Daimler Trucks North America

Business, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Firms Large and Small Urged to Think Electric

Greg Treinen Greg Treinen, a sales and marketing manager at Daimler Trucks North America, said more than 30 fleets are involved in the company’s advisory council on electric trucks. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Regional trucking firms should take a good long look at electric trucks, experts in the industry said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Posts Lower Earnings Despite Record Truck Sales

Freightliner's Cascadia Freightliner

Daimler AG, citing regulatory and trade headwinds, reported a decline in net income for the fourth quarter and full 2018 while revenue inched up in both periods amid an all-time record for global truck sales.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Delivers Freightliner Electric Truck to Penske

DTNA CEO Roger Nielsen delivers the first Freightliner eM2 to Penske DTNA CEO Roger Nielsen delivers the first Freightliner eM2 electric commercial vehicle to Penske Truck Leasing CEO Brian Hard on Dec. 20. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America on Dec. 20 delivered to Penske Truck Leasing the first in a series of electric trucks Penske plans to deploy in California and the Pacific Northwest.

Transport Topics
December 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Reports Lower 3Q Results Despite Gains in North American Truck Sales

Cascadia on display A 2018 Cascadia on display at Technology & Maintenance Council. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler AG reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter despite gains at its North American truck business. The company — the world’s largest luxury car manufacturer also is the largest truck maker — had forecast the results in recently released guidance.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2018
Business, Technology

Redesigned Sprinter Offers Enhanced Suite of Technologies

The redesigned Sprinter The redesigned Sprinter van provides a suite of technologies. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — The redesigned Sprinter van from Daimler Trucks and Buses gives commercial customers a suite of technologies that offers a way for fleet managers, vehicles and drivers to stay connected via a system tailored to their needs, the company said during the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

DTNA Selects Penske, NFI to Test Vehicle Electrification

eCascadia Freightliner eCascadia (DTNA)

Daimler Trucks North America announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries will operate the first trucks in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet of battery-electric eCascadia heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks beginning late this year.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Daimler Plans Automated Truck Research Center in Portland

DTNA-Western Star DTNA

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks is opening an automated truck research and development center here at its North American headquarters to help pave the way for highly automated commercial vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 6, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Daimler Recalls More Than 400,000 Trucks Over Potential Brake Light Issue

A Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling 436,095 heavy-duty trucks over a potential brake-light-related issue that could fail to alert trailing motorists to a braking event.

Transport Topics
December 14, 2017
Business, Equipment

Daimler, Volvo Execs Praise Inaugural NACV Show

Volvo's Magnus Koeck Koeck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — North American executives from Daimler Trucks and Volvo Group offered an early post-event endorsement of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show just ended.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Freightliner Cascadia Adds Midroof Sleepers

Cascadia 60-inch midroof A refreshed Freightliner Cascadia model with a 60-inch midroof XT. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America announced that its refreshed Freightliner Cascadia model will add midroof sleeper berths for regional overnight haul applications and segments such as bulk haul and flatbeds.

Transport Topics
September 26, 2017