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Prices for the Nation’s Class 8 Used Trucks Level Off in May

June 25, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators

Keeping with the flattening trend seen in age and mileage, the average price for previously owned Class 8 tractors in May also experienced a leveling off compared to April. According to ACT Research, year-to-date prices were up 8 percent from last year, with gains in line for ACT’s expectations of [...]

Agility Fuel Systems and Freightliner Trucks Enter Long-Term Agreement

June 15, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Agility Fuel Systems and Freightliner Trucks Enter Long-Term Agreement

Agility Fuel Systems will now serve as the sole provider of natural gas fuel systems to Freightliner Trucks. The seven-year agreement will provide custom designed products with the latest features and technological innovations. Based in Santa Ana, Calif., Agility designs and produces natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles. The [...]

Accuride Signs Accord With Daimler Trucks for Gunite Brake Drums

May 29, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management
Accuride Signs Accord With Daimler Trucks for Gunite Brake Drums

Accuride Corp., a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, has signed a multi-year agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply its American-cast-and-machined Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group. The Daimler group is among the leading all-makes parts brands in the commercial transportation [...]

Self-driving Freightliner Truck Licensed Amid Fanfare

May 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Self-driving Freightliner Truck Licensed Amid Fanfare

At a ceremony late Tuesday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval officially granted the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). At the event — hosted by DTNA President [...]

Daimler Trucks Ramping Up Production; Hiring 600 at N.C. Plant

May 4, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology
Daimler Trucks Ramping Up Production; Hiring 600 at N.C. Plant

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck-manufacturing plant over the next three months. The Mt. Holly truck plant will add a third shift to its operations and plans to fill the additional 580 manufacturing and 25 [...]

Freightliner Offers Drivers a New Cardio In-Cab Training System

March 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Mid America Show, Owner Operators
Freightliner Offers Drivers a New Cardio In-Cab Training System

Freightliner Trucks is now featuring FIT Step — an in-cab cardio exercise and endurance enhancement system — that is designed to work in conjunction with the Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System, which provides full body strength and conditioning workouts. “The FIT Step is yet another effort from Freightliner and Rolling [...]

MATS Debut: Daimler’s SuperTruck Clocks in at 12.2 mpg

March 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
MATS Debut: Daimler’s SuperTruck Clocks in at 12.2 mpg

SuperTruck — Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) diesel-sipping truck initiative — was unveiled at the Freightliner Trucks booth this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show, where it was touted as achieving a fuel-efficient 12.2 mpg in on-the-road tests. Daimler’s SuperTruck program achieved a 115 percent freight efficiency improvement, which surpassed [...]

Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks for a Pair of Issues

March 17, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety

In a pair of notices late last week, Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for potential electrical shorts and a recall of some certain model year 2014-2015 Cascadia tractors for fuel hose issues. In the first recall notice, the truckbuilder said [...]

Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks for Potential Overheating

December 8, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety

Daimler Trucks of North America said Saturday it is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Freightliner Cascadia and M2 trucks manufactured June 2, 2011 to Oct. 23, 2014. The latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) action is due to a problem with the manifold/header/muffler/tailpipe and are not in compliance with [...]

Phillips Industries Division Wins Daimler Trucks Masters of Quality Award

November 20, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
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California-based Phillips Industries’ Electrical Harness Division recently received its third consecutive DTNA Masters of Quality Award, which was presented by representatives from Daimler Trucks North America during ceremonies at the Saltillo, Mexico facility. DTNA presents the Masters of Quality Award annually to an elite group of suppliers who meet its [...]