Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA’s New Tools to Aid With Electrical Configurations in Freightliner Trucks

DTNA Freightliner vocational trucks. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America has developed a custom hardware and electronics tool to streamline the vocational customization process for truck equipment makers and dealers, according to the company.

November 18, 2019
Business, Equipment

DTNA Adds Alliance Parts Locations

Alliance Parts Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America announced its Alliance Parts brand expanded its retail footprint to 15 new locations during October and November.

November 8, 2019
Business, Equipment

DTNA Offers Cummins Engines in Cascadia Models

Freightliner Cascadia 116 inch BBC day cab Freightliner Cascadia 116-inch BBC day cab by DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America announced its Freightliner Cascadia 116-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab day cab model can be spec’d with the Cummins X12 engine and the Eaton Cummins Endurant transmission.

October 4, 2019
Business, Equipment

DTNA Announces Layoffs at North Carolina Truck Plants

DTNA announces layoffs in North Carolina. Assembly line workers at the Mount Holly, N.C., manufacturing plant. (Freightliner Trucks via YouTube)

Daimler Trucks North America announced it is cutting about 900 jobs and lowering truck production at two truck assembly plants in North Carolina as the market “is now clearly returning to normal market levels.”

October 3, 2019
Business, Equipment

DTNA's Milestone Truck Presented to UPS

DTNA milestone UPS Cascadia Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced the production of the 750,000th vehicle built at its Cleveland, N.C., truck manufacturing plant. Keys to the milestone vehicle, a Freightliner new Cascadia, were presented to representatives from UPS Inc.

August 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Cites Increase in Active Safety Adoption

DTNA executives outline the company's active safety adoption. From left: Howard, Kurschner and Romanaggi provide a business update. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Executives at Daimler Trucks North America cited an increase in customer take rates for active safety technology and provided updates on the manufacturer’s initiatives to enhance maintenance and customer service during a press event here Aug. 20.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

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