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Redefining Daimler Trucks: Three takeaways from our talk with DTNA CEO John O’Leary

Whenever a new CEO takes over any company, there’s plenty of hyperbole about approaching evolving markets, understanding the shifting needs of customers and redefining the company’s role in the industry. But this time it’s different. This time it’s not hyperbole. It’s reality. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)’s President and CEO John O’Leary takes the reins

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Electric truck investment from a fleet’s perspective

The electrification hype has been unrelenting. With the many OEM opening electric truck order books, the next 12 to 16 months will be pivotal in the rollout as fleets parse through the cost parity of electric vs. diesel powertrains. If Fleet Equipment reader trends are any indication, electric truck interest continues to roll large, given

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Daimler Trucks NA names new on-highway VP

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has named Steve Mignardi to the position of vice president of on-highway market development, effective immediately. “We are pleased to have Steve in his new leadership position,” said Kary Schaefer, general manager of product strategy and market development at DTNA. “His depth of experience in the industry and at DTNA

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Detroit adds new safety features to Detroit Assurance

Available for the Freightliner Cascadia and the Western Star 49X spec’d with a Detroit powertrain, the new Detroit Assurance features reduce driver strain and fatigue and can help reduce speed-related accidents. Here are the features. Active Speed Intervention (ASI) If the truck exceeds the posted speed limit, ASI issues visual and auditory warnings to actively

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Detroit DD13 Gen 5 engine offers uptime-focused features for vocational and on-highway

The Detroit DD13 engine is now available with new features and power ratings with changes to the engine focused on efficiency, robustness and thermal management, all of which contribute to a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and maximum uptime, according to the manufacturer. As such, the 13-liter DD13 is suited for both on-highway and

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Talking new aftertreatment systems, electric trucks and vocational demand

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

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Daimler Trucks N.A.’s new leadership lineup

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that David Carson, currently senior vice president, vocational sales and marketing, has been appointed to the expanded role of senior vice president, sales and marketing, DTNA, consolidating responsibility for all sales and marketing of vocational and on-highway segments. Carson adds responsibilities formerly held by Richard Howard, who has been

Daimler Trucks N.A. opens order books for all-electric Freightliner eCascadia, eM2

Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 are now available to order. The eCascadia and eM2 are the first all-electric trucks from the company. Comprised of an eAxle design and available with a single or dual motor system, the Detroit ePowertrain offers up to 23,000 lb.-ft. of torque, giving it ample power

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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

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Updated: Watch Daimler Trucks N.A. answer electric truck questions

UPDATE: Hot on the heels of the announcement that Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) opened orders for its all-electric Freightliner eCascadia and eM2, Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan hosted DTNA’s Richard Howard, SVP, on-highway sales and marketing; Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility; and Dr. Andreas Juretzka, director of eMobility product development engineering, for a live

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Daimler Trucks N.A. outgoing Pres., CEO reflects on trucking’s evolution

When Roger Nielsen took the reins as president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) in April 2017, the “new” Freightliner Cascadia had just rolled out, platooning technology was still a conversation, and heavy-duty electric truck announcements were more than a year away. Clearly, a lot has changed in four years. And it changed

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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,”