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Daimler Trucks North America Launches New Truck Bucks Website

November 17, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators

Truck Bucks, the rewards program offered through Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), has unveiled a new website that provides more benefits for Truck Bucks members. The new website,, launched last week. With enhanced features, like an updated search/sort function, the new site makes it easier for customers to find [...]

Daimler Trucks Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Tractors for Electrical Fix

November 7, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced the recall of more than 250 Freightliner Cascadia trucks due to a problem with the electrical system. Daimler Trucks North America said it is recalling certain model year 2014 and 2015 Cascadia tractors that were manufactured between May 5, 2014 and [...]

Daimler Announces a Pair of New Medium-Duty Truck Engines Next Year

October 7, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology

Daimler Trucks North America told attendees at this week’s ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego this week that is will offer two new Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016. The new engines — branded the Detroit DD5 and DD8 — will allow DTNA to further expand Detroit engines [...]

Volvo, Freightliner Trucks Subject to Latest NHTSA Recalls

September 15, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety

Volvo Trucks of North America said Sunday it is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks manufactured between Nov. 17, 2010, and Feb. 5, 2014, that are equipped with enhanced cruise control and without side fairings. In the affected vehicles, Volvo Trucks said the active braking component [...]

Western Star Introduces Its All-New Fuel-efficient 5700XE Truck

September 15, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
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Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., has unveiled the all-new 5700XE, with the XE standing for “extreme efficiency” that includes aerodynamic innovations and one of the most fuel-efficient powertrains available. Michael Jackson, general manager of Western Star, said this new Class 8 on-highway truck is ideal for owner-operators and small- to [...]

Daimler Trucks Produces its 3-millionth Vehicle — a Freightliner Cascadia

August 25, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) marked the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in North America on Friday. The milestone was commemorated by the delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution to representatives from Schneider at DTNA’s manufacturing facility in Cleveland, N.C. Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer of Daimler Trucks North [...]

Detroit Virtual Technician Marks Its 100,000th Truck Installation

August 21, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety, Technology
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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today marked the 100,000th installation of its proprietary Detroit Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system. Since its launch in 2011, Detroit’s Customer Support Center has personally assisted more than 13,000 commercial truck drivers with actionable and detailed service recommendations. Virtual Technician reduces downtime and decreases maintenance costs [...]

Daimler Trucks North America Honors 59 Masters of Quality

August 7, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has recognized 59 North American manufacturers from the United States, Canada and Mexico as recipients of its highest award for suppliers: the 2013 Masters of Quality Supplier Award. The selected suppliers provide top quality components for Freightliner and Western Star truck brands. The annual program [...]

Accuride Wheel Facilities Win Daimler Trucks Quality Awards

August 4, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News

Accuride Corp., a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, said two of its wheel-production facilities have received the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) “Masters of Quality” Supplier Award for 2013. Accuride’s Camden Operations aluminum wheel plant in Camden, S.C., and Accuride de Mexico steel and [...]

Daimler Orders Recall for Freightliner Trucks with Axle Problem

July 31, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling more than 190 new Freightliner trucks due to an axle manufacturing error that might result in weak spots in the beam of the affected axle assemblies. The recall involves a small number of Freightliner Cascadia, 122SD, and Business Class M2 trucks manufactured between [...]