April 14, 2016
An electrical defect in a cab/sleeper heater-air conditioner has prompted recalls by the supplier and by the truck manufacturer that installed the units. An electrical defect in the wiring harness can create heat and the potential for fires, the manufacturers' notices say.
February 28, 2016
FlowBelow Aero's quick-release wheel covers are now a data-book option on Daimler Trucks North America's Cascadia Evolution model.
February 12, 2016
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.
January 5, 2016
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.
September 18, 2015
Daimler Trucks says meeting EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction requirements, as they currently stand in the proposal stage, may not be possible under the current timeline.
September 16, 2015
It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.
June 1, 2015
When Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its SuperTruck at MATS, audiences were wowed by its 12.2 mpg fuel mileage and 115% improvement in freight efficiency - even if they didn't know exactly what that meant. Equipment Editor Jim Park got a 30-minute ride in the truck and brings this report on the experience.
May 11, 2015
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.
November 16, 2014
The new Detroit Assurance from Daimler Trucks North America is an active vehicle safety system that complements fuel efficiency while adding a huge measure of driver convenience. The system was formally unveiled at a ride-and-drive event in Miami, Florida, on Friday.
September 17, 2014
Market research conducted by Western Star showed that even the die-hard classic truck aficionados acknowledge that fuel economy should be an important part of a truck spec. So Western Star has a delivered a truly classic styled truck with aerodynamic performance they say goes toe-to-toe with any truck on the road today. Here's a closer look at the 5700XE. Read more about it here.
June 24, 2014
The robust inventory system will include access to over 100,000 SKUs, which can be purchased online – anytime, anywhere. After purchase, customers will have the option to immediately print a single invoice for the purchase of all of their parts.
January 13, 2014
Many thought the Argosy COE went out of production in 2006, but it's still available in NAFTA markets as a glider kit. DTNA says interest in the truck is growing as more customers become aware of its continued availability.
August 20, 2013
Daimler Trucks North America’s network of Elite Support Certified dealers has expanded across North America with a number of new locations. The network of dealers committed to exceptional customer service now stands at 113 locations and counting.
July 31, 2013
Lampert attributes Freightliner’s market-leading position with a product lineup that is address customers key concerns: fuel economy and the cost of operation.
July 9, 2013
Traditional thinking on automated manual transmissions has it that AMTs are the great equalizers – bridgers of skill gaps between the best and the worst drivers in the fleet. While that’s still true, AMTs now bring even more to the fuel-economy table, offering fuel savings in their own right beyond what even the most professionally driven manual transmission could accomplish.
July 8, 2013
There aren’t many things less aerodynamic than a box. And a dry van trailer is basically a 53-foot box on wheels. The drag caused by that box and its effect on fuel economy is a challenge that has been taken up by the SuperTruck program.
March 19, 2013
Great Dane Trailers is recalling certain model year 2011 Dry Freight semi-trailers. Welds at the bottom of the I-beam bogie frame may have been improperly applied.
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