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April 24, 2018 - Product News

Freightliner Brings Next-Level Refuse Hauler to North America

Freightliner has launched a dedicated refuse truck called the EconicSD in North America, based on a European design. Photo: Jack Roberts

The new purpose-built EconicSD refuse hauler features an impressive suite of standard safety features that includes autonomous braking and remote diagnostic capabilities.

Tags: Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America, Refuse Fleets, New Vehicles, WasteExpo, Global

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Navistar Appoints Baumann as Strategy and Planning Exec

Navistar International announced that Friedrich W. Baumann has joined the company as senior vice president, strategy, and planning.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, New Hire

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Makes Collision Mitigation, Air Disc Brakes Standard on Cascadia

Now standard on the Cascadia, the Detroit Assurance 4.0 suite of safety systems includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist 4.0. Images via Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.

Tags: Meritor, Daimler Trucks North America, Air Brakes, Detroit Assurance, Collision Mitigation Technology

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

DTNA Predicts Year of High Truck Sales, Technology Advancements

DTNA President and CEO Roger Nielsen talks to reporters about meeting customer demands for trucks, uptime, and technology. (Video call screen capture.)

Coming off of a record year for North American Class 6-8 market share in 2017, Daimler Trucks North America is looking forward to a busy year as it keeps on top of its supply chain to meet high customer demand and readies for some big new-technology announcements.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Electric Trucks, Connected Vehicles, Daimler Trucks

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The dual-stage turbocharger-equipped version of Detroit’s new DD8 Diesel engine is ideal for trucks like this Freightliner SD plow/dump, which need more owner for tough vocational work. Photo: Jack Roberts

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Vocational Trucks, DD8, Test Drive, Engines

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Appoints Sather CEO

Jeff Sather will assume the role of president and CEO of Freightliner Customer Chassis Corp. effective Feb. 1. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Jeff Sather has accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis, C-Suite

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

Merger Creates One of Largest Freightliner, Western Star Truck Dealers

TNTX will represent over $700 million in annual sales and employees around 1,000 employees in 23 locations. Image via Daimler

Tag Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX, creating one of the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealers in the country, according to Daimler.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Mergers & Acquisitions, Truck Dealers, Daimler Trucks North America

January 5, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Updates Vehicle Repair App

Express WriteUp now offers several new features to enhance the driver experience and improve efficiency. Photo: Daimler

Express WriteUp now offers several new features to enhance the driver experience and improve efficiency.

Tags: Drivers, Vehicle Repairs, Daimler Trucks North America, Mobile Apps

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

FCCC Head Carson Named to Lead Western Star Trucks

David Carson Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that David Carson, current president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.

Tags: China, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks to Deliver 3D Printed Parts in Test Program

Mercedes-Benz Trucks already successfully produces 30 spare parts with the latest 3D SLS printing processes. Photo: Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America has announced will make its first delivery of plastic parts produced using 3D printing technology in the coming weeks as part of a pilot program.

Tags: Pilot Program, Daimler Trucks North America, Parts and Service, 3D Printing

November 15, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Introduces Pair of Mexico-Specific Cabover Trucks

A jungle-cat motif 2528. Photo: David Cullen

The rollout of two new market-specific cabover trucks in Mexico exemplifies Daimler Trucks overarching strategy of acting globally but thinking locally.

Tags: Freightliner, Mexico, Class 8, Daimler Trucks North America, Cabovers, Global

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Platooning, Electrified Cascadia in the Works at Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen talks to reporters during the ATA MC&E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

ORLANDO – Advanced technology, from platooning to electric trucks – both of which you'll be seeing soon from the nation's biggest truck maker – was a key topic of a reporter roundtable with Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Platooning, Battery-Electric Vehicles, ATA MC&E

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Announces Public Highway Platooning Tests

Roger Nielsen said at the NACV Show that Detroit Assurance Safety Systems are the enabling platform for the company’s current platooning tests in Oregon and Nevada. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

DTNA president Roger Nielsen revealed at the NACV Show in Atlanta that the company is conducting platooning tests on public highways in Oregon and Nevada.

Tags: Events, Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Platooning, NACV Show

September 14, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Mitsubishi Fuso's all-electric eCanter truck has a daily range of approximately 60 miles, based on configuration.  Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, UPS, Daimler Trucks North America, Future Trucks, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

DTNA Breaks Ground on Logistics Center

Stefan Pies, Henning O. Bruns, Bob Riley, and Joel Demelza break ground on a new logistics center at the Cleveland, N.C. Truck Plant. (Photo courtesy of DTNA)

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) broke ground, paving the way for a modern logistics center at its Cleveland, N.C. truck manufacturing plant.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America, Cabovers

September 5, 2017 - Product News

Daimler Selects Prestolite Alternators for Certain 2019, 2020 Models

Photo: Prestolite Electric

Prestolite Electric, manufacturer and supplier of starters and alternators, has been awarded standard position by Daimler Trucks North America on several new commercial vehicles launching in multiple markets between late 2019 and early 2020.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Starters, Alternators, Prestolite

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Makes Changes to Marketing, Communications Leadership

David Giroux Photo: DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America has officially announced two key transitions in the senior leadership in marketing and communications.

Tags: Leadership, Communications, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Marketing

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Group Crafts New Terminology to Describe Emerging Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Daimler Trucks North America was one of 34 leading automotive companies that helped CTA compile its list of new technology terms.<br />Photo: Freightliner

The Consumer Technology Association, working in conjunction with leading automotive and trucking industry OEMs and suppliers, has worked out a “common lexicon” to help consumers better understand the terms and concepts associated with autonomous vehicle technologies.

Tags: Technology, Daimler Trucks North America, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Building $22M Logistics Facility

Daimler says a new logistics center in Gaffney, S.C., will boost a number of key business operations for FCCC. (Photo: DTNA)

A new logistics facility is the centerpiece of a $22.7 million investment expected to affect a number of key business operations for FCCC.

Tags: Freightliner, Vehicle Manufacturing, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Groundbreaking

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Unveils Detroit DD8 Medium-Duty Diesel Engine

Detroit DD8 engine will launch with both engine and transmission power-take-off options required for many vocational applications. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine, aimed at vocational truck markets, at the NTEA’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Diesel Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Medium-Duty Engines

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Taps Daum to Head Global Truck & Bus Business

Martin Daum Photo: Daimler

Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has been named to head the Daimler’s global trucks and bus operations.

Tags: Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Global, People

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Western Star Marking 50th Anniversary

Photo: Western Star

Western Star Trucks is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 and will mark the milestone with special events throughout the year as well as with truck show appearances and a new website.

Tags: Western Star, Anniversaries, Daimler Trucks North America

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler 2016 Profit Hits Record High

The parent company to names such as Freightliner, Western Star, and Mercedes reported the best year in the company’s history, and it's expanding investment in research and development, focusing on "digitization," autonomous tech and connectivity.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Quarterly Earnings

December 9, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler: Mexico a 'Land of Opportunity'

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico -- but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency. Credit: Mexico Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico – but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency.

Tags: Emissions, Mexico, Global, Daimler Trucks North America

December 2, 2016 - Product News

SelecTrucks Revives SelectLease Program

SelecTrucks has reintroduced its SelectLease manufacturer-backed fair market value leasing program, the company announced.

Tags: Leasing, Daimler Trucks North America, SelecTrucks

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