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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 [...]

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 [...]

There Are Five Levels of Autonomy in “Self-Driving” Trucks

November 18, 2015 By: Joe Puff, NationaLease Tags: Blogs, Technology

We’ve all heard the “buzz”  about autonomous vehicles, but what’s the state of that technology when it comes to commercial trucks? The trucking industry has been talking about automation since Freightliner announced Inspiration, a so-called self-driving truck, earlier this year. Since then, Peterbilt announced its Advanced Driver Assistance System, which it says [...]

Dallas Named Freightliner Trucks’ Latest Hardest Working City

November 9, 2015 By: Steve Mitchell Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Dallas Named Freightliner Trucks’ Latest Hardest Working City

Freightliner Trucks is taking its recent resurgence as a premier vocational truck builder quite seriously. But it is celebrating that renovated status with all the pomp and circumstance it can muster. Earlier this year, the company began a tradition of honoring municipalities in North America that it deems worthy of recognition [...]

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 [...]

Daimler Trucks Investing $18 Million in Oregon Trucking R&D Facility

September 16, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said an $18 million investment to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore., is expected to begin this winter and be completed by the end of next years. The facility, located 120 miles southeast of Portland, will include a test track and [...]

BettsHD Receives 2014 Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks

September 2, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Technology
BettsHD Receives 2014 Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks

BettsHD, an industry leader in spray suppression technology for heavy-duty trucks and trailers, has received the prestigious Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Masters of Quality award. BettsHD has received the annual award six times, including 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and now 2014. Among the record 91 suppliers who received [...]

Daimler Awards Rassini for Suspension, Brakes Used on Cascadia Trucks

August 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Owner Operators, Technology
Daimler Awards Rassini for Suspension, Brakes Used on Cascadia Trucks

Rassini, a Mexican industrial company engaged in the design and manufacturing of suspension and brake components, has been recognized by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), for quality, delivery, technology and cost performance of its products. Daimler presented Rassini with its 2014 Masters of Quality Award — the highest award given [...]

International Truck Challenges Its OEM Competitors to a “Drive Off”

July 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News, Technology
International Truck Challenges Its OEM Competitors to a “Drive Off”

International Truck this week challenged each of its Class 8 competitors to participate in an open performance testing of products to take place the week of Aug. 31 at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind. The company sent letters to Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo, urging the OEMs [...]