After a record-breaking year for truck manufacturing in 2018, global truck maker Daimler Trucks expects to see some moderation in overall economic growth in the U.S. through the second half of the year, along with a corresponding normalization in commercial vehicle sales figures.
Nissan Motor Co. will reduce production of its NV cargo and passenger vans, as well as for its Titan and Frontier pickup trucks, at its assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi.
Daimler showed off Level 2 automation in its Freightliner new Cascadia for 2020. The company also announced its break from platooning development and that it’s targeting Level 4 autonomous trucks. Here’s what Daimler Trucks chief Martin Daum had to say about the company's future plans.
Drive axles for battery-electric vehicles will feature integrated motors.
This eliminates the drivetrain, creates room for batteries, and puts the
axle maker in charge of powering the vehicle.
Despite a significant drop off in trailer orders to close out the year, 2018 was the best year on record for trailer orders, according to preliminary reports from ACT Research and FTR.