Battery-electric vehicles are the key to zero-emission commercial transportation in North America, according to Daimler Trucks North America, which is moving forward with battery-electric vehicle commercialization, contending that hydrogen fuel cells aren’t ready for prime time.
April 24, 2019
In a seeming repeat of last year's performance, Daimler Trucks North America said it is effectively sold out for the remainder of the 2019 model year. The company sold a record 175,950 units in 2018. It was the largest year ever for retail sales in the history of the company, said Richard Howard, DTNA’s senior vice president – sales and marketing.
February 19, 2019
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.
January 18, 2019
Saying the technology required to make platooning produces very limited reductions in operating cost, Daimler Truck North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.
January 8, 2019
Daimler Trucks North America announced at CES in Las Vegas that it’s now offering what it says is the first Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new Cascadia. Level 2 automation means the truck is capable of both lateral (steering) and longitudinal (acceleration/deceleration) control.
January 7, 2019
The electric Freightliner eM2 is the result of a collaboration between Penske and Daimler Trucks North America to produce and deploy electric commercial trucks in real-world applications.
December 20, 2018
Determined to ensure its customers can meet the challenges they face operating in Mexico, Daimler is working to help “influence them to turn into performance-seekers” who will "grasp the importance of becoming early adopters of technology.”
November 29, 2018
Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen spoke about managing a runaway truck market, electric trucks, automation and more to trucking reporters at the American Trucking Associations' conference in Austin, Texas.
October 29, 2018
Daimler Trucks North America has announced that David Carson, current president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.
December 5, 2017
Daimler Trucks North America has announced will make its first delivery of plastic parts produced using 3D printing technology in the coming weeks as part of a pilot program.
December 4, 2017
Freightliner is maintaining an impressive 39% share of the Mexican commercial truck market as 2017 draws to a close — and is looking to build on that standing in 2018. HDT's Jack Roberts reports from Puerto Vallarta.
November 29, 2017
The rollout of two new market-specific cabover trucks in Mexico exemplifies Daimler Trucks overarching strategy of acting globally but thinking locally.
November 15, 2017
ORLANDO – Advanced technology, from platooning to electric trucks – both of which you'll be seeing soon from the nation's biggest truck maker – was a key topic of a reporter roundtable with Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.
October 23, 2017
DTNA president Roger Nielsen revealed at the NACV Show in Atlanta that the company is conducting platooning tests on public highways in Oregon and Nevada.
September 25, 2017
Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.
September 14, 2017