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. 

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.

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

Daimler’s Positive Third-Quarter Results Limited by Weak Truck Market

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler AG reported Oct. 21 net income and revenue rose in the third quarter, but the results were limited by falling demand for heavy-duty trucks, especially in North America, the segment’s largest retail sales market.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2016

Who's Liable in an Autonomous Truck Accident?

Panelists discuss liability in an accident during the "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. 4, 2016.

October 18, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

DTNA Backs US GHG Rule, Connected Vehicles

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — Daimler Trucks North America supports the federal Phase 2 greenhouse-gas rule for trucks and almost certainly will not challenge it in court.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 3, 2016