Daimler Trucks North America

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April 14, 2017

Freightliner Custom Chassis Building $22M Logistics Facility

A new logistics facility is the centerpiece of a $22.7 million investment expected to affect a number of key business operations for FCCC.

March 22, 2017

Daimler Trucks North America Names New President and CEO

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.

March 15, 2017

Daimler Unveils Detroit DD8 Medium-Duty Diesel Engine

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine, aimed at vocational truck markets, at the NTEA’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

March 14, 2017

Plotting the Path from Diesel to Electric Trucks

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.

March 7, 2017

Freightliner's Inside Man

Daimler Trucks North America's CEO just got a big promotion. And that could turn up the heat on the already scorching truck technology race on this side of The Pond, speculates Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

February 27, 2017

Daimler Taps Daum to Head Global Truck & Bus Business

Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has been named to head the Daimler’s global trucks and bus operations.

February 23, 2017

The Electrics Are Coming

Are electric trucks about to become a “thing?” In the Truck Tech blog, Jack Roberts explores the significance of real-world fleet tests in Europe and elsewhere as the first step toward electric-truck production and fleet operations in North America.

February 14, 2017

Daimler Trucks Portland HQ Scores Top Green-Building Rating

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.

February 8, 2017

Western Star Marking 50th Anniversary

Western Star Trucks is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 and will mark the milestone with special events throughout the year as well as with truck show appearances and a new website.

February 2, 2017

Earnings Watch: Daimler 2016 Profit Hits Record High

The parent company to names such as Freightliner, Western Star, and Mercedes reported the best year in the company’s history, and it's expanding investment in research and development, focusing on "digitization," autonomous tech and connectivity.

February 2, 2017

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is set to celebrate a century of innovation with anniversaries of Freightliner, Detroit, Western Star, and Thomas Built Bus brands.

December 28, 2016

The Future Revealed

2016 was the year the crystal ball cleared and offered anyone brave enough to look a clear vision of the future of logistics. Jack Roberts shares his end-of-year thoughts in his Truck Tech blog.

December 9, 2016

Daimler: Mexico a 'Land of Opportunity'

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico – but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency.

December 8, 2016

Truck Technology Is Global and Local

Even as innovative technologies leap borders, the engineering focus of truck builders and suppliers remains fixed on meeting the needs of local markets.

December 2, 2016

SelecTrucks Revives SelectLease Program

SelecTrucks has reintroduced its SelectLease manufacturer-backed fair market value leasing program, the company announced.

November 29, 2016

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

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

October 21, 2016

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.

October 19, 2016

Q&A: Daimler Trucks North America's Kary Schaefer

Find out what DTNA's new general manager of marketing and strategy, a career engineer, has to say about everything from the latest Freightliner and Detroit roll-outs to the challenges of keeping up with fast-moving technology developments inside and outside the industry.

October 12, 2016

Freightliner Offers FlowBelow AeroKit on Cascadia

FlowBelow Aero will have its complete Tractor AeroKit system offered as a factory installed option on the most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package.

October 5, 2016

Self-Driving Trucks and the Platooning Stepping Stone: How Soon?

While it seems pretty certain that some forms of autonomous trucking are definitely on the way, the vision varies on just what that’s going to look like and how fast it’s going to get here. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion on platooning and autonomous vehicle technologies at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

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