Freightliner SuperTruck More Than Doubles The Average Big Rig's MPG

After five years and $115 million of development, the Freightliner SuperTruck is Daimler's answer to a lofty challenge set by the Department Of Energy: "improve semi-truck fuel economy by at least 50 percent." This concept blows that benchmark out of the water. » 3/27/15 6:08pm Friday 6:08pm

Mike Ryan Describes Driving His Semi-Truck Off A Cliff At Pikes Peak

Freightliner semi-truck racer Mike Ryan had a serious spill at Pikes Peak just a few days ago, with his race rig dropping down the edge of the road and into the woods. Here's what he has to say about it. » 6/29/14 10:46am 6/29/14 10:46am

Fire Truck Crash Reminds Us That Australian News Anchors Are Beautiful

Early this morning a Freightliner fire truck hit some barriers and flipped over en route to an apartment fire in Flemington, Australia. But I had to watch this newscast three times to figure it out, and not just because I had to look up what "bollard" means. » 6/18/14 5:20pm 6/18/14 5:20pm

Freightliner, CASE, & Mercedes Make The Ultimate Construction Unimog

Race-Tuned Freightliner Truck Raises Tire Smokin' Hell At The Docks

Ever watched the Gymkhana videos and thought sure, that's fun, but that car's too damn small, and where are all the guys getting dragged along behind it, or the Crown Vics on two wheels? » 3/21/14 2:20pm 3/21/14 2:20pm

Ten Things To Know About The Man Who Beat The Veyron To 250+ MPH

Gale Banks is one of those people who's well-known in certain specialized circles, but still not as recognized as he deserves in the general auto-adoring population. Banks has a great many claims to fame, and vast, complex articles could be written, but let's start with this batch of remarkable achievements. » 8/22/13 12:00pm 8/22/13 12:00pm

Subaru sets new fastest time up Mt. Washington

Driving a rally-prepped Subaru WRX STi, David Higgins shaved 30 seconds off the top time for the annual Mt. Washington Hill Climb on Sunday, reconnoitering the 7.6 mile circuit in 6 minutes, 11.54 seconds. Also in competition: Mike Ryan's hillclimbing, Gulf-liveried Frieghtliner, which you can briefly experience below. » 6/27/11 1:30pm 6/27/11 1:30pm

Who Says Big Rigs Can't Drift?

Hot Rod Magazine got 9 time Pikes Peak Class Champion and Pro Racer Mike Ryan and his Freightliner to the Toyota Speedway to prove there is at least one Big Rig that can drift. (Hat tip to autoedit!) » 12/19/10 2:00pm 12/19/10 2:00pm

UDMan Drives The Sprinter, Gives It Thumbs-Up

I've long admired the super-efficient Sprinter van, but never quite understood the constant shifting of marques under which it was sold. Dodge? Mercedes-Benz? Freightliner? Truck expert UDMan to the rescue! » 12/05/09 10:00pm 12/05/09 10:00pm

Freightliner "Innovation Truck" Has A Huge Aero Kit

Looking like something from a dystopian trucking future, the Freightliner Cascadia "Innovation Truck" debuted at the Mid-America Trucking Show in flat-black aerodynamic bodywork. Low drag isn't the only trick on this truck. » 4/28/09 1:30pm 4/28/09 1:30pm

Mercedetize Your Sprinter

Here at tha Jalop, we've got a known affection for European vans. And while Ford may have some sugar to lend us us in that department soon, the Deutch-Amerikanische hybrid was first, bringing the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter over first as a Freightliner, then as a Dodge. We're not sure of the details worked out with… » 6/14/07 8:00pm 6/14/07 8:00pm

Ride, Johnny, Ride: The Sterling Bullet

Autoblog noted it. PickupTruck.com noted it. So we're not gonna note that the Sterling Bullet didn't debut at Geneva today, but rather at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indy. A division of Freightliner (itself, of course, part of the German-American Hybrid) with a history that dates back… » 3/06/07 10:45pm 3/06/07 10:45pm