Daimler Trucks North America

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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.

October 3, 2016

Truck Sales Headwinds Don't Daunt Daimler Trucks North America

LAS VEGAS — Despite a challenging truck sales environment and not hitting a few goals laid out last year, Daimler Trucks North America is still confident it can remain the industry leader in this “new normal” environment, president and CEO Martin Daum told reporters at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition Monday.

October 3, 2016

Microsoft and AT&T Collaborate With Detroit Diesel on Detroit Connect

Detroit Diesel announced collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft to deliver enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services.

September 21, 2016

Daimler Shows Off Vision of Future at IAA Show

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.

September 19, 2016

Daimler Trucks Taps NorthStar for Pure Lead AGM Batteries

Daimler Trucks North America has chosen the Swedish-American energy storage manufacturer NorthStar Battery Company as the supplier of Ultra High Performance Pure Lead AGM batteries on its next generation Cascadia truck.

September 5, 2016

Next-Generation Cascadia: Driver Comfort & Safety Too

The new Cascadia is loaded with improvements ranging from the layout of the gauges and switches in the driver compartment to features inside the sleeper area, including a new Driver’s Loft configuration.

September 5, 2016

Powertrain, Aero Enhancements Push Cascadia Fuel Economy

DTNA boss Martin Daum calls the fuel-efficiency gains with the new Cascadia mind-boggling. He said the design target was 5% over the current Cascadia Evolution model, but the design team's efforts produced a truck that bests the Evolution by a full 8%. Daum said new Cascadia in full AeroX trim is 19% more fuel efficient than the current base-model Cascadia.

September 4, 2016

New Freightliner Cascadia: A Closer Look [Photos]

Freightliner's new Cascadia was revealed formally on Thursday, September 1. Reporters were told more about the truck and they had to opportunity ride in one and take photos. Equipment Editor Jim Park has these photos from press day.  

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