DTNA's plant in Saltillo, Mexico, was one of a pair that reopened on June 1, three months after...

DTNA's plant in Saltillo, Mexico, was one of a pair that reopened on June 1, three months after closing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Daimler Trucks North America is beginning to reopen all nine of its manufacturing locations in North America following a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full restart of its operations began on June 1 at the Saltillo and Santiago Truck Manufacturing Plants in Mexico. DTNA has implemented a number of universal safety protocols, as well as measures that have been tailored to each specific facility to make all workspaces as safe as possible and fully comply with all federal, state, provincial, and local regulations.

“Our commitment to the customers and drivers on the road for us, our families, and the world remains steadfast. Whether at our dealers’ sales and service centers, our parts distribution centers or at our manufacturing operations, DTNA is open for business, and we are here for you,” said Roger Nielsen, president and CEO, DTNA.

According to DTNA, it has also established localized task forces comprised of plant leadership and labor union representatives to routinely assess and fine-tune its protocols.

Among the safety measures implemented are:

  • Standardized cleaning regimens
  • Redesigned workflows and layouts of common spaces in observance of social distancing
  • Employee and visitor temperature screening with health questionnaires
  • Frequent communications to the employees
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