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What does today’s truck data access mean for future truck connections?

While the trucking industry has talked broadly of “connecting to the truck,” relating it to the same way a smartphone operates, the truth is that it’s been somewhat limited, either by hardware or platform or the opportunity to physically connect to a truck. Now, Daimler Truck North America is signaling a future where connections are

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Easing truck data integration headaches: Inside the DTNA, Platform Science Virtual Vehicle

I’ll be the first to admit that we talk about truck data integrations too broadly. We toss around terms like API and cloud access, but fleets know that getting data from one company and into the hands of another is easier said than done. Truck data integrations can be painful. They’re complicated to start with,

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Balancing today’s diesel truck demands with tomorrow’s EV potential

“If you can’t get excited about the future of trucking, you must be dead.” Daimler Truck N.A. CEO and President John O’Leary has a point. Every aspect of trucking is exciting right now, but that excitement is spread across the emotional spectrum. Electric and automated trucks awaken the imagination as fleets usher in the beginning

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The biggest heavy-duty truck equipment stories of the year

I’m going to do something surprising. This list will not feature any electric truck headlines, despite the topic owning 2021 headlines. It’s not that I’m turning a blind eye to it. My counterpart in content crime, Mr. Sickels, named decarbonization as the Fleet Equipment’s Truck Equipment Trend of the Year last week. It’s more than

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Daimler Truck takes its first step as an independent company

Following the spin-off from Daimler AG, today’s first day of listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange denotes Daimler Truck’s embarkment into unrestricted entrepreneurial independence. In a press release, the truck manufacturer noted that this is probably the most important milestone in the company’s history. In the future, investors will have the opportunity to invest directly

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Daimler Truck CEO talks zero-emission ambitions, supply chain strains and the value of vocational trucks

Daimler Truck North America President and Chief Executive Officer John O’Leary is a busy man, especially so on Daimler Truck’s Capital Market Day Nov. 11. Even after spending untold hours speaking from Stuttgart, Germany, to investors about the future of the company, O’Leary was still happy to sit down with the media to help us

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Behind the suspension scenes of the Western Star 49X, 47X

When a new truck is launched, we just see the end product. What took years to develop is introduced in an instant, but there’s plenty that goes on behind the scenes. Truck OEMs and suppliers collaborate on equipment specs and options, tinkering with different types of designs and components. In the case of Western Star’s

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Daimler Trucks N.A. announces partnership with American Center for Mobility

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced a three-year, $3 million partnership with the American Center for Mobility (ACM). DTNA will use ACM’s facility in suburban Detroit to provide its customers and dealers the opportunity to experience the company’s latest in-vehicle technology from its Detroit, Freightliner, Western Star, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and Thomas Built

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How Hendrickson works with OEMs to deliver hard-working, driver-friendly suspensions

The best truck equipment solutions aren’t created in a vacuum. Relationships are everything in the trucking business, and that’s true when talking about OEMs and suppliers. Take the newly unveiled Western Star X-Series trucks, for example. The 49X and the 47X–purpose-built from the ground up to tackle the toughest vocational tasks. The field work for

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SelecTrucks opens new location in Missouri

SelecTrucks, a retailer of used trucks, welcomed its 38th location to the network with the opening of SelecTrucks of Foristell, located just outside St. Louis, Missouri. It is the eighth SelecTrucks location to open this year. SelecTrucks of Foristell is part of the family-owned Truck Centers Inc. dealer network. SelecTrucks of Foristell offers a selection

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Western Star X-Series vocational truck offering grows with the launch of the 47X

Western Star aims to open up the vocational market with the expansion of its X-Series of trucks. What started with the 49X last year that was aimed at heavy haul applications like logging has grown with the introduction of the Western Star 47X that is aimed squarely at the larger construction market–offering fits and features

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Daimler Trucks N.A. names new general manager of product strategy, market development

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Mary Aufdemberg, currently general manager and president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing (DTR), has been appointed general manager of product strategy and market development. Aufdemberg succeeds Kary Schaefer, who transitions to a new role as chief engineer, cab systems / entire vehicle engineering. Aufdemberg started her career with Daimler

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