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July 21, 2014 - Industry News

DTNA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum and City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales celebrate ground breaking of Daimler Trucks North America's new headquarters campus.

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 3, 2014 - Industry News

M2 106 Hybrid Approved for New York State’s Voucher Program, Daimler Says

The diesel-electric truck becomes eligible for a program that can pay up to half the incremental cost of acquisition. The program, called NYT-VIP, provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies, and is backed by several New York agencies

Tags: New York, Freightliner, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

UAW Members Approve New Daimler Trucks Contract

One of Daimler Trucks' Freightliner models on display during this year's Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

April 30, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Profit Doubles, Volvo Swings Back to Profitability

Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago

Tags: Volvo, OEM, Volvo Trucks, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America

March 17, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls: Daimler, Paccar Trucks with Natural Gas; Navistar Steering

More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.

Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Recalls, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Westport, Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Former Daimler Truck Head Renschler Leaves Daimler AG

The former head of Daimler Trucks, who was promoted nearly a year ago by parent Daimler AG to oversee production and purchasing of Mercedes Benz cars and vans, has abruptly left the company.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks North America, People

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Expands Freightliner Natural Gas-Powered Tractors in its Fleet

 A new Freightliner Cascadia 113 day cab leaves a natural gas fueling station in Rock Hill, S.C. after taking on its first fill-up of compressed natural gas (CNG). Con-way Freight, one of the nation's leading commercial trucking firms, took delivery of the unit recently and is putting it into service in the Texas market. Featuring the Cummins Westport ISX 12 G natural gas-powered engine, it's Freightliner's first Cascadia 113 day cab with factory installed tanks to go into service.

Con-way Freight has added Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors to its fleet. Freightliner began production of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors in August 2013, and these Con-way Freight units are the first Cascadia day cabs with factory-installed compressed natural gas tanks to hit the road.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Freightliner, CNG

January 22, 2014 - Industry News

Mark Lampert to Retire as DTNA’s Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing; Richard Howard Named Successor

Mark Lampert, DTNA's senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31, 2014.

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31. Richard Howard will assume the position of Daimler Trucks North America sales and marketing senior vice president on April 1.

Tags: OEM, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, Detroit Diesel, People

January 13, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Kenworth and Freightliner Trucks

Paccar is recalling more than 5,000 model year 2014 Kenworth trucks, manufactured July 1, 2013 through Sept. 17, 2013.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Freightliner, Recalls, Meritor Wabco, Daimler Trucks North America

December 30, 2013 - Industry News

Several Truck Models Recalled for Various Problems

Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America

October 15, 2013 - Industry News

Freightliner Execs Deliver 25,000th Big Orange Truck to Schneider National

Michael Darras, a 23-year Schneider driver who’s covered 3 million safe miles, was assigned to the specially decorated Freightliner Cascadia, painted in the carrier’s traditional high-visibility orange. His shirt’s green-and-gold colors appear to honor an even older Green Bay organization, the Packers of the National Football League.

Big orange trucks aren’t unusual in Green Bay, Wis., home of Schneider National Carriers. Even this one, loaded with the latest technologies and driver comfort features, wouldn’t be unique except that it’s the 25,000th Freightliner that Schneider has bought since 1998. So the builder’s executives went to Green Bay yesterday to mark its delivery.

Tags: Freightliner, Meritor Wabco, Schneider, Fleets

October 2, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

One way truck engineers at Peterbilt and Freightliner are exploring future "green" technologies is through the SuperTruck program.

PHOENIX -- The affordability, abundance and relatively fast return on investment for natural gas trucks has pushed interest in electric hybrids for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other alt-fuel alternatives to the back burner, but that doesn't mean truck makers have given up on hybrid drives and researching a variety of other technologies for future "green" trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Mack, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Daimler Trucks North America

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Ford Tops U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Share in Q2

Experian Automotive announced that Ford Motor Co. ranked highest in market share for all commercial vehicles at nearly 21% in Q2 2013, followed closely by International (17.5%) and Freightliner (15.6%).

