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  • How to choose the truck powertrain you need

    January 15, 2020 8:59AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — How fast do you want to go, how much weight are you planning to pull, and how much are you willing to spend to accomplish your goals? In a roundabout way, those are the three questions you

  • DTNA fills newly-created compliance, regulatory affairs position

    January 14, 2020 10:23AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has named Sean Waters to the newly-created position of vice-president of product compliance and regulatory affairs. He was previously director of product compliance and regulatory affairs for the company. In his new

  • News Equipment

    DTNA opens new parts distribution center

    November 18, 2019 2:31PM by Truck News

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has opened its 10th parts distribution center, just outside Phoenix. The 268,000 sq.-ft. facility stocks more than 10,000 parts and serves more than 130 DTNA dealers. “As part of our strategy to

  • Product Equipment

    New configurator for Freightliner vocational upfits

    November 12, 2019 9:14AM by Truck News

    A new custom hardware and electronics configurator (CHEC) from Daimler Trucks North America will streamline the vocational truck customization process, according to the company. The tool allows truck equipment manufacturers and dealers to easily view, edit, compare and update electrical

  • Allison, Freightliner join forces in transmission launch

    October 29, 2019 10:55PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Allison Transmission has launched its new Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series (RHS) transmission – an uprated version of the established 3000 Series — in a partnership with Freightliner Trucks. The 3414 RHS will come with ratings up

  • Daimler unveils new lease program, equipment updates

    October 28, 2019 1:28PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Daimler Trucks North America has announced a new Dynamic Lease Program, supporting a “pay-as-you-drive” model that matches lease payments to billable miles. While it’s only available in the U.S. at first, the financing option draws on telematics

  • News Equipment

    Design students consider future of vocational trucks

    October 22, 2019 11:03AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has challenged art students to design the vocational truck of the future, through a collaboration with the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles, Calif. Some of their ideas included: a plow

  • 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.

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • 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