Daimler Trucks North America

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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 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.  

September 1, 2016

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Reveal [Video]

Watch as Daimler Trucks North America President & CEO Martin Daum unveils the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia the night of August 31 in Colorado Springs with great fanfare, but not a lot of details.

September 1, 2016

Detroit Adds Analytics to Suite of Connected Vehicle Services

Detroit has introduced Detroit Connect Analytics as part of its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, to give customers “important insights about their vehicles to help them make critical business decisions.”

September 1, 2016

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Emphasizes Fuel Economy, Connectivity, Drivers

Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.

September 1, 2016

Sneak Peek at Newest Freightliner Cascadia

As of this moment, we still don't know much about Freightliner's next-generation Cascadia model for 2017, but DTNA's CEO did say, "It delivers fuel efficiency far beyond what we thought was possible."

September 1, 2016

First Look at Freightliner's Newest Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks revealed its next-generation Cascadia model for 2017 on Aug. 31, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The official launch date is Sept. 1, but Freightliner threw back the curtain a few hours early with 12 trucks in fleet colors as a tribute to the largest customers in the Cascadia stable. Jim Park was there and has these photos.

August 31, 2016

Volvo Group Outlines SuperTruck II Plans

Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.

August 3, 2016

Daimler Trucks to Lay Off 115 Workers at Carolina Facility

Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off an additional 115 workers at its Gastonia, N.C., components and logistics facility.

July 31, 2016

The Detroit DD5 Engine in Photos

Daimler Trucks North America will start production on its entry into the medium-duty market in October. The DD5 was unveiled to trucking press in late July. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was there and has these photos.

July 31, 2016

On the Spot: Detroit DD5 Midrange Engine [Video]

Daimler Trucks North America showed off its new engine for the medium-duty market, the peppy four-cylinder Detroit DD5, to trucking reporters. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has a closer look at the DD5 in this video.


July 28, 2016

Daimler Enters Medium-Duty Engine Market with DD5

Daimler Trucks North America's new Detroit DD5 engine will begin production in October. The four-cylinder engine offers several benefits over competitive medium-duty engines, including maintenance intervals, fuel economy and durability.



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