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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

March 25, 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

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Names New General Manager

Kelley Platt is succeeding Michael Jackson as the Western Star general manager. Photo courtesy of DTNA

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.

Tags: Retirement, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Freightliner, Recalls, Inverter, Thermo King, Daimler Trucks North America, APUs

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Awards, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Sets Record for Order Intake

Freightliner Cascadia: Photo via Freightliner.

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.

Tags: Freightliner, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America

October 28, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Espar

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

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.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America

October 10, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Transmissions, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Bullish on North American Truck Market

Martin Daum, DTNA president and CEO

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.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, Transmissions, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2014 - Product News

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.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction

October 6, 2014 - Product News

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.

Tags: Lane Departure Warning, Collision Avoidance Technology, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

More Than 63,000 Fleetguard Fuel Filters Recalled

Cummins Filtration is recalling more than 63,000 fuel filters due to the possibility they could fail. The filters were distributed in both the aftermarket and on certain Cummins engines manufactured earlier this year.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Navistar, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Fleetguard, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Filtration, NHTSA

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