Business, Equipment

Prestolite Gains Three Standard Positions at DTNA Beginning in 2019

Prestolite IdlePro Prestolite Electric IdlePro

Aftermarket supplier Prestolite Electric’s IdlePro model alternator was selected by Daimler Trucks North America for standard position on new commercial vehicles set to launch in multiple markets between late 2019 and early 2020.

September 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

DTNA Adds Mascot to Detroit Reman Unit

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing has acquired Mascot Truck Parts, a one-time subsidiary of Meritor Inc., to expand its capacity for heavy- and medium-duty remanufacturing of driveline components.

August 24, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Increase 8.7% in July

Freightliner Cascadia trucks Freightliner

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks rose in July, the first year-over-year gain since November 2015, amid reports carriers have begun expanding fleet size to meet rising demand now or to prepare for expected growth in 2018.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DTNA Expands Connected Truck Services

Matt Pfaffenbach Pfaffenbach by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Daimler Trucks North America continues to expand its connected vehicle services to provide fleets with a broader arsenal of information and analytics tools they can use to make better business decisions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 27, 2017

Penske Logistics Expands Role With Detroit Diesel

Penske Logistics expands role with Detroit Diesel Penske Logistics

Penske Logistics won new business with Detroit Diesel Corp. to support supply chain operations at DD's engine, transmission and axle facility in Redford, Mich.

July 10, 2017
Business, Fuel

New DTNA Chief Roger Nielsen Says GHG Rule Will Stick

Nielsen by Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

MADRAS, Ore. — Fleet owners should not expect the truck and engine sections of the federal Phase 2 rule on greenhouse gas emissions to change before implementation starts in 2021, said Roger Nielsen, the CEO of Daimler Trucks North America.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 19, 2017
Business, Technology

Daimler Trucks North America Opens $18.7 Million Truck Proving Grounds

Daimler Trucks North America

MADRAS, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America opened its $18.7 million High Desert Proving Grounds here May 18. It will enable the parent of Freightliner and Western Star Trucks to do more broad-based vehicle testing not far from its Portland headquarters.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 19, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

2017: Four Daimler Brands Display at MATS Despite Support of Alternate-Year Format

Freightliner truck at MATS 2017 Philip Scott Andrews for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daimler Trucks North America, the most vocal proponent of a two-year cycle for truck shows, has actually mounted a strong presence here at the Mid-America Trucking Show despite its strong support for the new Atlanta-based event in September.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 4, 2017

DTNA Promotes Nielsen to CEO; Replaces Daum

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has promoted Roger Nielsen to president and CEO.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 27, 2017

Daimler Trucks North America Promotes Nielsen to CEO

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has promoted Roger Nielsen to president and CEO, the company announced.

March 22, 2017