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Hands on with the Western Star 49X

Rolling loads through a quarry, traversing the job site and tackling the rough and tumble landscape of Oregon’s high desert, the new Western Star 49X worked with confidence. The OEM put its new truck in the hands of trucking trade journalists and let us put it through its paces. Watch the video above as we

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DTNA’s Mount Holly manufacturing plant produces 700,000th truck

Daimler Trucks North America’s Mount Holly (N.C.) Truck Manufacturing plant recently marked two milestones: its 41st anniversary and the production of its 700,000th truck. The truck, an M2 106 extended cab, was presented to Miller Industries. More than 800 employees at the Mount Holly Truck Manufacturing plant produce the M2 106, as well as Freightliner’s

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Phillips Industries’ OEM facility receives DTNA Masters of Quality Supplier award

Daimler Supplier Management recently presented the Phillips Industries OEM facility located in Arteaga, Mexico, with its “Masters of Quality Supplier” award for 2019. This is the eighth time the Arteaga site has received this award from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). Criteria for achieving the DTNA Masters of Quality Supplier award requires outstanding performance in

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DTNA, Portland General Electric announce public HD electric truck charging site

Portland General Electric and Daimler Trucks North America have announced the co-development of “Electric Island,” a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles expected to be the first of its kind in the United States. Electric Island will help accelerate the development, testing and deployment of zero-emissions (tank-to-wheel) commercial vehicles, DTNA

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Southern California Edison begins testing Freightliner eCascadia

Southern California Edison (SCE), the primary electricity supply company for much of southern California, recently began a three-month testing trial of the battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia from the Freightliner Customer Experience (CX) Fleet. SCE is the first utility to test an electric truck from Freightliner and will use the eCascadia for material transport, moving heavy equipment

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Designing a vocational frame to stand up to heavy vocational demands

At the end of September, Western Star introduced its new 49X vocational truck built from the ground up—and that included re-thinking the chassis. According to Samantha Parlier, DTNA’s vice president of vocational market development, the truck is underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series cab. She says the design of

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Catch up with the electrification podcast series from Fleet Future

All throughout September and October, the Fleet Future podcast from FE has been focused on electrification, speaking with people throughout the industry on the details of electrification, the trucks that are coming to market and what interested fleets will need to know. Brush up on your electric truck knowledge below with all seven episodes of

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Where you see DTNA’s renewed vocational focus in the Western Star 49X

When Daimler Trucks North America announced that it was reorganizing its entire organization to focus more on the application (on-highway; vocational) vs. brand (Freightliner; Western Star), the big question was: Where will we see this in the product? We now have the answer in the Western Star 49X. Fleet Equipment sat down with the Western

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Podcast: The State of Sustainable Fleets

In today’s episode of Fleet Future, we’re going to zoom out a bit from the electric truck discussion and talk about alternative fuels and sustainability in general. Why might fleets be interested, and how do they get started? A recently released study tackled some of those questions. The “State of Sustainable Fleets” report from Gladstein,

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Torc Robotics to scale self-driving fleet with Daimler test trucks

Torc Robotics announced that it will scale its self-driving truck testing in the southwest in early 2021 using an enhanced prototype truck developed with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). This new generation of Freightliner Cascadia test trucks bolsters Torc’s capability to develop and test its Level 4 self-driving technology, Torc says. The test trucks are

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Podcast: Electric truck talk with Daimler Trucks North America

Our series on electrification rolls on as Michael Scheib, head of e-mobility at Daimler Trucks North America, joins the Fleet Future podcast to talk about the company’s progress towards electrification—with production planned in 2022—what they’ve learned so far from testing and trials, and what fleets who might be interested in electric trucks need to know.

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Detroit announces new DT12 Vocational series transmission in the Western Star 49X

As part of the launch of the new Western Star 49X, Daimler Trucks North America debuted the Detroit DT12 Vocational series of automated manual transmissions. Available as either the DT12-V or the DT12-VX and rated up to a GCWR of 330,000 lbs, the DT12 Vocational series was validated in over 35 million miles of testing

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