March 25, 2015 - Industry News
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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
September 12, 2014 - Product News
Western Star has broken the aerodynamic truck mold with a new angular, edgy and very slippery version of its classic configuration. The 5700XE boasts a very fuel efficient powertrain as well as some groundbreaking aero treatment that Western Star says will give any aero truck on the road today a real run for its money. Three years in the making, Western Star launched the 5700XE in Las Vegas.
Tags: DD15, Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America, Detroit DT12, Aerodynamics, Class 8, Fuel Efficiency
August 27, 2014 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America marked the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in North America.
Tags: Freightliner, Truck Sales, Schneider, Daimler Trucks North America, Detroit Diesel
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Fuso is now offering a fair market value lease on the Canter FE Series trucks as a result of its partnership with Daimler Truck Financial.
Tags: Closed-End Leases, Canter, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Daimler Truck Financial, Daimler Trucks North America
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.
Tags: Safety, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America mapped out its goals in the Class 6,7, and 8 markets, as well as its goal to increase the company's market share in the vocational market at its annual press event in Northern California.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vocational, Daimler Trucks North America
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Universal Technical Institute expands DTNA-specific training program in Midwest due to the growing demand for qualified diesel technicians.
Tags: Training, Illinois, Technicians, Daimler Trucks North America
July 23, 2014 - Industry News
German truck and automaker Daimler AG reported Wednesday that it’s third quarter underlying profit, along with earnings, both increased in the second quarter of the year.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
The total headquarters project requires a $150 million investment by Daimler Trucks North America. Work began in April 2014 to clear the land for construction of the new building with project completion slated for early 2016.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks North America
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
Less than seven years after introducing its Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit Diesel on Wednesday marked the production of its 250,000th DD Series engine.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Daimler Trucks, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America
June 24, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DTNA, Daimler Trucks North America, Pinnacle, Parts
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America said Thursday it has realized the objectives of its SuperTruck program one year ahead of schedule. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the SuperTruck program is an ambitious five-year research and development initiative focused on improving freight efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of Class 8 trucks.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, DOE, Daimler Trucks North America, SuperTruck
May 19, 2014 - Industry News
United Auto Workers employees at Daimler Trucks North America’s facilities located in Cleveland, Mt. Holly and Gastonia, North Carolina, have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.
Tags: OEM, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Labor Unions
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