Freightliner Trucks is an American truck manufacturer. Founded in 1929 as the truck-manufacturing division of Consolidated Freightways, the company was established in 1942 as Freightliner Corporation. Owned by Daimler AG since 1981, Freightliner is a part of Daimler subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America. Freightliner produces a range of vans, medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks; the company popularized the use of cabover semitractors, with the Freightliner Argosy becoming the final example of the type sold in North America. The company is headquartered in Oregon. Freightliner traces its roots to 1929. Developed in a CF maintenance facility, Freightways Manufacturing used Fageol vehicles as a starting point for the design, placing the cab above the front axle. Shorter in length, the new Freightways truck allowed for CF to use a longer trailer and remain in compliance of the stringent length laws of the time. In line with the company name, during the 1930s, Freightways Manufacturing began to brand its truck production under the "Freightliner" name.
In addition to their shorter length, the trucks underwent weight reduction to maximize use of engine power. In 1942, Leland James renamed Freightways Manufacturing as Freightliner Corporation. Shifting to military production during World War II, Freightliner resumed truck production in 1947. In 1949, Freightliner sold its first vehicle outside of CF. C; as it existed as a subsidiary of a trucking company, Freightliner sought to establish a distribution network for its product line, allowing for higher production volumes and reduced costs. In 1951, Freightliner entered into an agreement with White Motor Company of Ohio. One of the largest truck manufacturers in the United States at the time, White sold Freightliner COEs under the "White Freightliner" co-branding. In 1953, Freightliner introduced a cab with an overhead-mounted sleeper; the first-generation "shovelnose" cab was retired for 1954 in favor of the taller, flatter "WFT" design. For 1958, the cab design was updated to tilt forward increasing access to the engine.
To reduce import tariffs imposed by Canada, Freightliner opened its first Canadian manufacturing facility in 1961, in Burnaby, British Columbia. To increase production in the United States, assembly plants were opened in Chino and Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1969, a second facility was opened in Portland for parts production. White Motor Company became troubled in the 1970s. Expansion into appliances and agricultural equipment consumed capital without producing a return, the relationship with Consolidated Freightways became frayed. In 1974, the distribution agreement was terminated, Freightliner Corp. began life as a freestanding manufacturer and distributor. Many of the first dealers were from the White Motor Co. network, but some entrepreneurs signed up to represent the trucks without the White Motor Co. franchise as a complement. At the same time, the company introduced its first conventional model, an adaptation of the high COE mainstay product. High COEs accounted for well over 50% of the US market in those days, owing to overall length regulations that limited the bumper-to-taillight dimension of a semitrailer unit to 55 ft on interstate highways.
Conventionals were popular on western roads due to more convenient ingress/egress, better ride, easier access to the engine for servicing. In 1979, a new plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina, a parts manufacturing plant in Gastonia, North Carolina, were constructed, both in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Volumes continued to increase; the year 1979 marked a consequential event in the evolution of Freightliner, of the whole trucking and truck manufacturing industries. President Carter signed bills into law deregulating transport both in the skies. Deregulation changed the economics of trucking and removed the system of regulated carriage that protected carriers, instead allowing more competition. Three years the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 relaxed weight and length standards and imposed a new excise tax on heavy trucks and the tires they use. No longer was the overall length of semitrailer combinations restricted. Individual states retained more restrictive overall length laws, but fundamentally, the rules had changed forever.
Consolidated Freightways, a traditional, unionized carrier that flourished in the era before deregulation, realized it was in a fight for its life. In May 1981, it sold its truck manufacturing business and the Freightliner brand to Daimler-Benz, allowing it to concentrate its management attention and financial resources on its traditional trucking business. Around this time, the Chino and Indianapolis plants were closed permanently. Consolidated
Everything Moves Alone is a 2001 independent comedy film produced by Connecticut filmmakers Mike Aransky, Phil Guerrette and Thomas Edward Seymour. Everything Moves Alone is a forgotten film from the 90’s independent film movement; this film is a dramatic comedy is in the spirit of Bottle Rocket. The film follows the journey of a suicidal ex-soldier named Scotch who tracks down his estranged and hostile brother in a small New England town. In this new surrounding, Scotch becomes involved in a strange and comically violent feud between a wealthy but misanthropic local and the excitable owner of a video store.“Everything Moves Alone” was shot in 16mm on a $9,000 budget, with a six-person film crew. The film premiered at the Hartford, Connecticut art house theater Cinestudio in the spring of 2001 and went on to play in the New York Independent International Film & Video Festival, it had a theatrical premiere in New York in August 2001. The filmmakers won the Auteur of the Year Award at the 2001 Bare Bones International Film Festival, Matt Ford’s performance received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the B-Movie Film Festival.
