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
Business, Technology

Daimler Updates Repair Order Mobile App

DTNA app Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America launched April 2 the second generation of its app that helps dealers create a repair order.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2020
Business, Equipment

DTNA Dealers to Add 700 Service Bays in 2020

DTNA service Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced its dealer network is building or remodeling more than 40 locations across 30 U.S. states and Canadian provinces to add 700 service bays this year.

March 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Moves to Limit Truck Production

Daimler Freightliner trucks at an industry show. The company is a subsidiary of DTNA. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America announced March 24 it will begin limiting production at its facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, citing emerging supply disruptions tied to COVID-19 that will soon impact its production operations.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020