Daimler Trucks North America

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February 16, 2018

Commentary: Parts Are Coming to a 3D Printer Near You

3D-printed parts could be one of the biggest trends in 2018 and beyond. We could see a future where every supplier in some capacity will have an additive manufacturing program, says Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.

February 6, 2018

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

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

February 1, 2018

Earnings Watch: UPS, Daimler Record Big Profits

Two of the biggest names in trucking, one in the shipping business and the other in the manufacturing sector, reported their fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings on Thursday morning and both showed big gains.

January 30, 2018

Freightliner Custom Chassis Appoints Sather CEO

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

January 29, 2018

Daimler Launches Online Spot Freight Platform

Daimler Trucks North America is launching a new online platform to match its contracted freight carriers in the U.S. with the company’s spot loads through an app.

January 12, 2018

Merger Creates One of Largest Freightliner, Western Star Truck Dealers

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.

January 5, 2018

Daimler Trucks Updates Vehicle Repair App

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

December 27, 2017

Covering Trucking in 2017 - in Photos

Get a peek behind the scenes at HDT as Senior Editor Jack Roberts looks back at the places he went, the trucks he drove and the technology he reported on in 2017.

December 5, 2017

FCCC Head Carson Named to Lead Western Star Trucks

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.

December 4, 2017

Daimler Trucks to Deliver 3D Printed Parts in Test Program

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.

November 29, 2017

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Freightliner is maintaining an impressive 39% share of the Mexican commercial truck market as 2017 draws to a close — and is looking to build on that standing in 2018. HDT's Jack Roberts reports from Puerto Vallarta.

November 15, 2017

Daimler Introduces Pair of Mexico-Specific Cabover Trucks

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

October 23, 2017

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

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.

September 25, 2017

Daimler Announces Public Highway Platooning Tests

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.

September 14, 2017

UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

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

September 8, 2017

DTNA Breaks Ground on Logistics Center

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

September 5, 2017

Daimler Selects Prestolite Alternators for Certain 2019, 2020 Models

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.

August 14, 2017

Daimler Makes Changes to Marketing, Communications Leadership

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

July 27, 2017

Freightliner Updates Team Run Smart Website

Freightliner Trucks has launched a new version of its Team Run Smart website, an online community that truck drivers can use to find information on a variety of topics.

July 27, 2017

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

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