Daimler Trucks North America

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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.

July 30, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

May 12, 2013

VIDEO: About the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Daimler Trucks North America recently rolled out production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, which it believes will help boost acceptance of AMTs in North America. HDT's editors were there in Germany and brought back this video.

May 12, 2013

Detroit Kicks Off Production of DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Daimler Trucks North America recently rolled out production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, which it believes will help boost acceptance of AMTs in North America. Daimler hosted a group of North American journalists in its headquarters city of Stuttgart and in Gaggenau, Germany, where the transmission is initially being assembled.

HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge interviews Brad Williamson, manager of engine and component marketing for DTNA, in Stuttgart following two days of plant tours and ride-n-drive events. (Video by Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor).

Read related story here.

April 1, 2013

Recalls Issued For Daimler, Volvo and Navistar Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced three truck makers -- Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo and Navistar International -- are recalling vehicles, for defects including daytime running lights, a battery disconnect switch and an axle bearing retaining nut lock snap ring.

March 20, 2013

DTNA Cuts Number of Layoffs on Strong First Quarter

Daimler Trucks North America announced it is laying off only half of the staff previously announced, on the heels of a strong first quarter and improving economic signals.

March 20, 2013

MATS 2013: Day One Kicks Off

Day One of Mid-America Trucking Show 2013 is filled to the brim with press events, product releases and the Fleet Forum. We are posting pictures of what we are seeing in Louisville, Ky., each day so stay tuned.

February 21, 2013

Daimler Trucks North America Achieves Market Share, Fuel Efficiency Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America outlined a number of milestones and achievements it accomplished over the past year, including being the market leader in Class 6 and 7 for the first time ever, completing Phase One of the SuperTruck program, and announcing a new international export goal. This announcement was made during an event for North American trade press this week in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

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