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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Expands Test Center

About 10 years after the ceremonial opening of the Development and Testing Center in Wörth am Rhein, Germany, Mercedes‑Benz Trucks will invest about another 50 million euros in the center of competence for the development work on commercial vehicles.

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New Connectivity Features from DTNA Boost Access to Truck Data

Two new connectivity-related services from Daimler Trucks North America will allow fleets to create their own electronic logging systems, develop driver scoring apps, and directly access to data on a truck for their backend systems.

Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

Third-Gen Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter in Duisburg, Germany, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics package that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Earnings Watch: UPS, Daimler Record Big Profits

Two of the biggest names in trucking, one in the shipping business and the other in the manufacturing sector, reported their fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings on Thursday morning and both showed big gains.

Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

Daimler's Fuso subsidiary has begun platooning test operations outside of Tokyo as part of the Japanese government's plans to boost technology investment and deployment in the near future.

Merger Creates One of Largest Freightliner, Western Star Truck Dealers

Tag Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX, creating one of the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealers in the country, according to Daimler.

Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

Covering Trucking in 2017 - in Photos

Get a peek behind the scenes at HDT as Senior Editor Jack Roberts looks back at the places he went, the trucks he drove and the technology he reported on in 2017.