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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

DTNA Says Portland Plant Will Be First to Achieve Carbon-Neutral Production

Daimler Trucks North America plant in Portland, Ore. DTNA's truck manufacturing plant in Portland, Ore. The plant reduced its energy consumption from vehicle manufacturing with equipment replacement and facility upgrades. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America announced its truck manufacturing plant in Portland, Ore., will be the first to achieve carbon-neutral production in the global Daimler Trucks network — meeting green production this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

DTNA, Portland Utility to Develop Fueling Site for Electric Trucks

DTNA-Portland electric facility Rendering of the project site, where nine charging stations are planned to be operational in spring of 2021. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America and utility company Portland General Electric announced the co-development of a public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles that is expected to be the first of its kind in the United States.

December 1, 2020
Business, Technology

DTNA Launches E-Commerce Platform to Replace Pinnacle Parts

DTNA Excelerator DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America announced the launch of Excelerator, its next-generation e-commerce platform to streamline the parts-ordering process that included input from more than 40 dealer partners to its design.

May 18, 2020
Business, Technology

DTNA, Platform Science Partner on Fleet Management

Daimler Trucks North America announced Platform Science will be its primary on-vehicle fleet management software development and distribution partner.

May 5, 2020