Tags: International, Navistar, Freightliner, Caterpillar, Ford

September 8, 2013 - Industry News

Central Freight Lines Upgrades Fleet with Freightliner CNG Trucks

Central Freight Lines Inc. has added 100 2014 Freightliner M2 112 compressed natural gas tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines to its fleet of more than 1,600 trucks.

Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Central Freight Lines

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

Freightliner’s 122SD, Coronado’s Replacement, Enters Production

The 122SD replaces the Coronado SD, which it resembles, as Freightliner’s “cornerstone” severe-service model.

Freightliner Trucks’ 122SD severe-duty model has gone into full production at its Santiago, Mexico, plant. The truck replaces the Coronado SD, which it resembles, as the builder’s “cornerstone” vocational vehicle, according to Mary Aufdemberg, Freightliner’s director of product marketing.

Tags: Freightliner, Class 8, Severe Duty, Vocational

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Freightliner Cascadia 113 Compressed Natural Gas Tractor Walk-around

Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system.

Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Freightliner Adds Sleepers, Aero, Long-range Tanks to NG Lineup

As interest in natural gas power broadens, Freightliner is adding options that appeal to fleets wanting greater range and fuel savings technologies. The company plans to increase the operating range of some natural-gas-fueled trucks out to 800 miles.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Agility Fuel Systems, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Cummins Westport, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 31, 2013 - Industry News

Cascadia Evolution, M2 Models Leading Freightliner to “Best Year Ever"

Lampert attributes Freightliner’s market-leading position with a product lineup that is address customers key concerns: fuel economy and the cost of operation.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Cascadia, M2

July 22, 2013 - Industry News

Heartland Express Reports Improved Second Quarter Profit

Iowa-based truckload carrier Heartland Express announced financial results for the second quarter of the year, showing net income increased $0.9 million to $19.1 million compared to $18.2 million in the 2012 period, a 5% increase.

Tags: Earnings, Heartland Express, Fleet Financials, Fleets, Freightliner, Navistar

May 8, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Adds 500 Tractors With Eaton’s UltraShift Plus

Penske Truck Rental is adding 500 new Freightliner semi-tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet featuring Eaton’s UltraShift Plus Multipurpose High Performance (MHP) Automated Transmissions.

Tags: Eaton, Freightliner, Penske Truck Leasing, Transmissions

April 24, 2013 - Industry News

Paccar, Daimler Report Lower Earnings and Revenue

Overall business and profits declined in the first quarter of the year for the parent companies of several truck makers.

Tags: Paccar, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Western Star

March 6, 2013 - Industry News

‘Frameworks’ Program Aims to Put Freightliner Closer to Upfitters

Close co-ordination between Cargotec and Freightliner eased the installation of a complex materials handling body with crane, forklift and tag axle on a 104SD chassis.

Freightliner Trucks on Wednesday introduced a “Frameworks” program for truck equipment manufacturers, with the aim of making upfitting easier and quicker.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Bodies

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Achieves Market Share, Fuel Efficiency Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America wants to expand its export business, such as this Australian Argosy.

Daimler Trucks North America outlined a number of milestones and achievements it accomplished over the past year, including being the market leader in Class 6 and 7 for the first time ever, completing Phase One of the SuperTruck program, and announcing a new international export goal. This announcement was made during an event for North American trade press this week in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vocational, global, Daimler Trucks North America

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Florida-Based Beer Distributor Replaces Fleet with Green Tractors

Beer distributor J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. announced it will replace its Tampa-based fleet with compressed natural gas tractors as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Florida, Alternative Fuels, Freightliner

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Celebrates 100,000th Cascadia From Plant in Mexico

Daimler Trucks North America is celebrating the production anniversary of its plant in Saltillo, Mexico, with the 100,000th Freightliner Cascadia to roll off the floor

Tags: Events, Freightliner, Mexico

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