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DTNA Opens Detroit Connect to Third-Party Providers

Freightliner Cascadia Detroit Connect is a suite of connected vehicle services, and the platform is exclusive to the new Freightliner Cascadia model. (Freightliner)

Daimler Trucks North America announced it has opened its proprietary Detroit Connect platform to third-party telematics service providers.

March 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Expects Supply Chain Constraints to Continue in 2019

A Freightliner is built on the line in Mount Holly, N.C. Workers assemble a Freightliner on the line in Mount Holly, N.C. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks is not optimistic that supply chain constraints will improve anytime soon to clear up ongoing shortages that have interrupted commercial vehicle production over the past 12 to 18 months amid record demand.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DTNA Pushes Ahead With Automated Driving, Other New Technology on Flagship Cascadia

DTNA Martin Daum speaks at the event. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Daimler Trucks North America announced SAE Level 2 automated driving will be available beginning in July on its flagship Freightliner Cascadia model, calling it an industry first.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2019
Business, Equipment

DTNA Targets 24-Hour Dealer Repair Turnarounds

Stefan Kurschner Kurschner said that DTNA believes that a 24-turnaround times for dealer repairs is a "feasible goal." (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Daimler Trucks North America is targeting 24-hour turnaround times for truck repairs at its dealerships and is expanding its aftermarket component business as it moves to boost its parts and repair business, company executives said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
July 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Expands Connectivity Services on Cascadia Model

Freightliner Cascadia (Freightliner)

Daimler Trucks North America introduced two new connectivity services into its Detroit Connect portfolio, Detroit Connect Direct and a wireless in-cab device connection.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2018
Business, Equipment

DTNA Adds Parts Distribution Center in Iowa

DTNA warehouse DTNA's new distribution center in Grimes, Iowa. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America announced the opening of its newest parts distribution center in Grimes, Iowa, intended to provide faster service to customers located in the Midwest.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018

DTNA Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Western Star Western Star 4900 (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America announced three high-level appointments in its manufacturing and remanufacturing operations.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Equipment

SelecTrucks Launches Roadside Asistance Program

Used-truck dealership SelecTrucks launched a heavy-duty emergency roadside assistance program that promises response times of less than an hour.

Transport Topics
March 2, 2018
Business, Technology

SXSW Festival to Include High-Tech Trucking

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Trucking is getting hip with the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas, claiming a spot on the agenda of a show that typically celebrates creativity in music, film and interactive technology.

Transport Topics
March 2, 2018
Business, Equipment

DTNA Sees Surging Truck Market in 2018

Western Star Truck Western Star Truck (Daimler Trucks North America)

When Daimler Trucks North America looks at 2018, it anticipates a surging truck market, constrained supply lines, customers’ need for faster uptime aided by predictive technology and the steady advance of electric powertrains, the company’s top executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2018