While the chip shortage and other constraints have affected Daimler Trucks North America as they have other vehicle manufacturers, the company’s still number one in Class 6-8 market share and plans to stay there as it pushes forward with zero-emissions, autonomous, and connected-vehicle technologies.
November 11, 2021
As it prepares to separate from Mercedes-Benz passenger car operations, Daimler Truck identifies some global weaknesses and outlines how it plans to target them – but North American operations stand out.
May 24, 2021
Daimler Trucks is rapidly ramping down its internal-combustion-engine development as it puts more research and development investments into its dual-focus zero-emissions strategy of both battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric commercial vehicles.
May 20, 2021
Less than a mile from Interstate 5 in Portland, Oregon, a new electric-vehicle charging site opened April 21 aimed at medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses.
April 21, 2021
With the order book open, Freightliner and DTNA are preparing to start production of the electric Class 8 eCascadia and medium-duty eM2 in late 2022.
April 6, 2021
A new X15 diesel optimized for the Freightliner Cascadia is Cummins’ first-ever connectivity-enabled engine.
December 2, 2020
Electric Island will be a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles, co-developed by Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric. It's expected to be the first of its kind in the United States.
December 1, 2020
Daimler Truck AG recently established the Connectivity Services Group (CSG), a global division that will develop the next generation of vehicle connectivity solutions and digital services for customers.
November 11, 2020
An autonomous-truck partnership between Waymo and Daimler will produce a unique version of the Freightliner Cascadia fitted with integrated redundancy for all safety systems, rather than bolt-on components. It will be driven by Waymo's advanced AI driving system, The Waymo Driver.
October 27, 2020
Knight-Swift Transportation announced it plans to cut its carbon emissions in half by the year 2035 and is testing a Freightliner eCascadia electric truck.
September 30, 2020
Between COVID-19, an economic recession, and Western wildfires, Western Star was forced to do what so many of us have done this year, and call a virtual Zoom meeting to introduce reporters to its all-new 49X Class 8 vocational truck.
September 29, 2020
Unlike their competitors, Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics won’t give a definitive timeline to deployment for driverless trucks — and say that in their development, they must be built from the ground up.
September 3, 2020
The world will get its first look at the all-new Western Star vocational truck on Sept. 29, 2020.
September 1, 2020
Schneider is the newest fleet to join the all-electric Freightliner Customer Experience, an ongoing initiative to deploy electric trucks in real-world applications.
August 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has not significantly affected Daimler Trucks North America’s work on medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks, and despite production shutdowns due to the pandemic, the company is back to building vehicles at the same rate it was before the pandemic hit.
August 17, 2020