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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
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Expects Supply Chain Constraints to Continue in 2019

A Freightliner is built on the line in Mount Holly, N.C. Workers assemble a Freightliner on the line in Mount Holly, N.C. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks is not optimistic that supply chain constraints will improve anytime soon to clear up ongoing shortages that have interrupted commercial vehicle production over the past 12 to 18 months amid record demand.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 12, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

DTNA to Recall 18,105 Freightliner Cascadias

2018 Freightliner Cascadia John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 18,105 of its 2018-19 Freightliner Cascadia models due to an issue with its brake caliper mounting bolts.

July 20, 2018
Business, Equipment

DTNA Showcases Alternative-Fuel Cascadia Models

New CNG Freightliner Cascadia truck The new CNG Freightliner Cascadia day cab, developed in collaboration with UPS Inc. (DTNA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Daimler Trucks North America presented two new Freightliner Cascadia trucks fueled on compressed natural gas as examples of its further expansion into alternative-fuel options.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 1, 2018
Business, Equipment

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

Kenworth Dealership TruckPR/Flickr

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 | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2018