Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins to Build Fuel Cells for Freightliner Cascadia

Cummins Concept rendering for the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Freightliner truck. (Cummins Inc.)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Cummins Inc. will supply market leader Freightliner, a brand of Daimler Trucks North America, with a Cummins hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for the heavy-duty Cascadia model, Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger said in a surprise announcement.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Business, Equipment

Detroit Expands Service Training Center to Add EV Courses

Detroit Service Training Center The expansion of the Detroit Service Training Center allows for the addition of eight new courses. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Truck North America announced the opening of its expanded Detroit Service Training Center, which will be used to train technicians in electric powertrain service, battery maintenance and full truck repair.

April 4, 2022
Business, Technology

DTNA Renews Agreement With Motor Information Systems

Daimler Truck North America announced it signed an enterprise renewal agreement with Motor Information Systems, a custom data provider for medium- and heavy-duty parts numbers and cross-references.

March 4, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel

In Joint Venture, DTNA to Develop EV Charging Networks

Illustration of DTNA's joint venture plans for an EV charging network DTNA

Daimler Truck North America, BlackRock Inc.’s Renewable Power Group and NextEra Energy Resources announced a joint venture to create electric charging networks along critical freight corridors on the East and West coasts and Texas beginning by 2026.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 2, 2022
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