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  • Daimler Trucks wins Clean Air Technology Award

    October 4, 2019 3:06PM by Truck News

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America has won the 2019 Clean Air Technology Award from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD). The company was recognized for its Innovation Fleet from Freightliner, DTNA said Friday.

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    New Cascadia with Detroit Assurance 5.0 enters production

    September 12, 2019 2:20PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced the start of production of its new Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit Assurance 5.0. The active safety system is now standard with Freightliner Cascadias powered by Detroit engines. It offers: adaptive

  • 750,000th truck rolls out of Daimler’s Cleveland plant

    August 27, 2019 8:12AM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America on Monday commemorated the production of the 750,000th vehicle built at its Cleveland, N.C., plant. Keys to the milestone vehicle – a Freightliner Cascadia – were presented to representatives from United Parcel Service

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    Western Star updates 4700, looks to grow vocational presence

    August 26, 2019 8:21AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Western Star wants a bigger bite of the vocational truck pie, and has enhanced its 4700 model to improve the driver and body builder experience. The vocational truck market represents about 30% of the overall NAFTA Class

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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,