Daimler Trucks North America

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September 2, 2015

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.

August 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Updated 13-liter and the Next Detroit Diesel Generation

For a sneak peek at the next generation of the DD13, look to the latest new engine from Mercedes-Benz in Europe.

August 6, 2015

Hadley Wins Daimler Masters of Quality Award Once Again

Truck and transit supplier Hadley has been honored by Daimler Trucks North America with its Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2014.

July 29, 2015

Daimler Trucks Outlines Zonar Role in Aftermarket Strategy

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.

July 23, 2015

Daimler Trucks North America Names Chief Diversity Officer

Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, has been assigned the additional responsibility to serve as Daimler Trucks North America's chief diversity officer.

July 7, 2015

Western Star Recall to Replace Speedometers

The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.

June 25, 2015

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.

June 23, 2015

Daimler Names Freightliner Custom Chassis Head, HR Manager

David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.

June 16, 2015

Commentary: Moving Toward the Autonomous Truck

I wasn’t alone in assuming we'd see an autonomous truck on German or Dutch or maybe Swedish roads long before we saw it here but Nevada and Daimler surprised us all.

June 15, 2015

Commentary: The Reality of Autonomous Trucks

If autonomous Trucks aren't driverless, what, then, are the potential benefits? Think of it as cruise control on steroids.

June 8, 2015

Q&A: Kelley Platt on Taking the Reins at Western Star

Western Star's new chief talks about how Western Star and school bus customers are alike, getting her CDL, the reaction to the 5700EX and more.

May 20, 2015

Takata Airbag Recall May Include Some Commercial Trucks

Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.

May 13, 2015

MATS Organizers: Show Will Stay Yearly

The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show say Daimler Trucks North America will "definitely be missed in 2016" but that the show is stronger than it has ever been and there aren't any plans to go to an every-other-year format.

May 12, 2015

Daimler Won't Exhibit at Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016

Daimler Trucks North America will not be exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016, saying it is moving to an every-other-year format similar to the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

May 11, 2015

Video: The Autonomous Truck Comes to Life

HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.

May 8, 2015

OEM-Provided Telematics Platforms Could 'Disrupt' Industry

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.

May 7, 2015

The Freightliner Inspiration Event

Daimler unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Autonomous Truck to much fanfare and HDT was there to cover it all in the Nevada desert.

May 7, 2015

Hands-off on the Highway

There are still a few misconceptions about autonomous commercial vehicles. They are not driverless trucks, but trucks that help make drivers' lives a little easier and roadways safer through the use of advanced technology. Jim Park takes a ride in Daimler's Inspiration Truck.

May 7, 2015

Video: A Quick Look at Freightliner's Autonomous Truck at Work

A Freightliner demo driver demonstrates autonomous mode for Daimler Trucks North America's Inspiration Truck, the first autonomous truck to have a license to legally operate on public highways. Video by Deborah Lockridge, Heavy Duty Trucking.

May 6, 2015

Freightliner Inspiration Truck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in Nevada, where it is the first autonomous truck legally licensed to travel on public highways, according to the company. Journalists from around the world got a chance to see it up close.



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