Business, Equipment

Daimler Paves Way to Potential Spinoffs With Separation Plan

Dieter Zetsche Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG, battered by allegations it colluded with other German carmakers for decades, is studying a legal separation of its businesses, including cars, trucks, vans and financial services, in a move that could pave the way for future spinoffs

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Extends Contract With Daimler Trucks for Heavy-Duty AMTs

Wabco Holdings Inc. has extended its long-term supply agreement with the company for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission control technology to support the truck maker’s series production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan and South America.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2017

New Daimler Trucks CEO on the Company's Future in Portland, Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler Trucks North America

Less than a decade ago, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner appeared to have one foot out the door. The storied maker of big rigs changed its name to Daimler Trucks North America, then announced it would move hundreds of headquarters jobs to North Carolina.

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
June 5, 2017

Daimler's First-Quarter Profits Double, but Trucks Not a Big Factor

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

First-quarter business rose and profits doubled for German manufacturer Daimler AG, but new truck sales were generally not part of the equation, and especially not in North America, the company reported April 26.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

2017 Mid-America Trucking Show

Take a look back at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show from the Kentucky Exposition Center through the eyes of our Transport Topics photographers. 

Transport Topics
April 18, 2017

Daimler Preview Says First Quarter Operating Profit to Rise 86.6%

Daimler Trucks North America

Global truck- and carmaker Daimler AG said its first-quarter earnings will be significantly better than during the same three-month period in 2016.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2017

Daimler AG Names Martin Daum to Head Global Truck and Bus Unit

Daimler AG

Daimler AG promoted Martin Daum to head of Daimler’s global truck and bus divisions effective March 1. Daum had been CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, a position he assumed in 2009.

February 27, 2017

Daimler Gains on Car, Bus Lines, But Truck-Making Lags


Daimler AG had a strongly profitable fourth quarter to top off a year of modest improvements, but the growth came from the sale of Mercedes-Benz cars and buses, while the global truck division reported double-digit contractions in operating profit and revenue for both the quarter and the year.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 2, 2017

Daimler Enhances Dealer Network in Mexico, Claims Market Lead

Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Daimler Trucks Mexico and its dealers are working to streamline customer service in a bid to drive sales growth in a market where the average truck is more than 17 years old.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 12, 2016

Mercedes-Benz to Launch Pickup Truck in 2017


FRANKFURT, Germany — Mercedes-Benz will launch a pickup truck in late 2017, becoming the first German premium automaker to enter one of the most lucrative segments in the car industry.

Reuters | By Andreas Cremer
October 25, 2016