Severe Duty Report - May 2011
Freightliner has introduced a new family of work trucks, named the Severe Duty (SD) line. Designed specifically for vocational markets, the new Freightliner SD series consists of the 108SD and 114SD as well as a Coronado® SD for extreme heavy-hauls and off-road applications.
Next time you visit a Freightliner truck dealer, the walk-around process might include an iPad instead of a notepad. The iPad isn’t standard issue on the truck, but the new tool is a complete resource of technical and operational information that encompasses the entire Freightliner Trucks product line.
At a time when everybody in the industry is keeping an eye on the bottom line, the Detroit DD13® is a 12.8 liter engine whose fuel efficient design makes the most of every gallon.
Against all odds, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company in Quincy, Illinois, is a thriving business 163 years after H. Heinrich Knapheide founded the Henry Knapheide Wagon Company in 1848. Today, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company is the largest U.S. producer of service and utility truck bodies.