and maintenance industries. It has a 107-foot sheave height, 20,000 foot-pound high-torque digger system, a digging radius of up to 41 feet, and digging depth of up to 16 feet — and it’s powered by a Freightliner M2 106.