Daimler Trucks North America

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June 6, 2016

Daimler Trucks to Cut 1,240 Jobs

DTNA has announced a workforce reduction across its North American production facilities, laying off about 1,240 workers in response to sustained reductions in truck orders.

May 31, 2016

SmartValve Option Available on Freightliners

Daimler Trucks North America is now offering a SmartValve option on Freightliner trucks that is designed to make drop-and-hook operations faster and safer.

May 23, 2016

Daimler Trucks North America Supports New 2017 Truck Show

UPDATED -- Daimler Trucks North America has signed a letter of intent to exhibit at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show, a new biennial trucking show to be held September 2017 in Atlanta, Ga.

May 20, 2016

Daimler Sees NAFTA Class 6-8 Market Dropping 15%

The parent company of Freightliner and Western Star said it now forecasts that the overall North American market for Class 6 to 8 trucks will “contract by approximately 15% in 2016.”

April 22, 2016

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Volvo Profits Lower Amid Slower Truck Sales

Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.

April 19, 2016

Daimler Trucks North America Opens New HQ

Daimler Trucks North America opened its nine-story headquarters building on its corporate campus in north Portland, Ore.

March 28, 2016

Photos: Daimler's Semi-Autonomous Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks unveiled its Highway Pilot Connect, a platooning system that virtually links semi-autonomous trucks on the highway, with demonstration runs on March 21-22, 2016 amidst typically heavy mid-day traffic on the Autobahn near Düsseldorf, Germany. The basis of Highway Pilot Connect is networking between vehicles and precise awareness of the surroundings, Daimler said. On the highway, the three semitrailer combinations form a platoon with each operating only 15 meters (just under 50 feet) apart. Unlike other platooning systems, the OEM noted, Highway Pilot Connect is unique in that it uses semi-autonomous trucks.

March 21, 2016

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.

March 21, 2016

Daimler Trucks Receives Quality Award from Mexico

The Daimler Santiago Truck Manufacturing Plant in Santiago Tianguistenco, in the State of Mexico, was presented with the 2015 Mexico National Quality Award.

March 21, 2016

Daimler Unveils Highway Pilot Connect Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks Monday unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.

March 2, 2016

Medium-Duty Detroit DD5 Engine Rollout Later This Year

Daimler Truck North America said its new Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine will be available for ordering later this year in Freightliner Class 5/6 M2106 trucks...

February 12, 2016

DTNA Announces Parts Distribution Center

The 275,000-square-foot facility is a critical strategic component that will allow customers to receive stock and mission critical parts in record time.

February 4, 2016

Earnings Watch: Cummins Profit Sinks, Daimler Soars

Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,

January 20, 2016

Daimler Invests $22.7M in Freightliner Custom Chassis Facility

Daimler Trucks North America is investing $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in South Carolina.

January 19, 2016

Daimler Names Long-Time Engineer its Marketing Manager

Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Kary Schaefer as its general manager, marketing and strategy.

January 19, 2016

Daimler Trucks Plans Return to Iranian Market

Daimler Trucks is setting the course for its return to the Iranian market, having signed letters of intent with its local cooperation partners Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) and the Mammut Group.

January 5, 2016

Daimler Announces Cuts at North Carolina Truck Plant

Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off more than 900 people at its Freightliner plant in North Carolina, according to published reports, an action expected to be temporary as the company adjusts to expectations of a softer year for truck sales.

November 3, 2015

Daimler: Tests Show Integrated Approach Ups Fuel Efficiency

Daimler Trucks found 14% reductions in CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy using a comprehensively optimized truck as part of the company’s Efficiency Run tests.

October 27, 2015

Much Work Remains to Get to Final Version of GHG Phase 2 Proposal

The old adage “the devil is in the details” could have been invented for the new “phase 2” greenhouse gas / fuel efficiency regulations proposed by the EPA and the NHTSA.

October 22, 2015

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Dana and Rush Enterprises

Daimler AG, Dana and Rush Enterprises all saw weaker third-quarter financials compared to a year ago, thanks in part to the recession in Brazil and the downturn in the North American oil and gas industry.

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