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Business, Technology, Fuel

DTNA Opens Site for Fueling EVs

Daimler Electric Island Electric vehicles, including the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 trucks made by DTNA, charge at DTNA and PGE’s Electric Island charging site. (DTNA/PGE)

Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric announced the opening in Portland, Ore., of what they called the first-of-its-kind heavy-duty electric truck charging site.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 21, 2021
Business, Equipment

Cummins Top Supplier of Class 8 Engines in 2020

Cummins engine A completed engine on the production line at Cummins' plant in Columbus, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. narrowly claimed the lead for the most Class 8 engines supplied in North America in 2020, pulling ahead by just 1,066 units over next-in-line Detroit, a brand of Daimler Trucks North America.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 17, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

John O’Leary to Succeed Roger Nielsen as CEO of DTNA

John O'Leary and Roger Nielsen John O’Leary (left) follows Roger Nielsen, who retires after 35 years at Daimler Trucks North America, the last four years as its president and CEO. (DTNA)

Daimler Truck AG announced it appointed John O’Leary as the next president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, the leading truck maker in North America, effective April 1.

February 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

DTNA Names Rakesh Aneja to Lead eMobility Unit

Daimler electric trucks Freightliner eM2 and eCascadia by Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of Rakesh Aneja as the company’s new head of eMobility that is focused on electric drive systems.

February 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Daimler, Torc Robotics See Path to Autonomous Trucking as Marathon

Daimler-Torc truck Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics mark one year of collaboration. (Daimler Trucks and Buses)

One year after Daimler Trucks purchased a majority share in U.S.-based Torc Robotics to develop Level 4 autonomous trucks, efforts have accelerated to bring out highly automated trucks within the decade, company executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 3, 2020

Daimler Appoints Rainer Müller-Finkeldei to SVP Post

Sprinter van Müller-Finkeldei (inset, by Daimler) has had roles across business units, including Daimler vans. (Mercedes-Benz USA)

Daimler Trucks North America appointed Rainer Müller-Finkeldei senior vice president of engineering and technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2020
Business, Fuel

Daimler Posts Q2 Net Loss, Lower Revenue as Pandemic Slashes Demand

Daimler HQ Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. (Daimler AG)

The Daimler Group reported a net loss and lower revenue in the second quarter as demand for its trucks, vans, buses and cars fell amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

First eCascadia Models Set to Begin Commercial Operations

 Freightliner eCascadia Battery-Electric Truck Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric truck by DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will be the first companies to employ its battery-electric eCascadia in commercial operations.

August 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Daimler Acquires Majority Stake in Torc Robotics to Boost Development of Self-Driving Trucks

Daimler Cascadia at Torc HQ Daimler

Daimler Trucks has agreed to acquire a majority stake in autonomous vehicle pioneer Torc Robotics and will join forces with the technology firm to develop highly automated trucks for the U.S. market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DTNA Unveils New Driver-Assist Technology in Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner Cascadia Freightliner Cascadia with Level-2 Driver Assist. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America recently demonstrated automated driver-assist technology that’s set to debut in its 2020 Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 model later this year, and said the system promises to make driving a truck — and the highways overall — safer.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 19, 2019