Daimler Trucks North America

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April 13, 2018

DTNA Raises Funds for Habitat for Humanity

During the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) 2018 Elite Support Continuous Improvement Coordinator (CIC) Summit in Orlando, attendees raised more than $55,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando.

April 3, 2018

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.

March 7, 2018

Daimler’s Schaefer Redefines What it Means to be Green

As Kary Schaefer sees it, what’s green for trucking shouldn’t be narrowly defined. Rather, it should embrace any number of innovative advances that enhance efficiency.

March 5, 2018

Daimler Makes Collision Mitigation, Air Disc Brakes Standard on Cascadia

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.

March 1, 2018

Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen talked to reporters recently about the company's investments and initiatives in technology such as connectivity, electric trucks, autonomous trucks, advanced driver assistance systems, platooning, and predictive maintenance.

February 28, 2018

Daimler Names Head of Truck Connectivity Strategy

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Sanjiv Khurana has been appointed to the position of general manager of Trucks Connectivity.

February 27, 2018

DTNA Predicts Year of High Truck Sales, Technology Advancements

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.

February 16, 2018

Truck Parts 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.

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