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Daimler Connected Trucks

April 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Video
Daimler Connected Trucks

Based on the Daimler Trucks Highway Pilot system for autonomously driving heavy trucks, the three trucks link up to form an aerodynamically optimized, fully automated platoon. Daimler Trucks calls this advanced system development Highway Pilot Connect. [...]

Freightliner Recalling 8,865 Cascadia Trucks for Electrical Issue

April 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced Tuesday it is recalling 8,865 model year 2015-2016 Freightliner Cascadia trucks manufactured from March 24, 2014, through Nov. 9, 2015. The affected heavy-duty tractors are equipped with Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC auxiliary units. On these units, there may be inadequate contact between the electrical connector [...]

Daimler Trucks Cutting an Additional 1,200 Jobs This Week

February 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Daimler Trucks Cutting an Additional 1,200 Factory Jobs This Week

Daimler Trucks North America announced Round Two of layoffs at a pair of its truck manufacturing plants this week, with hundreds of workers to be laid off this Friday. The layoffs include about 700 workers from the truck plant in Mount Holly, N.C., and another 500 workers about 50 miles [...]

Friday Was Last Day for 936 Daimler Truck Plant Employees

January 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology

Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) announcement last week that it would lay of 936 workers at its Cleveland, N.C. manufacturing plant took effect Friday, according to David Giroux, director of communication and public relations for Daimler. The North Carolina truck plant builds heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks, and Giroux [...]

Daimler Recalls Some Freightliner Cascadia Trucks for CNG Fix

January 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America said it is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Freightliner Cascadia trucks that were manufactured between March 27, 2015 and Nov. 4, 2014, and are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The affected vehicles have a tailpipe that allows hot exhaust to exit near the CNG tank [...]

October’s Used Truck Volumes Off 3% But Stable Year Over Year

November 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Used Truck Volumes Off 3% But Stable Year Over Year

ACT Research said used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in October, with volumes shrinking 3 percent month over month, despite longer-term comparisons being stable. Volumes are down only one percent year over year, and the past nine months have been flat compared to the same period last [...]

Daimler Trucks Bringing New Medium-Duty Engine Line to Detroit

November 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology

Daimler Trucks said it is bringing a $375-million investment to enable production of new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty truck engines at the Detroit brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, Mich. Last week Daimler Trucks celebrated the announcement of the new lines of DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines and officially [...]

Sales of Class 8 Used Trucks Gain 8% in September; Flat Year Over Year

October 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Sales of Class 8 Used Trucks Gain 8% in September; Flat Year Over Year

Used Class 8 truck metrics were mixed in September, with some dealer sales inching closer to the six-month moving average. Volumes gained 8 percent month over month, but were up just 1 percent year over year. Meanwhile average mileage remained flat month over month, dropping 8 percent year over year. [...]

Daimler Recalling Freightliner, Western Star Trucks for Engine Problem

October 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said this week it is recalling a number of its commercial trucks and buses following an engine problem. The recall involves certain model year 2016 Freightliner Cascadia, Business Class M2, 108SD, 114SD, and 122SD, Western Star 4700 and 4900, Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2, and [...]

Dana Earns Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks

October 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News

Dana Holding Corp. recently earned a Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), the highest honor for suppliers to the commercial vehicle manufacturer. Dana’s manufacturing facility in Lima, Ohio, was recognized for its commitment to quality, delivery, technology and cost performance. The largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in [...]