November 1, 2021

Freightliner: Trucks Designed for Comfort and Safety
Freightliner: Trucks Designed for Comfort and Safety

Freightliner, going strong since 1942, designing trucks with the driver in mind, and staying on top of innovations.

Freightliner Designing Trucks Since 1942

Freightliner began manufacturing trucks in 1942 and has been paving the way for the future of trucking ever since. Originally named Freightways Manufacturing, the company changed its name to Freightliner Corporation, with its founder and CEO Leland James at the head of the operation. Freightliner has made tremendous contributions to the evolution of the semi-truck, starting with launching its first commercial vehicle with an all-aluminum cab, the Model 600, also called the “shovelnose” in 1942. The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution is the current line of semi-trucks driven by Armada Trucking Groups’ drivers for hauls long and short.

Designs for the Driver: Freightliner Means Safety, Comfort, and Functionality

Trucks designed and built by Freightliner are made with the driver in mind considering comfort, safety, functionality, and more. Making it easier for the driver is most important, with trucks designed with everything from controls and switch placements on the dash to a cab designed to make drivers feel as at home as possible while on the road. Freightliner commits to safety, reducing accidents and difficulties while on the road, a standard present during the design process.

Freightliner Trucks Continue to Evolve

Innovations at Freightliner don’t stop, and finding better and more efficient ways to build on-highway semi-trucks is always a priority. The shift to electric semi-trucks is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, and Freightliner is producing a battery-electric semi-truck, the eCascadia, to help reduce carbon emissions. The introduction of electric semi-trucks could also result in e-highways to make up for charging concerns.