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February 21, 2018 - Global News

Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

Daimler has begun fleet-testing its Mercedes-Benz eActros fully electric heavy-duty truck as it nears full production, planned to begin in 2021. Photo: Daimler AG

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

Tags: Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Actros

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: UPS, Daimler Record Big Profits

Two of the biggest names in trucking, one in the shipping business and the other in the manufacturing sector, reported their fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings on Thursday morning and both showed big gains.

Tags: UPS, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, UPS Freight, Quarterly Earnings, Fleet Earnings, Global

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

Daimler Trucks is testing Fuso Super Great heavy trucks in platooning runs with other truck brands on public roads outside Tokyo. Photo: Fuso

Daimler's Fuso subsidiary has begun platooning test operations outside of Tokyo as part of the Japanese government's plans to boost technology investment and deployment in the near future.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Japan, Connected Vehicle Technology, Daimler, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Technology, Global

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

Merger Creates One of Largest Freightliner, Western Star Truck Dealers

TNTX will represent over $700 million in annual sales and employees around 1,000 employees in 23 locations. Image via Daimler

Tag Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX, creating one of the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealers in the country, according to Daimler.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Mergers & Acquisitions, Truck Dealers, Daimler Trucks North America

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

Screen shot via YouTube.

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Freightliner, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety

December 21, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Trucks Names Asia Head

Schick

Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Tags: India, Japan, Daimler, New Hire

December 18, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Names GM of Connected Commercial Vehicle Unit

Hansen

Daimler has named Volker Hansen as the new general manager for Fleetboard GmbH where he will act as the head of digital solutions and services for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Germany, Daimler, Global, Connected Car

December 14, 2017 - Global News

European Customers Now Running Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks

Photo: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun delivering its Fuso eCanter, which it calls the first all-electric truck in regular production, to fleet customers in Europe, the company announced.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Electric Trucks, Class 4, Cabovers, Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter, Germany, Global

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler AG Aiming to Get More Nimble at Selling Trucks and Cars

Photo: David Cullen

Germany’s Daimler AG has announced that it is considering a new corporate structure that it expects would make the company more responsive to rapidly changing marketplace developments.

Tags: Daimler, Global, Germany, Vehicle Production

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Fire, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety, 2016-MY

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Tags: Freightliner, Daimler, Vocational Trucks, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, NACV Show, LED Lighting, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Produces its First 3D-Printed Metal Part

The view into the interior of the 3D printer shows the first printed thermostat covers, which are still connected to the work platform. After removal of the platform and support structure, the aluminium/silicon metallic powder is removed by suction, sieved, cleaned and ecologically fed back into the recycling system. Photo: Daimler

In Europe, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has printed its first spare part made of metal that has passed all stages of the company’s quality assurance process.

Tags: Europe, Daimler, Parts and Service, 3D Printing

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: In Face of EU Antitrust Probe, Daimler Earnings Rise 15%

Daimler AG, parent of Daimler Trucks North America and Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, reported on July 26 a 15% jump in profit for the second quarter, largely on the strength of its global Mercedes-Benz luxury car business.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, Earnings, Global

July 13, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Accused of Tampering with Diesel Emissions

Mercedes-Benz Sales Germany building, Berlin. Photo: Daimler.

Germany’s federal minister of transport is investigating whether Daimler's exhaust-gas treatment systems of certain diesel-powered cars and vans have been manipulated by illegal software that eliminates emission measurements taken during testing and on the road.

Tags: Emissions, Daimler, Global

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler Doubles First Quarter Profit

Earnings for German truck and auto maker Daimler AG doubled in the first quarter of the year, despite lower sales of its trucks.

Tags: Daimler, Quarterly Earnings

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Volvo, Paccar Profits All Move Higher

Earnings for truck makers moved higher in the first quarter of the year, with three on Tuesday showing big improvements from the same time in 2016.

Tags: Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Daimler, Quarterly Earnings

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Preps for Electric Ecosystem with ChargePoint Investment

Photo: Daimler

Germany's Daimler AG has become the lead investor in American charging solutions provider ChargePoint as part of a plan to expand its development of electric vehicles.

Tags: ChargePoint, Daimler, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Taps Daum to Head Global Truck & Bus Business

Martin Daum Photo: Daimler

Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has been named to head the Daimler’s global trucks and bus operations.

Tags: Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Global, People

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, Air Bags, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler’s Global Truck Chief Bernhard Resigns

Wolfgang Bernhard Photo: Daimler AG

Wolfgang Bernhard has resigned from the Board of Management of Daimler AG, the company announced on Feb. 10.

Tags: Leadership, Daimler, People, Resignations

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler 2016 Profit Hits Record High

The parent company to names such as Freightliner, Western Star, and Mercedes reported the best year in the company’s history, and it's expanding investment in research and development, focusing on "digitization," autonomous tech and connectivity.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Quarterly Earnings

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Shell, Automakers Invest $10.7B in Hydrogen

Photo via Wikipedia.

Royal Dutch Shell, Toyota Motor Corp. and four other automakers will invest 10 billion euros ($10.7 billion) to accelerate hydrogen fuel in the coming years to combat climate change, the companies announced Jan. 18.

Tags: Toyota, Hyundai, BMW, Honda, Shell, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Daimler

October 21, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Volvo Profit Falls While Daimler Gains

Earnings for two of the world’s biggest truck makers varied greatly in the third quarter, according to figures released on Friday, and both had a dim view of upcoming sales in the North American market.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack Trucks, Daimler, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Dana Incorporated

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler and Trailer Maker Partner on European Fuel-Efficient Rig

New European tractor-trailer setup promises real-world fuel savings of up to 20%. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Truck unit along with Germany-based trailer maker Krone have teamed up to put together a linehaul tractor-trailer they say delivers up to a 20% cut in fuel consumption compared to existing combinations.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, Daimler, Trailer Aerodynamics

September 29, 2016 - Industry News

Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans Recalled for Seat Belts

Illustration courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, issued by Daimler Vans USA, covers 271 vehicles.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Freightliner, Seat Belts, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, 2016-MY

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