The Western Star 49X was the first glimpse of Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) renewed focus on vocational workhorses, and now DTNA’s newly appointed Chief Engineer, Chassis and Vocational Engineering, Tracy Mack-Askew is ready to lead the charge into the next generation of vocational truck development, but there’s no shortage of challenges for vocational truck development and design ahead. New aftertreatment systems to meet the next round of engine emissions and electric vehicle development are just a few. I caught up with Mack-Askew to talk about her view of vocational truck design going forward, the ever evolving role of electrification in vocational segments and what she sees on the horizon as vocational market buzz grows. Watch the video above for all of her insight.
Application above all
Mack-Askew discusses the reorganization of DTNA and what it means to the vocational product segment. We got the behind-the-scenes story of DTNA’s shift in market focus last year. You can catch up on that story here:
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