Daimler Trucks North America

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February 3, 2015

Western Star Names New General Manager

Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.

January 20, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Detroit Assurance - The Basics

Equipment Editor Jim Park goes over the basics of Daimler Trucks North America's new safety system, Detroit Assurance. Featuring Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist, the Detroit Assurance system actively looks for danger and helps drivers avoid it.

January 19, 2015

Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System

Detroit Assurance is the name of a new safety system from Daimler Trucks North America that could save your hide in a crash while saving fuel in less dire circumstances.

December 30, 2014

5 Fantastic Future Truck Technologies

For trucking journalists and technology junkies, 2014 was a year that offered tantalizing glimpses of a sci-fi trucking future that may not be too far off. Deborah Lockridge looks at five reasons 2014 was "the year of the future" in trucking.

November 19, 2014

Western Star Offers Limited-Edition Calendar

A new 2015 limited-edition calendar from Western Star features the theme, “Tough Challenges vs. Tougher Trucks."

November 18, 2014

Thermo King Inverters Recalled for Potential Fire Hazard

More than 250 model year 2014-2015 Freightliner Cascadia models trucks that came factory-equipped with certain Thermo King power inverters are part of a larger voluntary recall that also affects aftermarket-installed inverters.

November 12, 2014

Daimler Recognizes Supplier with Masters of Quality Award

Daimler Trucks North America recognized Hadley with the Masters of Quality award for 2013, the highest recognition the company gives to its suppliers. Daimler presented the award during a ceremony at Hadley’s headquarters in Grandville, Mich.

November 5, 2014

Daimler Trucks Sets Record for Order Intake

Daimler Trucks North America announced that October was the company’s best month for orders of Class 6-8 trucks with 31,304 units ordered in NAFTA and export markets.

November 4, 2014

The Reinvigorated Cargo Van Market

Many product choices means there’s a roomy truck for every hauling and delivery need.

October 28, 2014

Espar Receives Two Supplier Quality Awards

Espar announced it has earned the Daimler Trucks North America 2013 Masters of Quality award and the GM 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence award.

October 23, 2014

Daimler Profit Up, North American Truck Sales Jump 25%

Daimler AG, the German parent of Daimler Trucks North America, has reported higher third quarter profit and revenue, with record Mercedes-Benz auto sales and a booming North American truck market being partially offset by lower sales in other parts of the world.

October 21, 2014

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

October 10, 2014

Automated Manuals: A Success Story

Automated manual transmissions in heavy trucks once were an anomaly. Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates Daimler's role in changing that trend in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 6, 2014

Daimler Bullish on North American Truck Market

SAN DIEGO – Daimler Trucks North America expects steady growth in truck sales over the next couple of years, projecting this year will end up with 374,000 Class 6-8 units sold in North America and 411,000 for 2015 – and it's getting ready to ramp up its production to accommodate.

October 6, 2014

Medium-Duty Engines Coming from Detroit

SAN DIEGO -- Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016, and that itss entire product line-up, including vehicles equipped with the DD5 and DD8, will meet GHG17 standards early.

October 6, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America to Offer Integrated Safety Systems

SAN DIEGO -- Daimler Trucks North America announced it will begin offering a proprietary suite of integrated safety systems next spring, building on technology used in the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025.

October 1, 2014

Germany's IAA Commercial Vehicles

The IAA Commercial Vehicles event in Germany is running from Sept. 25 - Oct. 2 and trucks and technologies from all over the world are on display at the fairgrounds in Hanover. Our Equipment Editor Jim Park was in Germany, covering the event.

September 25, 2014

As China’s Economy Slows, So Do Fleet Upgrades

A slowdown in China’s economy is likely to delay upgrades to Chinese trucking fleets according to a new report by Truck Industry Research and JSC Automotive.

September 22, 2014

Daimler Trucks Shares its Vision of the Future

When Daimler Trucks revealed to the world the first truly autonomous on-highway truck, it was digitally camouflaged to prevent anyone, including competitors, from getting a close look at it. In Hanover, Germany, the day before the official opening of the 2014 International Commercial Vehicle show (IAA), Daimler took the wraps of the truck and showed the worlds its vision of the future.

September 22, 2014

Daimler Trucks Unveils Mercedes-Benz Future Truck

Daimler Trucks rolled back the curtain a little further on the autonomous commercial vehicle it revealed for the first time in July. The truck, and the self-driving concept, is being developed as part of Daimler Trucks' "Shaping Future Transportation" initiative to conserve resources, reduce emissions and to ensure traffic safety through vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications.

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