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    Exclusive: Mike Ryan crashes Freightliner racer in Pikes Peak practice [UPDATE]
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    Autoblog director of photography Drew Phillips is reporting that Unlimited Exhibition Class driver Mike Ryan has suffered a significant crash during the end of today's practice session for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driving his impressive No. 777 Freightliner racing truck, Phillips ...

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    Video: Freightliner goes all Gymkhana drifty on us, finishes with big jump
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    So, it's a safe bet that the following video is the craziest thing you'll see all day. Maybe this week, and quite possibly, this month. It stars, in no particular order, a drifting Freightliner semi driven by Pikes Peak champ Mike Ryan, a dock worker/stuntman being pulled behind said semi, a Ford ...

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    Official: Michael Bay unveils Freightliner truck character for Transformers 4
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    It looks like Optimus Prime could have some ten-wheeled competition when Transformers 4 hits theaters next year. Michael Bay's website has released an image showing the latest character to join the movie's robot alien cast, and while the previous character reveals were all Autobots, this dark and ...

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    Quick Spin: Freightliner Cascadia Pikes Peak Special ride-along [w/video]
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    It seems as if every type of powered vehicle is attacking the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb these days, each in search of a new record as they climb the 12.42-mile road course to its finish at a gasping 14,110-foot elevation. While the "anything goes" Unlimited class provides plenty of ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz releases US-spec 2014 Sprinter details
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    Last week, Mercedes-Benz released the details for the updated 2013 Sprinter intended for global markets, but this week it has announced what changes are being made to the US-spec version of the van for the 2014 model year, including the Freightliner model. As expected, most of the changes made to ...

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    Opinion: US truck fleets turning towards CNG, LPG
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    Fleets can save well over $150,000 in fuel costs over the six-year life of a truck. The electric vehicle market is turning into a financial nightmare for many of the automakers and suppliers that invested in the technology. Hybrids only comprise three percent of total new car sales, despite ...

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    Official: Freightliner's awesome new Revolution Innovation is a future rig done right [w/video]
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    Freightliner is stealing the spotlight at this week's Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky with a new truck concept. The Revolution Innovation is aimed squarely at reimagining the face commercial trucking. With innovations like a more aerodynamic body, cold-rolled aluminum frame that's 200 ...

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    Video: How to drift a semi in 18 easy steps
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    Mike Ryan is our kind of insane. Not only did the man fling his Freightliner race truck up the winding side of Mount Washington earlier this year, but the professional stunt and race driver has also joined forces with drifting legend Sam Hubinette for a little exhibition show during round six of ...

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    Exclusive: Mercedes-Benz studying Vito van for U.S.
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz Vito van range – Click above to enlarge image
    Mercedes-Benz has been sufficiently pleased with the performance of its Sprinter van that it is now seriously considering importing a smaller sibling for its full-size load lugger. Benz has offered a smaller commercial ...

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    Video: Recreating Ken Block's Gymkhana... in a Gulf-livery semi truck
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    Mike Ryan has won a dozen Pikes Peak Hill Climbs in his Gulf-liveried Freightliner Cascadia, so it's no joke when we say this man has some serious talent. To raise his and the truck's profile a little bit, Ryan has decided to show off what he does when he's not storming mountains to stay ...

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    REPORT: Dodge Sprinter sales to cease as Mercedes opts to sell model itself with new diesel
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    2007 Dodge Sprinter – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As much as Daimler has been hating on Chrysler lately, one would think that the Pentastar was the cold-hearted deviant who stuck a knife into the heart of the German automaker. The "Merger of Equals" turned out to be a bum deal for ...

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    Freightliner unveils big rig concept showcasing future technology
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Freightliner Innovation Truck
    Daimler Trucks North America has used the Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky to release its latest concept in commercial-grade hauling. The Innovation Truck concept takes the fuel-saving innovations introduced on the ...

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    Freightliner debuts RunSmart Predictive Cruise Control
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    The next step in cruise control comes courtesy of Freightliner semis and GPS data company NAVTEQ. Freightliner broadened communication between the cruise control and map data: the GPS transmits information on the road ahead up to a mile, and then the cruise control computes the best speed at which ...

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    Freightliner announces new big rig: the Cascadia
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    Click image to enlargeIt may not look like anything revolutionary to the untrained eye, but to hear DaimlerChrysler tell it, the all-new Freightliner Cascadia is very much a big deal. It's built on a new platform that readily accepts EPA '07-compliant engines and is ready to play home to ...

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    Upgrade from a Dodge to a Mercedes for three bills
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    Some of the world's automotive conglomerates are more guilty of badge engineering than others. With very few exceptions, the acquisition of Chrysler by Daimler-Benz (call it a merger if you like, but we're not fooled) is not among the worst offenders. The Chrysler 300C may look to some like a ...

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    Fiat's Ducato officially released
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    We first showed you a sneak peak of Fiat's new Ducato commercial truck when a small photo first surfaced on the Internet back in mid-March. But with the official unveiling of the lineup, a brace of new, larger snapshots have become available, along with the range's full story. As we reported ...

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    Spy shot: Ford Econoline mule spotted sporting rhinoplasty
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    One could be forgiven for thinking that the temperature in Hell is taking a precipitous dive after looking at the photo above. After all, when was the last time you saw a Ford Econoline test mule, with its tacit promise of a coming update? After all, the current E-Series has been trudging on for ...

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