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Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Jump 43% in December to Cap Strong 2017

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U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December cleared 22,000 for the highest volume since mid-2015, WardsAuto.com reported, as analysts forecast higher volumes for the year ahead.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2018
Business

DTNA Appoints David Carson President of Western Star

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Daimler Trucks North America announced David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.

Transport Topics
December 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Takes Steps to Separate Car, Truck Units

Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche. (Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG announced it is taking steps to separate its Daimler Trucks & Bus and Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans divisions into two legally independent and more entrepreneurial entities still under the “roof and the lead” of Daimler.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Already Working on Phase 2 GHG Compliance

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ATLANTA — Presentations by Daimler Trucks North America looked to the future, including the notion of CascadiaE, an all-electric Class 8 the parent company of Freightliner Trucks might one day produce.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2017
Business, Equipment

Cummins Reclaims Top Spot in North American Engine Installations

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Cummins Inc., the last independent engine maker, reclaims first place in North American engine sales during the first half of 2017.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2017
Business, Equipment

Production of New Freightliner Cascadia Ramps Up

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Freightliner Trucks has ramped up production of its updated Cascadia model and has begun to roll out additional variations and options for the truck.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 31, 2017
Business, Equipment

Daimler Paves Way to Potential Spinoffs With Separation Plan

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Daimler AG, battered by allegations it colluded with other German carmakers for decades, is studying a legal separation of its businesses, including cars, trucks, vans and financial services, in a move that could pave the way for future spinoffs

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2017
Business

DTNA Adding Two Distribution Centers

Daimler Trucks North America is adding two new parts distribution centers as it continues to invest in its supply chain network to serve customers more effectively.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Business

DTNA to Lay Off 30% of Workers at Heavy-Duty Plant in North Carolina

Daimler Trucks North America announced it will lay off an estimated 936 employees, or 30%, of the 3,100 workers at its Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, where it manufactures heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2016