PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner has updated its Smart Source app to provide an improved user experience for professional drivers with a new design, personalized notification options and enhanced product-support features.
The Smart Source app helps drivers stay connected with Freightliner for up-to-date product news, training videos and support information. The new features expand on the app’s versatility and help drivers quickly find the information they need to efficiently operate their Freightliner truck.
“Drivers are more connected than ever before, and we are dedicated to providing them with useful information about their vehicles delivered in a familiar and easily accessible format via their mobile device,” said Kelly Gedert, vice president of on-highway market development for Daimler Trucks North America.
In addition to a more intuitive design, updates to the Smart Source app include:
- An expanded library of VIN-based training videos, which allow users to enter the last six digits of their VIN directly into the app to access product training that’s relevant to their specific truck.
- Links to online driver and maintenance manuals by model.
- Quick access to the Freightliner Roadside Assistance Program.
- Optional push notifications so users can be instantly alerted when new training videos, news or additional product information is added.
The Smart Source app can be downloaded free on the Apple App store or Google Play.
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Freightliner updates Smart Source app to offer personalized options, added resourcesComment
I am a professional driver for almost 30 years and have driven 4 Freightliners in the last 15 years for a major trucking company. My latest is a new Cascadia and as a driver wanted to point a few things out so you may want to take a look at them. 1) there is a hook mounted on the dash for a garbage bag that has been mounted lower than in previous years, causing the bag to sit on the floor instead of hanging. 2) There are slots in the dash to store a cell phone. Great idea except for one thing. Most people have protective covers on their phones, and if they do, they don’t fit into the slots. 3) The work light used to be mounted over the driver side which was great. It is now mounted in the center, facing the driver. Concern? If the driver is right-handed, his hand blocks the light and makes it difficult to see the paperwork he is trying to work on. 4) And finally…. mounting the fire extinguisher over the Kill switch? I constantly kick the extinguisher exiting and entering the cab. Also, I have small hands, so I am able to work the switch on and off, but what about a Driver with bigger hands.
I’m not complaining, just giving a driver prospective as the amin operator, which I thought you might appreciate. I enjoy Freightliner trucks and hope to do so for a few more years to come. Thanks for reading this .