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February 4, 2016 - Industry News

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,

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global

January 20, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Invests $22.7M in Freightliner Custom Chassis Facility

Photo: FCCC

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

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Investment, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Daimler Trucks North America

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Names Long-Time Engineer its Marketing Manager

Kary Schaefer Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

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

Tags: Freightliner, People, Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America, Marketing

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Announces Cuts at North Carolina Truck Plant

Photo: DTNA

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.

Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Class 8, Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing Plant

November 8, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Achieves 115% Efficiency Improvement with SuperTruck

Freightliner's SuperTruck. Photo: Stephane Babcock

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its futuristic SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, saying the project exceeded the company’s expectations. The DTNA SuperTruck has achieved 115% freight efficiency improvement, surpassing the Department of Energy program’s goal of 50% improvement.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, SuperTruck, Fuel Efficiency

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Economy, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Dana Holding Corp., Rush Enterprises, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America

October 19, 2015 - Product News

Detroit Connect Adds Over-the-Air Maintenance Updates

Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.

Tags: Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, Telematics, Freightliner

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

DTNA's Daum: Reduced Truck Orders Actually Benefit Customers

DTNA CEO Martin Daum talks to reporters in Philadelphia. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

PHILADELPHIA — Don’t expect truck sales in the fourth quarter and next year to be like the “monster” numbers of a year earlier, says Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America — and that’s a good thing.

Tags: Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E

October 7, 2015 - Product News

Daimler Covers Aftertreatment System with Warranty Options

Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.

Tags: Warranty, SCR, DEF, Used Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests $18M to Upgrade Oregon Test Facility

Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Hadley Wins Daimler Masters of Quality Award Once Again

Hadley employees celebrate the Masters of Quality Supplier Award. Photo: Hadley

Truck and transit supplier Hadley has been honored by Daimler Trucks North America with its Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2014.

Tags: Awards, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products, Suppliers

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Outlines Zonar Role in Aftermarket Strategy

DTNA's Friedrich Baumann: "Our goal is to elevate what we have already done" in the aftermarket. Photo: Daimler

A key element of DTNA’s aftermarket strategy is greater collaboration with Zonar Systems, the technology firm that it acquired a minority stake in late last month as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America

July 23, 2015 - Press Release

Daimler Trucks North America Names Chief Diversity Officer

Kelley Platt. Photo: DTNA

Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, has been assigned the additional responsibility to serve as Daimler Trucks North America's chief diversity officer.

Tags: People, Daimler Trucks North America

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Recall to Replace Speedometers

Photo of Western Star 4900 by Jason Lawrence via Wikimedia Commons and Flickr.

The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.

Tags: Western Star, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, 2015-MY, NHTSA

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests in Telematics Provider Zonar

Daimler Trucks North America announced that it has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Tags: Telematics, Virtual Technician, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America, Information Technology

June 23, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Names Freightliner Custom Chassis Head, HR Manager

From the left, Eileen Frack, DTNA's newly appointed general manager of human resources, David Carson, new president and CEO of FCCC, and former FCCC president and CEO Bob Harbin. Photos courtesy Daimler Trucks North America

David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America

May 20, 2015 - Industry News

Takata Airbag Recall May Include Some Commercial Trucks

Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.

Tags: Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

MATS Organizers: Show Will Stay Yearly

The show floor at MATS. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show say Daimler Trucks North America will "definitely be missed in 2016" but that the show is stronger than it has ever been and there aren't any plans to go to an every-other-year format.

Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Won't Exhibit at Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016

Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

Daimler Trucks North America will not be exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016, saying it is moving to an every-other-year format similar to the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America

May 11, 2015 - Industry News

Video: The Autonomous Truck Comes to Life

Photo by Jim Park

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.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner Cascadia, Autonomous Drive, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America

May 8, 2015 - Industry News

OEM-Provided Telematics Platforms Could 'Disrupt' Industry

Matthew Pfaffenback, director of telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, speaks at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit. (Photo courtesy of Able Communications)

OEM powertrain integration will ultimately positively disrupt the telematics industry, according to Matthew Pfaffenback, director of telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, speaking at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

Tags: OEM, ALK Transportation Technology Summit, Telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, Diagnostics

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Autonomous Freightliner Premieres With Hoover Dam Fanfare

Daimler Trucks North America used Hoover Dam to create a record-setting display to premier its Inspiration Truck. Photo: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America introduced its new autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck Tuesday night at Hoover Dam, using the historic dam as the world's largest projection screen in its dramatic premier.

Tags: Freightliner, Nevada, Daimler Trucks North America, Autonomous Drive

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Ramps Up Plans for N.C. Plant

Daimler's Mt. Holly, N.C. truck manufacturing plant Photo via Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America announced plans to increase production and employment at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Severe Duty, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Predicting Another Banner Year

The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.

Tags: Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show, Global, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, MATS

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Appoints Head of Renamed Dealership Business

Richard Shearing, President of Penske Commercial Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Penske

Penske Automotive Group appointed industry veteran Richard Shearing as the president of its commercial vehicle dealership business.

Tags: Penske, Dealership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

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