Business, Equipment

DTNA Names T.J. Reed President of Remarketing Unit

T.J. Reed T.J. Reed by Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of T.J. Reed as president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing, effective immediately.

October 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

DTNA Reaches BEV Milestone at 1 Million Miles

Freightliner eCascadia eCascadia by Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced a milestone for its medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric truck development program as participating fleets using 40 trucks reached a cumulative total of 1 million miles of real-world usage along the West Coast and Canada.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

DTNA, ACM Announce Collaboration

DTNA Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced a three-year, $3 million, first-of-its-kind partnership with the American Center for Mobility that will allow customers to experience DTNA’s in-vehicle technology at test sites on ACM’s 500-acre campus in suburban Detroit.

October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Western Star Launches 47X Model for Weight-Sensitive Vocational Market

Western Star The new Western Star 47X. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America has introduced the Western Star 47X vocational model, a Class 8 truck intended for lighter-weight applications than the heavier 49X introduced in September 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

New DTNA CEO John O’Leary Notes Industrywide Challenges, Strong Demand for Company's Brands

O'Leary O’Leary at company headquarters. (Daimler Trucks North America)

In the months since taking the CEO reins at Daimler Trucks North America, John O’Leary has watched the trucking industry deliver a response he described as “remarkable” to the unprecedented disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. He believes emerging opportunities and lessons learned position the industry for recovery and growth.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Upgrades Available for Detroit DD13 Engine

Detroit DD13 Gen 5 engine A view of the Detroit DD13 Gen 5 engine. (Detroit)

Detroit, a unit of Daimler Truck North America, announced its Detroit DD13 engine is now available with new features and power ratings focused on efficiency, robustness and thermal management, as well as with standard connected-vehicle services.

May 28, 2021

DTNA Makes Changes in Senior Leadership

David Carson and Richard Howard David Carson (left) and Richard Howard by Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America named David Carson senior vice president of sales and marketing — a move intended to consolidate responsibility for all sales and marketing of vocational and on-highway segments.

May 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DTNA’s Outgoing CEO Roger Nielsen Reflects on Industry’s Transformation

Daimler Nielsen speaks at a past industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Roger Nielsen’s four years as CEO of Daimler Trucks North America coincided with a time of rapid change in the commercial vehicle industry, highlighted by the introduction of electric-powered trucks and the continued advance of automated driving and connected vehicle technologies.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

DTNA Announces Detroit Brand ePowertrain

Detroit ePowertrain DET ePowertrain. (Detroit)

Daimler Trucks North America announced its proprietary Detroit ePowertrain for the upcoming Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 models, and plans a $20 million investment in its Detroit brand manufacturing facility that will serve as the North American source of Detroit ePowertrain components.

February 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

DTNA, SoCal Edison, Schneider Cooperate on Electric Truck Expansion

DTNA Freightliner eCascadias. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America announced Southern California Edison, the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California, used a Freightliner eCascadia from DTNA to deliver an electrical transformer to a Schneider terminal in Los Angeles.

January 25, 2021