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SelecTrucks Offers New After-Treatment System Warranty

October 8, 2015 by sehui

PORTLAND, OR — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced an addition to its select limited warranty coverage options available through its used truck retail network, SelecTrucks.

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Daimler Takes the Next Step Toward Autonomous Trucks

October 5, 2015 by sehui

STUTTGART, Germany — In Germany on Friday, Daimler Trucks ran a real-world test of what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.

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Behind the Wheel of Freightliner’s Autonomous Truck

September 16, 2015 by sehui

LAS VEGAS, NV — Sometimes, trucking journalists like me do very funny things. Like getting certified to drive a truck that can pretty much drive itself.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) took a few trucking reporters to Las Vegas earlier this week so they could drive the Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck, introduced in North America earlier this year.

The prerequisite to sit behind the self-steering wheel of the Inspiration was to hold a commercial driver’s license. Fortunately, I got one a dozen years ago, otherwise, I would have missed what was waiting for me at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
There were the two trucks at the event. Jim Martin, one of the few Freightliner engineers certified to drive the autonomous truck, would certify six trucking journalists, reminding us that nobody ever passed the test before.

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Daimler Talks Predictive Diagnosis, Zonar Relationship

July 29, 2015 by sehui

YOUNTVILLE, CA — Predictive diagnostics is closer than you might think. “I don’t think we’re further than five or 10 years away,” said Friedrich Baumann, senior vice president, Aftermarket for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) in an exclusive interview on Tuesday following a DTNA press conference in California . “I think it will be an iterative process.”

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Daimler SuperTruck Receives Super Honor

June 29, 2015 by sehui

PORTLAND, OR — A special heavy-truck designed to show how fuel consumption can be further reduced by aerodynamic and other energy management measures, along with the use of an intelligent powertrain components, has received the “Distinguished Achievement Award” from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Daimler Group joins in-vehicle information alliance

December 18, 2014 by Allan Janssen

SAN RAMON, CA – Truck maker becomes the 13th member of the Genivi Alliance.

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Daimler’s Renschler and Daum Talk Competition

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Jason Rhyno talks competition with Daimler’s Andreas Renschler and Martin Daum how it makes you better.

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Volkswagen Hires Daimler Exec to Head Truck Unit

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WOLFSBURG, DE – Automotive giant Volkswagen (VW) hired Andreas Renschler, Daimler’s former truck chief to take over responsibility for commercial vehicles at Volkswagen AG earlier last week.

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“You Say You Want an Evolution”

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NAPA, CA – Since Freightliner started producing the Cascadia Evolution in 2013, the Daimler-owned OEM has taken more than 15,000 orders for the model.

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Truck Driving Lesson #1: There is No Transmission

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Jason Rhyno begins his truck driving lessons, and has some problems shifting.

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Trucking Industry to Obama: Yes, We Can

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FREDERICK, MD – Shortly after President Barack Obama announced the second phase of efficiency regulation for heavy trucks, Volvo and Daimler showed their support.

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DETROIT TRANSMISSION

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New Detroit transmission completes integrated powertrain

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Truckers Will Have Problems; but They’ll Be “Good problems”

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO – Obama’s announcement came as a surprise to nobody in the trucking industry and the truck builders Daimler are already on track to not only meet but exceed the expectations.

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BREAKING NEWS: Freightliner boss hands in the keys

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PORTLAND, Ore. — After more than 30 years in the trucking industry, Chris Patterson is stepping away from his duties as chief of Daimler Trucks North America and calling it a career.

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Daimler’s Lampert Retires; Richard Howard Steps Up

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PORTLAND, ORE — Daimler Trucks North America’s Mark Lampert is retiring and Richard Howard will be taking over the position, starting April 1.