Daimler Trucks North America

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February 4, 2016

Earnings Watch: Cummins Profit Sinks, Daimler Soars

Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,

January 20, 2016

Daimler Invests $22.7M in Freightliner Custom Chassis Facility

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

January 19, 2016

Daimler Names Long-Time Engineer its Marketing Manager

Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Kary Schaefer as its general manager, marketing and strategy.

January 5, 2016

Daimler Announces Cuts at North Carolina Truck Plant

Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off more than 900 people at its Freightliner plant in North Carolina, according to published reports, an action expected to be temporary as the company adjusts to expectations of a softer year for truck sales.

November 8, 2015

Daimler Achieves 115% Efficiency Improvement with SuperTruck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its futuristic SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, saying the project exceeded the company’s expectations. The DTNA SuperTruck has achieved 115% freight efficiency improvement, surpassing the Department of Energy program’s goal of 50% improvement.

October 27, 2015

Much Work Remains to Get to Final Version of GHG Phase 2 Proposal

The old adage “the devil is in the details” could have been invented for the new “phase 2” greenhouse gas / fuel efficiency regulations proposed by the EPA and the NHTSA.

October 22, 2015

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.

October 19, 2015

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.

October 19, 2015

DTNA's Daum: Reduced Truck Orders Actually Benefit Customers

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.

October 7, 2015

Daimler Covers Aftertreatment System with Warranty Options

Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.

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.

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