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March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Names New President and CEO

Roger Nielsen Photo: DTNA

Roger Nielsen has been named president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Customer Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Plotting the Path from Diesel to Electric Trucks

DTNA's Achenbach keynoting the Green Truck Summit Photo: David Cullen

Alternative fuels and propulsion systems offer a compelling array of environmentally friendly powertrain options to consider, but it’s still too soon to write off diesel as trucking’s juice of choice, said the Green Truck Summit's keynote speaker.

Tags: NTEA, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Work Truck Show, Daimler Trucks North America, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Portland HQ Scores Top Green-Building Rating

Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced that its new corporate headquarters building in Portland, Ore., has been awarded the Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.

Tags: Headquarters, Daimler Trucks North America, Sustainability

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial Names U.S. VP of Sales, Marketing and Remarketing

Tobias Waldeck Photo: Daimler Truck Financial

Daimler Truck Financial has appointed Tobias Waldeck vice president of sales, marketing, and remarketing, effective immediately.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

October 21, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Volvo Profit Falls While Daimler Gains

Earnings for two of the world’s biggest truck makers varied greatly in the third quarter, according to figures released on Friday, and both had a dim view of upcoming sales in the North American market.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack Trucks, Daimler, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Dana Incorporated

October 3, 2016 - Product News

Microsoft and AT&T Collaborate With Detroit Diesel on Detroit Connect

Image: Detroit

Detroit Diesel announced collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft to deliver enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services.

Tags: AT&T, Detroit Diesel, Microsoft, Connected Vehicle Technology, Daimler Trucks North America

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

Detroit Adds Analytics to Suite of Connected Vehicle Services

"Detroit Connect Circle of Connectivity" Image: Detroit

Detroit has introduced Detroit Connect Analytics as part of its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, to give customers “important insights about their vehicles to help them make critical business decisions.”

Tags: Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America

July 11, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler’s Adjusted Earnings Beat Forecasts

The second quarter earnings season got underway on Monday with Daimler AG unexpectedly releasing numbers showing its adjusted earnings in the second quarter of the year are “significantly above market expectations” – but the news did not carry over into its truck operations.

Tags: Economy, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Supports New 2017 Truck Show

UPDATED -- Daimler Trucks North America has signed a letter of intent to exhibit at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show, a new biennial trucking show to be held September 2017 in Atlanta, Ga.

Tags: Events, NACV Show, Daimler Trucks North America

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Sees NAFTA Class 6-8 Market Dropping 15%

Wolfgang Bernhard, speaking at a Daimler Trucks media event held earlier this year in Germany,

The parent company of Freightliner and Western Star said it now forecasts that the overall North American market for Class 6 to 8 trucks will “contract by approximately 15% in 2016.”

Tags: Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Wolfgang Bernhard speaking on connected trucks. Photo: Daimler AG

Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicle Technology, Daimler Trucks North America

January 20, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Invests $22.7M in Freightliner Custom Chassis Facility

Photo: FCCC

Daimler Trucks North America is investing $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in South Carolina.

Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Investment, Daimler Trucks North America

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Dana and Rush Enterprises

Daimler AG, Dana and Rush Enterprises all saw weaker third-quarter financials compared to a year ago, thanks in part to the recession in Brazil and the downturn in the North American oil and gas industry.

Tags: Economy, Dana Holding Corp., Rush Enterprises, Daimler, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America

October 19, 2015 - Product News

Detroit Connect Adds Over-the-Air Maintenance Updates

Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.

Tags: Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, Telematics, Freightliner

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

DTNA's Daum: Reduced Truck Orders Actually Benefit Customers

DTNA CEO Martin Daum talks to reporters in Philadelphia. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

PHILADELPHIA — Don’t expect truck sales in the fourth quarter and next year to be like the “monster” numbers of a year earlier, says Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America — and that’s a good thing.

Tags: Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests $18M to Upgrade Oregon Test Facility

Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Appoints Vice President of Truck Financial

Goodale Photo: Daimler

Daimler has appointed Steven Goodale as vice president of Daimler Truck Financial. Prior to the appointment, Goodale was the managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Australia and New Zealand.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Outlines Zonar Role in Aftermarket Strategy

DTNA's Friedrich Baumann: "Our goal is to elevate what we have already done" in the aftermarket. Photo: Daimler

A key element of DTNA’s aftermarket strategy is greater collaboration with Zonar Systems, the technology firm that it acquired a minority stake in late last month as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America

July 23, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Landstar Profit Moves Higher; Dana's Declines

Earnings season continued on Thursday, with results reported by the world’s largest truck manufacturer along with results from one component supplier and a major owner-operator trucking company.

Tags: Economy, Dana Holding Corp., Daimler, Earnings, Dana, Daimler Trucks North America, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests in Telematics Provider Zonar

Daimler Trucks North America announced that it has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Tags: Telematics, Virtual Technician, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America, Information Technology

May 8, 2015 - Industry News

OEM-Provided Telematics Platforms Could 'Disrupt' Industry

Matthew Pfaffenback, director of telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, speaks at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit. (Photo courtesy of Able Communications)

OEM powertrain integration will ultimately positively disrupt the telematics industry, according to Matthew Pfaffenback, director of telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, speaking at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

Tags: OEM, Telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, Diagnostics

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Appoints Head of Renamed Dealership Business

Richard Shearing, President of Penske Commercial Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Penske

Penske Automotive Group appointed industry veteran Richard Shearing as the president of its commercial vehicle dealership business.

Tags: Penske, Dealership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Names New General Manager

Kelley Platt is succeeding Michael Jackson as the Western Star general manager. Photo courtesy of DTNA

Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.

Tags: Retirement, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Sets Record for Order Intake

Freightliner Cascadia: Photo via Freightliner.

Daimler Trucks North America announced that October was the company’s best month for orders of Class 6-8 trucks with 31,304 units ordered in NAFTA and export markets.

Tags: Freightliner, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America

September 25, 2014 - Global News

As China’s Economy Slows, So Do Fleet Upgrades

A slowdown in China’s economy is likely to delay upgrades to Chinese trucking fleets according to a new report by Truck Industry Research and JSC Automotive.

Tags: Hyundai, Volvo Trucks, China, Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America

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