The film was released on DVD in February 2007. Co-director Tom Seymour affectionately referred to this film and his two other features as the "Backyard Trilogy" consisting of the three films Everything Moves Alone, Land of College Prophets and London Betty; the three feature length films all involve backyard thieves or superheroes that all dwell in suburban environments all shot within central Connecticut. Everything Moves Alone on IMDb Everything Moves Alone at Rotten Tomatoes Film Threat review: The New York Times review: Creature-Corner.com interview with Thomas Edward Seymour
Saori Hayami is a Japanese voice actress and narrator. She is represented by the agency; as a singer, she is signed to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Japan. Hayami won the 10th Seiyu Awards for Best Supporting Actress, her major voice roles include Yukino Yukinoshita in My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Ayase Aragaki in Oreimo, Shirayuki in Snow White with the Red Hair, Miyuki Shiba in The Irregular at Magic High School, Shinoa Hiiragi in Seraph of the End, Urara Shiraishi in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Yotsugi Ononoki in Monogatari, Ha-chan/Kotoha Hanami/Cure Felice in Witchy PreCure!, Wako Agemaki in Star Driver, Shōko Nishimiya in A Silent Voice, Yumeko Jabami in Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler, Shinobu Kochou in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Hayami became interested in voice acting while attending elementary school. In 2004, she attended junior voice actor classes of Nihon Narration Engi Kenkyūjo, a voice acting training school, her career began when she passed an audition for I'm Enterprise in 2006, at the end of her second year in training school.
Her voice acting debut was in the Indian Summer drama CD. In 2007, she made her anime debut and landed her first major role as Momoka Kawakabe, the main heroine in Touka Gettan. Since she has been active in voicing many other characters in anime-related media and other voice acting works, she placed #2 in 2015 Newtype x Machi Asobi Anime Awards for Best Voice Actress while her character Yukino Yukinoshita won Best Female Character Award. She has been hosting her own radio show Hayami Saori no Free Style since 2011 which won Best Comfort Radio in general category at 3rd Aniradi Awards in 2017. Hayami is known for her singing through her work performing anime and character theme songs, such as Kaede Takagaki in The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls francise, her debut single, "Yasashii Kibou" was released on August 12, 2015. She wrote the lyrics for all the songs in the single; the title song was used as opening theme for anime television Akagami no Shirayukihime in which she voices the main character Shirayuki.
Her second single is a double A-side single "Installation/Sono Koe ga Chizu ni Naru" was released on February 3, 2015. She took part in writing and composing both songs; the song "Sono Koe ga Chizu ni Naru" is used as opening theme for the second season of Akagami no Shirayukihime. Her first album Live Love Laugh was released on May 25, 2016, she released a mini album live for LIVE bundled Limited Edition Live Blu-ray/DVD and CD from her first Japanese concert tour Live Love Laugh on December 21, 2016. Fly High!, Meru Tachibana Demon Love Spell, Miiko Super Heroine Gakuen, Haruka Gōriki 100 Days My Prince 1987: When the Day Comes The Beguiled Carrie The Conjuring Fright Night 2: New Blood Galveston Geek Charming Genius Heidi Home Alone: The Holiday Heist Hot Summer Nights Into the Storm The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang The Lovely Bones Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Me and Earl and the Dying Girl The Nice Guys Pacific Rim Uprising Parental Guidance Spider-Man: Far From Home They Found Hell Vampire Dog Winter's Tale Adventure Time Arjun and the Adventures of the Ice Lotus Gawayn RWBY Smallfoot Touka Gettan, theme song performance Wagaya no Oinarisama.
Theme song performance Sekirei, theme song Performance Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~, theme song performance Sora no Otoshimono, theme song performance Basquash!, theme song performance Towa no Quon, insert song performance MM!, theme song performance The World God Only Knows, theme song performance The World God Only Knows: Megami-Hen, theme song performance Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru, theme song performance Sword Art Online, character song performance The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, song performances E. X. Troopers, theme song performance Phantasy Star, theme song performance The Irregular at Magic High School, character song performances Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku, theme song performance Show by Rock!!, song performances Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, theme song performance Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season, theme song performance Fukumenkei Noise, theme song performance Official agency profile Saori Hayami at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Saori Hayami on IMDb Official website at Warner Bros.