Inside Freightliner Manufacturing – NASCAR Hauler Trucks



today we're running 15 freight liners and a fleet and we go all over the country with them it's the most dependable truck I Drive for Joe Gibbs Racing Richard Childress Racing Freightliner sponsors six teams in the NASCAR series we have been the official color of NASCAR since 2006 this year we're making a big change on our NASCAR program we're transitioning into the Freightliner Cascadia all right anxiously awaiting receiving them in the beginning of the 2014 calendar year and we're looking forward to the gains that we anticipate from a fuel mileage standpoint on those trackers as we enter the plant where you're going to notice that we have two chassis lines anytime that you have the opportunity to showcase a manufacturing plant with a customer and I think it helps create excitement around the brand why do we have robots love consistency and quality in this case we have the Cleveland plant right in the backyard of NASCAR country you're getting to see the whole process that is truck assembled built from the ground up just to see it all coming together with robots picking things up and volumen crimping things and sweet see how everything fits together I've had the benefit of touring this facility as well as my Holly facility and seeing them both it's really impressive with the technology and the efficiency of how many trucks they can put out in a day I think it's awesome that to come into their world and see their passion and what they put into building what I consider my passion a lot of questions was answered just but watching what they do and how they build how they're well built you could just tell by the people that was working on the product took in their job and how they have assembled the truck we're very fortunate to have been able to suspend the day here today understand what it takes to make a tractor and understand the quality of people behind it who are producing these trucks for us I am more excited now after the tour you see more than the package you've seen what's inside the package and now I can't wait to get married all of our drivers enjoy driving great lenders because the comfort I'm a big guy I clock in at six foot four I like the way the cab's nice and big using lots of room to get around the new ability got tight spots we've got to get in drive by a car the durability of the tractor is just an amazing piece of foot power the fuel mileage there is no concerns with the Detroits I mean they are awesome we definitely work with Freightliner all inspecting our tractors it's a very detailed process Freightliner is very attentive to our needs and working together to ensure that we get the right package for our application and ask our haulers have a very special operation much different than anything else on the highway today so we had to work with longer wheelbases some aesthetics because these trucks are in high visible areas while they're parked at the track and then we really took an approach of building active safety systems into the trucks with things like the on guard system and lane departure systems just to ensure that the best product possible was being placed out there for them when we leave the shop we don't have time that we could have a breakdown or have a problem order or anything go wrong so we have to have the most defendable piece of equipment their planets it I'm super excited it's best ride on the road my own Freightliner Cascadia sounds you to me

14 Replies to “Inside Freightliner Manufacturing – NASCAR Hauler Trucks

  1. blah blah blah, what a bs. Now is 21st century . drum brakes manual shift gearbox . Freghtliner trucks fallen asleep at the wheel !
    Advanced manufacturing??? WAAAAAAAKE……………. UP

  2. Freightliner is a good truck IF you use it as it's designed and intended to be. That is replace it as soon as factory warranty expires, even sooner if you can find a buyer. Freightliner is a " three year--throw away" machine, which is fine if thats your business plan but for any longer than that— don't waste your money.

  3. the new engines are junk. everyone knows it.
    Im suprised these guys gave in and got these trucks.
    they should of got gliders with the old detriots or some old reman cats.
    the new def and regen nonsense is junk and everyone knows it.
    the interiors and super nice. the ride is like a car and the insulation is great. but the engines are garbage and everyone knows it.
    made of more plastic peices then you can count. more sensors that will send you limping to a dealer then u can imagine and dont even get me started on the filter replacement nonsense.
    NO thanks.
    I'll rebuild my 07 columbia till i get enough to buy a glider and throw a reman detroit or a reman cat in it and that will last 3 times these cascadias you see here.
    the techs know they are junk and so do the owners and so do the folks who build them.
    but they all have mouths to feed so they shut up and do their jobs.

    my 07 d60 14l engine cost 16k retail to reman. thats it. done and ready for another million miles.

    the new trucks cost 16k JUST to change the regen and def system alone. then the engine is another 25k for a reman if you drop a rod or damage a sleeve cause of that regen and def junk. Dont even get me started on the diag time the dealers try and push at a owner op. Thats a whole nother sad story and lets not getinto how many special diag tools you need to test problems or to actually work on this new engine. Its a sad joke and owner ops are the punch line.

    This is new engine is a 10 pound turd stuffed into a 5 pound bag!

  4. I drive a new cascaidia day cab. Why on earth did the engineers take away the ability to engine break below 23 mph. When I descend a hill with 42,000 pounds in congested traffic between 25 to 15 mph or less, the breaks get hot. Will the DT12 be the same?

  5. freightliner need to investigate some of these dealers services, location in Canada and USA. They are not representing high professional level that this video demonstrate. I am owner of a freightliner cascadia, very good truck but if I choose to purchase a new truck it won't be a freightliner.

  6. Drove Freightliner Cascadia Overall Best tractor on the highway Was given a New Volvo tractor Within 1 week was turning it in Asking for My Freightliner Back Best Depndability On the road Don't settle for anything else The Volvo Was brand New only 120 miles on it by the time I hit 1960 Miles Engine Shutdown due to a Regen issue And a Transmission Issue

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