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Daimler Trucks North America


  • 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

  • Daimler closes record year, expects strong market to continue

    January 7, 2019 4:06PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler Trucks is coming off a record-setting year, having sold more than half a million trucks globally in 2018. Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, provided a keynote address at a Daimler event at

  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    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