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Daimler Trucks NA launches Detroit eConsulting, Detroit eFill Chargers

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced new products and services from Detroit to support fleets and customers in the deployment of all-electric trucks. Detroit eConsulting services provide experienced know-how to fleets and are offered in three varying levels of support, DTNA says. Similarly, the Detroit eFill line of electric commercial vehicle chargers provide an

Daimler Trucks NA names chief engineer of chassis, vocational engineering

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has appointed Tracy Mack-Askew to the position of chief engineer, chassis and vocational engineering, effective immediately. In her new role, Mack-Askew will lead the development of solutions for DTNA customers in diesel powertrain technologies, and support the transition to electrical propulsion solutions in chassis and vocational products. Mack-Askew has over

HDMA spotlights Western Star, Grote equipment relationship

HDMA is spotlighting lighting components from Grote Industries, whose LED headlamps are used in the new Western Star 49X work trucks. These new trucks from Western Star Trucks — a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) — have headlamps built around a patented bi-optic system that delivers what the company calls a perfect mix

Daimler Trucks N.A. makes senior operations leadership changes

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it has appointed current Thomas Built Buses President and CEO Caley Edgerly to the role of general manager of operations planning and quality at DTNA. Edgerly joined Daimler in 1994, starting as a quality engineer at Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC). He later became the director of product development

Time is money: The benefits of over-the-air updates

You’ve heard all the sayings: time is money; time is our most precious resource; a stitch in time saves nine (though to be honest I have no idea what that last one means). These are all cliches, but they became that way because they are all true—with such tight delivery schedules and profit margins that

The future of over-the-air engine updates

You’ve read all about the latest over-the-air engine update offerings (and if you haven’t, you can check out that story here). And you may be wondering, what’s next for OTA? FE’s interviewed experts suggested that upcoming innovations will focus on making the software changes more dynamic, reducing the need for downtime when updating, and giving

Podcast: New electric and diesel trucks, plus the effects of the microchip shortage

In this episode of the Fleet Future podcast, Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan and Managing Editor Alex Crissey go over the biggest trucking news of the past month, including: Listen below, and catch up with more episodes of the podcast here. News discussed in this episode

New president, CEO of Daimler Trucks Mexico appointed

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has appointed Marcela Barreiro to president and CEO of Daimler Trucks Mexico. She is the first woman to run the Daimler Trucks Mexico entity and the company says she is a strong proponent of diversity, equity and inclusion across the company and the industry. Barreiro is a 13-year veteran of

Daimler Trucks N.A. appoints Stefan Kürschner as CFO

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has appointed Stefan Kürschner to the role of chief financial officer. Kürschner’s appointment to CFO is effective May 1. He will retain his role as a member of DTNA’s eight-member operating committee and report to Jochen Götz, executive vice president, finance and controlling at Daimler Trucks and Buses. A replacement

Five truck trend takeaways from March

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from March focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Electrification will change your service operation The question of how electrification impacts truck service is key. Whether you’re running

Electric truck service: What your technicians need to know

So, once you know what steps to take to prepare your shop for the arrival of an electric truck (and if you don’t, read our story on how to do so), the next step, and it is a crucial one, is making sure that your technicians have all the information they need to safely and

What’s in it for fleets spec’ing the latest in driver comfort options?

How can fleets measure the value of driver comfort options? According to truck manufacturers, it starts by listening to your drivers and measuring the impact of your choices on recruitment efforts and retention success. “Quantitatively, fleets can measure the impact of comfort and convenience items through metrics like driver retention, driver health and recruiting efforts,”