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DTNA recognizes manufacturers as ‘Masters of Quality’

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has recognized 59 North American manufacturers from the U.S., 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—now in its 27th year—recognizes outstanding suppliers

DTNA breaks ground at new headquarters site in Portland

Daimler Trucks North America broke ground at the site of its new headquarters building on Swan Island in Portland, Ore., on Friday, July 18. New construction will begin immediately on the new headquarters building. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales were on hand to join the celebration. “With our roots

Governor Kitzhaber, DTNA President & Chief Executive Officer Martin Daum, and Portland Mayor Hales
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 on the road today

Recently, Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 prototype was debuted in Germany. It is an autonomous semi that drives itself—but is not a “driver-less” vehicle. The demonstration truck had a number of proprietary technologies, some of which are available today that will change the way vehicles are driven in the future. According to Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, member

Daimler Trucks North America launches parts e-commerce platform

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) launched Pinnacle Truck Parts, an e-commerce platform that facilitates transactions between customers and DTNA’s parts and service network. According to DTNA, Pinnacle Truck Parts was created to deliver uptime by simplifying and expediting the parts ordering process. Through Pinnacle Truck Parts, customers have visibility to parts availability and pricing at their local

Weighing fifth wheel options to spec a lighter-weight truck

When fleets spec lighter-weight components, it’s generally an attempt to offset increases in weight in other areas of the vehicle and/or increase their payload capacity. As a result, the savings in fuel comes in improved efficiency in the operation of the fleet—greater cargo capacity equals revenue per trip and more capacity may even mean less

Daimler Trucks North America achieves SuperTruck efficiency targets

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it has realized the objectives of its SuperTruck program one year ahead of schedule. Sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), the SuperTruck program is an ambitious five-year research and development initiative focused on improving freight efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of Class 8 trucks. Including

Detroit Connect wins Best Telematics Solution from Telematics Update

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that  Detroit Connect received the Best Telematics Service or Solutions for Commercial Vehicles award from Telematics Update. This award recognizes brands that have developed exceptional telematic solutions for a variety of commercial vehicles. More than 400 nominations were received for the 2014 Telematics Update Awards from around the world, and the

Detroit Connect wins best telematics
New and used truck sales are up

ACT Research reported that used Class 8 trucks sales rose in March, 8% above February’s volume. According to Steve Tam, vice president-commercial vehicle sector with ACT, “The volume gain was expected, since sales usually gain through March or April before slowing for the summer months.” Healthy used truck sales have usually been a reliable indicator

Commercial Vehicle Demand is strong class 8
Daimler Trucks North America partners with JOST International

Daimler Trucks North America announced that the JOST International JSK36 lightweight fifth wheel is now the standard fifth wheel for all Freightliner truck models. The JSK36 is also available as a published option for the Western Star 4700 and 4900 truck models. “JOST International’s fifth wheel solutions are an ideal complement to our products. We depend

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DTNA’s eco initiatives extend from the plant to the road

Daimler Trucks North America sustainability efforts extend from the plant to the road. While initiatives focused on reducing emissions and fuel consumption have been around for some time, new greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards continue to propel manufacturers to develop alternatively powered vehicles. “Our ongoing support for the environment is found in our commitment

Mark Lampert to retire as Daimler Trucks North America’s SVP of sales and marketing; Richard Howard named as successor

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31, 2014. Richard Howard will assume the position of Daimler Trucks North America sales and marketing senior vice president on April 1, 2014. As Daimler Trucks North America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Lampert was

Automatic and automated manual transmissions can improve fuel efficiency

Pouring over specs, investigating equipment options and analyzing your equipment usage, you work hard to build the most efficient, dependable trucks for your fleet. You carefully take stock of your business needs and build a truck to exceed those expectations, calculating costs and mitigating equipment risks. And then you put that perfectly spec’d machine into

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