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Daimler Trucks North America


  • For Mexican fleet, Canada and U.S. represent opportunity and challenges

    December 3, 2018 8:38AM by James Menzies

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – The demise of NAFTA was a worrying experience for Fernando Paez, owner and CEO of Olympic Transport, which has built a successful business out of trucking from Mexico to the U.S. and Canada. But he’s optimistic

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    Daimler continues growth in Mexico

    November 30, 2018 12:43PM by James Menzies

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Freightliner strengthened its Mexican market share in a soft market and is anticipating a stronger end to the year as a new administration takes the helm. “On Dec. 1, we are going to have a new

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    DTNA overcoming supply chain challenges

    October 29, 2018 1:50PM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is projecting NAFTA Classes 6-8 deliveries to surpass 440,000 units this year, exceeding its initial ambitious projection of 420,000. Year to date, deliveries have totaled 330,000 units, which DTNA chief executive officer

  • DTNA names new head of communications

    September 4, 2018 9:08AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Andrea Corso has been named the new head of communications at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). She assumed the rule Aug. 20, and will handle internal and external corporate communications as well as product communications for the

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    Canadian suppliers among Daimler’s best

    August 8, 2018 7:46AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Two Canadian suppliers were among the 40 recipients of Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) 2017 Masters of Quality Supplier awards. The awards recognize the top quality component and service suppliers to Freightliner and Western Star. Multimatic Manufacturing

  • Daimler to reorganize, create separate truck entity

    July 26, 2018 8:44AM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – Daimler AG has announced a reorganization that will create three legally independent entities, including one dedicated to trucks. The new structure will be comprised of: Mercedes-Benz AG; Daimler Truck AG; and Daimler Mobility AG. All will operate

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    DTNA dealers targeting 24-hour turnaround times

    July 18, 2018 11:50AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Stefan Kurschner wants Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) dealerships to be the Starbucks of truck dealers. The senior vice-president, aftermarket for DTNA, wants customers to know they can go to any location in the continent and receive

  • Penske, NFI first to run electric Freightliner trucks

    June 27, 2018 4:24PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will receive electric trucks this year as part of its Electric Innovation Fleet. The fleet will consist of 30 eCascadia and eM2 first-generation electric vehicles,

  • Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2

    June 6, 2018 5:42PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks boldly proclaimed it intends to be the world’s leader in electric trucks, and it showed for the first time its electric-powered eCascadia and eM2 for the North American market. The announcements and electric truck debuts

  • DTNA oulines strategies for connectivity, automation and electrification

    June 6, 2018 4:49PM by James Menzies

    Company’s vision is to be world’s leader in electric trucks

  • News Technology

    Daimler to open automated truck R&D center

    June 6, 2018 2:23PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks announced today the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center, which will be located at its new headquarters in Portland, Ore. The new center will be dedicated to further developing automated driving technology,

  • Freightliner Custom Chassis celebrates milestone with UPS

    May 10, 2018 8:39PM by Truck News

    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has delivered its 50,000th chassis to UPS. The chassis was specially branded and displayed at a recent celebration. “This is a momentous and special day for FCCC, one that is the culmination

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    Freightliner’s EconicSD tailored for Canadian and U.S. market

    April 24, 2018 2:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Freightliner Trucks today unveiled its EconicSD waste collection truck, a North American offering that focuses on driver comfort and safety. The truck, which was first introduced in Germany in 1998 and updated in 2013, completes the

  • Daimler recaps strong 2017, looks to even stronger 2018

    February 27, 2018 2:44PM by James Menzies

    DTNA boss Roger Nielsen outlines six goals for 2018

  • Custom app helping Daimler manage spot deliveries

    January 30, 2018 9:10AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) says a custom-built app has helped it and its carrier partners greatly improve the efficiency of transporting spot loads. The app was developed by Loadsmart. It offers a platform to help both