Daimler Trucks North America

Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Trucks-Backed Proterra to Go Public Through ArcLight SPAC

The Van Hool CX45E electric coach, powered by a 676 kWh Proterra battery. (Van Hool) The Van Hool CX45E electric coach, powered by a Proterra battery. (Van Hool)

Proterra Inc., which makes electric buses and batteries, agreed to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company ArcLight Clean Transition Corp.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Government, Business

NHTSA Fines Daimler $10 Million Over Timing of Truck Recalls

Daimler headquarters "We appreciate the opportunity to summarily resolve this matter and continue building safe, efficient and reliable commercial vehicles," Daimler said in a release. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America will pay a $10 million fine and change how it recalls trucks after an investigation by federal safety regulators that found it did not recall vehicles in a timely fashion and comply with other reporting requirements.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
December 31, 2020
Business, Equipment

SelecTrucks Prepares for Wave of Cascadia Models to Reach Used Market

Freightliner on the sales lot at SelecTrucks A Freightliner on the sales lot at a SelecTrucks dealership. Among the next wave of pre-owned trucks coming soon to lots will be DTNA’s Freightliner Cascadia models from 2018 and 2019. (Daimler Trucks North America)

The used Class 8 sleeper market is showing signs of a rebound, said Mary Aufdemberg, president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Enhances Customer Service Experience

A technician works on a laptop A technician works on a laptop. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America is making headway on a yearlong customer service improvement initiative as it works with dealers to have parts and technicians ready to go when a broken truck reaches the service bay.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 19, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Meritor, DTNA Extend Air Disc Brake Deal

Meritor EX+ LS air disc brake A Meritor EX+ LS air disc brake at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Meritor Inc. and Daimler Trucks North America announced that Meritor EX+ LS air disc brakes will be standard on all wheel positions on Freightliner Cascadia truck models through 2025.

November 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

Daimler, Waymo Partner to Develop Autonomous Trucks

Daimler-Waymo autonomous truck illustration Daimler Trucks and Waymo are partnering to produce an autonomous Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Waymo Driver. (Waymo)

Daimler Trucks and Waymo have announced an agreement to produce highly automated Level 4 commercial vehicles by combining Daimler’s trucks with Waymo’s technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Records Higher Net Income on Lower Revenue in Q3

Daimler Cascadia truck A Daimler Freightliner Cascadia truck. Third-quarter revenue fell to $47.6 billion compared with $51.2 billion a year earlier. (Daimler AG)

Daimler AG reported higher net income on lower revenue in the third quarter as core markets began to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

DTNA Recalls Trucks Over Brake Light Issue

Freightliner Cascadia A Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia at a 2018 industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling certain 2017-2021 Class 8 Cascadia P4 vehicles due to possible brake light issues.

October 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler’s Nielsen Believes Truck Production, Sales Improving

Roger Nielsen Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen speaks at an industry event in 2019. He recently said sales for Class 6, Class 7 and Class 8 at DTNA have recovered well since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen sees the production and sale of new trucks reaching replacement levels by the end of 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 27, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider to Test Freightliner eCascadia Through 2021

Schneider truck and Freightliner eCascadia truck Schneider said it will test Freightliner's eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread adoption of electric trucks. (left: John Sommers II for Transport Topics; right: Daimler Trucks North America)

Schneider said it will test the Freightliner eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread use of commercial battery-electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2020

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