Freightliner Trucks Surpasses 15,000 Members for Team Run Smart Community


PORTLAND, Ore. – Feb. 03, 2014 – Freightliner Trucks announced today that it has surpassed 15,000 members for Team Run Smart (  Team Run Smart is an open online community, offering a wealth of industry resources and helps owner-operators, company drivers and fleet managers advance in the business of trucking.

Launched at the Great American Truck Show (GATS) in 2012, Team Run Smart is accessible through a dedicated website, mobile site, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. It features interactive industry tools that focus on everything from keeping operating costs low to staying healthier on the road. The community also includes contributions from third-party industry experts, and a selected group of drivers named the “Team Run Smart Pros.”  The community fosters interaction with other trucking industry professionals.

Team Run Smart contains an extensive number of articles and blogs that are easy for users to access and comment on, including:
• Truck Smart: Provides tips on reducing operating costs; maximizing uptime; record keeping; and information on driving resale value.
• Fuel Smart: With fuel costs being among the largest expense, this forum features ideas on how drivers can optimize fuel consumption and improve efficiency.
• Business Smart: Focused on the business side of trucking, this forum includes useful information on maximizing revenue while minimizing expenses.
• Health Smart: Features tips to help drivers maintain a healthy lifestyle on and off the road.

“The Team Run Smart community is the definitive guide to help business-minded drivers succeed,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Surpassing the 15,000 member milestone demonstrates that drivers value the ability to interact and learn from each other in this community, and are utilizing the wealth of industry resources the site provides.”

For more information or to sign-up, go to

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America.  Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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