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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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