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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

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

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,”

Daimler Trucks N.A. appoints new chief engineer of product validation engineering

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has named Randy DeBortoli as chief engineer of product validation engineering, where he will steer the strategic development of Freightliner and Western Star trucks. DeBortoli has been with DTNA for almost 30 years. Recently, DeBortoli served as the chief engineer of chassis and vocational engineering, playing an instrumental role in

PPG Delfleet One paint system approved by Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has approved the PPG Defleet One paint system for warranty and aftermarket repairs on its Freightliner and Western Star trucks. As an integrated system of undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats, the company says the PPG Delfleet One paint system was developed to meet the color-matching and productivity needs of aftermarket users.

Hands on with the Western Star 49X

Rolling loads through a quarry, traversing the job site and tackling the rough and tumble landscape of Oregon’s high desert, the new Western Star 49X worked with confidence. The OEM put its new truck in the hands of trucking trade journalists and let us put it through its paces. Watch the video above as we