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Daimler Trucks North America


  • News Equipment

    Truck market returning to “normal” levels: DTNA

    August 21, 2019 2:57PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A cooling Class 8 truck market is marking a healthy return to more normal levels. That’s the assessment of Richard Howard, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), who gave a market

  • News Equipment

    Daimler’s aftermarket initiatives resulting in faster repair times

    August 21, 2019 2:11PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A renewed focus on aftermarket support is reaping rewards for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) as it continues to pursue its goals of completing all truck repairs within 24 hours. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president of aftermarket with

  • DTNA creates new organization to enhance customer experience

    August 21, 2019 1:25PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has backed up its customer-centric approach to business with a significant investment and the creation of a new Customer Service Experience business group. It will be headed by Paul Romanaggi, a 34-year

  • News Equipment

    First eCascadias set to be delivered to customers

    August 13, 2019 7:44AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has built its first two battery electric eCascadias for customers in its Electric Innovation Fleet. They were built at its research and development center in Portland, Ore., and will be deployed in

  • Daimler bolsters customer experience

    August 8, 2019 2:59PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. –Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced the creation of a new customer experience organization, and named Paul Romanaggi as its chief. The new organization will lead future transformative efforts across the DTNA business, including Freightliner, Western Star

  • Industries voice concern as Trump tariffs loom

    June 7, 2019 2:47PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — As Mexico braces for the first installment of what U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened would be escalating tariffs, the trucking and automotive industries are warning that the move would have devastating effects on their sectors. Trump

  • News Equipment

    Daimler launches Autonomous Technology Group

    May 29, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – Daimler Trucks has established a global organization for highly automated driving. The Autonomous Technology Group will launch June 1, and will be headed by Peter Vaughan Schmidt. It will focus on putting SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks

  • News Equipment

    Mexican truck plant produces 400,000th Freightliner

    May 27, 2019 8:39AM by Truck News

    SALTILLO, Mexico – Daimler’s Saltillo, Mexico, truck manufacturing plant celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, coinciding with the production of its 400,000th unit. A new Cascadia rolled off the line to mark the milestone, and the company held a celebration to

  • News Equipment

    The future is electric: DTNA leader

    April 25, 2019 9:05AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – The future of commercial vehicles is battery-electric, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) leader Roger Nielsen said during a keynote speech at ACT Expo. The company is committed to putting nearly 50 battery-electric test vehicles on U.S.

  • News Technology

    UPDATED: Daimler takes stake in automated vehicle company

    March 29, 2019 9:04AM by Truck News

    Plans to have SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks on the road within a decade

  • News Equipment

    DTNA recorded record sales in 2018

    February 15, 2019 11:00AM by James Menzies

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Accident-free driving and 100% uptime are the lofty goals of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), which is coming off its best sales year in history. The company achieved retail sales of 175,950 units in 2018,

  • Product Uncategorized

    Western Star enhances Model 4700

    January 24, 2019 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Western Star has enhanced its 4700 model, introducing a series of changes in the name of productivity, safety, upfitting time, and weights.

  • Freightliner shows first electric trucks

    January 9, 2019 11:04AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To build an electric Class 8 truck requires the same battery power as 32 electric Smart cars, but Daimler Trucks North America is forging ahead with an all-electric eCascadia, as well as an electric eM2 medium-duty

  • News Equipment

    New Cascadia loaded up with new options

    January 7, 2019 7:31PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The new Cascadia, introduced by Freightliner in 2017, has already received some updates that will improve its fuel efficiency by up to 5%. “The day after we launched it, we were already looking at how to

  • News Technology

    Daimler abandons platooning to focus on automation

    January 7, 2019 5:40PM by James Menzies

    Will be first to market with Level 2 autonomous truck