Daimler Trucks North America
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
Business, Technology

Takeaways From DTNA Announcements at NACV

TT Executive Editor Joe Howard (right) and Managing Editor/Features Seth Clevenger provide their takeaways from Daimler Trucks North America's press announcements Sept. 25, 2017, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Trucks Outlines Vision for Electric Vehicles, Platooning, Connectivity

Martin Daum Daum via Daimler Trucks North America

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks North America outlined its vision for electric trucks and platooning and showcased its latest advances in active safety and connectivity in the first press conference held by a truck manufacturer here at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 25, 2017
Business

Former Freightliner Exec Schmueckle Leaves Daimler

Rainer Schmueckle, the former head of Daimler Trucks North America, has left parent company Daimler AG after heading the German company’s Mercedes-Benz auto unit for five years, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
September 1, 2010