Daimler Trucks North America

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February 21, 2014

Former Daimler Truck Head Renschler Headed to Volkswagen

The former head of Daimler Trucks, who left the company last month after less than a year of overseeing Mercedes Benz cars and vans at parent company Daimler AG, will be taking over responsibility for commercial vehicles at Volkswagen AG.

February 18, 2014

Daimler Trucks Mexico Launches Strategy for 'Undisputed Market Leadership'

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO -- Daimler Trucks North America, approaching 40% market share in the U.S. with its Freightliner and Western Star brands, has set its sights on Mexico as one of its largest opportunities for growth.

January 29, 2014

Former Daimler Truck Head Renschler Leaves Daimler AG

The former head of Daimler Trucks, who was promoted nearly a year ago by parent Daimler AG to oversee production and purchasing of Mercedes Benz cars and vans, has abruptly left the company.

January 22, 2014

Mark Lampert to Retire as DTNA’s Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing; Richard Howard Named Successor

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31. Richard Howard will assume the position of Daimler Trucks North America sales and marketing senior vice president on April 1.

January 22, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America Readies New Loyalty Program

Daimler Trucks North America announces a new customer loyalty program for owner-operators and small fleets. Known as Truck Bucks, this loyalty program will be aimed at rewarding customers with parts and service specials at Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit and Thomas Built Buses service locations.

January 13, 2014

Recalls Issued for Kenworth and Freightliner Trucks

Paccar is recalling more than 5,000 model year 2014 Kenworth trucks, manufactured July 1, 2013 through Sept. 17, 2013.

December 30, 2013

Several Truck Models Recalled for Various Problems

Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.

November 18, 2013

DTNA Aftermarket Going After 'Undisputed Leadership'

Daimler Trucks North America is taking steps to meet a goal of "undisputed leadership" in the aftermarket parts and service business, including revamping inventory and parts delivery and using technology to speed diagnosis and repairs.

October 30, 2013

Paccar, Volvo and Daimler Report Strong Earnings

Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.

October 21, 2013

Daimler Trucks Execs Share Successes, Peek into Future

Although truck sales are not where they thought they would be a year ago, Daimler Trucks executives say they've achieved a list of goals and are solidly on top in U.S. market share – but they'd like to see the U.S. government take some steps to provide a more stable economic environment and incentivize the purchase of new, cleaner-burning trucks.

October 4, 2013

Pushing the Envelope on Fuel Economy

The low-hanging fruit when it comes to fuel economy has all been picked. Now truck and engine makers are examining every part and component of the truck in exacting detail to figure out where they can cut the smallest amount of drag or the small parasitic loss of power that drag down fuel economy. Deborah Lockridge offers two examples in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 2, 2013

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

PHOENIX -- The affordability, abundance and relatively fast return on investment for natural gas trucks has pushed interest in electric hybrids for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other alt-fuel alternatives to the back burner, but that doesn't mean truck makers have given up on hybrid drives and researching a variety of other technologies for future "green" trucks.

September 18, 2013

DTNA Goes Beyond Trucks and Components with New Detroit Telematics Suite

Building on the success of its Virtual Technician product, Daimler Trucks North America is going full-bore ahead with telematics. It unveiled the Detroit Connect On-Board Tablet, which not only integrates with Virtual Technician and the Visibility fleet back-office software, but also offers hours of service, pre-and post-trip inspections, two-way messaging and navigation.

September 18, 2013

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Now Available for DD13 Engine

Detroit, Mich.--Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine.

September 18, 2013

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Now Available for DD13 Engine

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine. The lighter-weight combination is well suited for regional haul, pick-up and delivery applications, say Detroit officials.

September 16, 2013

Navistar Competitors Ask Court to Penalize Some Engines

A feud between truck engine makers and the federal government was heard last week in Federal Court in Washington D.C.

September 16, 2013

Daimler Trucks North America Prepares for Growth with Plans for New HQ

Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will build a new headquarters building and parking garage on its Swan Island campus in Portland, Ore. On top of that, a new Daimler Education in Motion program benefits Portland metro area and Southwest Washington school programs geared toward engineering and manufacturing.

September 3, 2013

Alliance Highlights Bumpers with Social Media Campaign

Alliance Truck Parts is running an online contest to highlight its range of customizable bumper options, which include chrome, painted steel and stainless steel options.

August 27, 2013

But Which Fuel?

Natural gas. Biodiesel. Algae-based diesel. Hydrogen fuel cells. Dimethyl-ether. Hybrids. There's a virtual smorgasbord of potential fuel sources or supplements for truck and engine makers to choose from. The critical question becomes which one, or which combinations of fuel sources, represent the best path forward.

August 5, 2013

Freightliner Adds Sleepers, Aero, Long-range Tanks to NG Lineup

As interest in natural gas power broadens, Freightliner is adding options that appeal to fleets wanting greater range and fuel savings technologies. The company plans to increase the operating range of some natural-gas-fueled trucks out to 800 miles.

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