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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.

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Big, Bold Western Star More Than Just Great Looks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PORTLAND, OR- Getting folks on the web to agree on anything is nearly impossible, but that’s exactly how Western Star’s ‘Design Our Star’ show truck came into existence.

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MATS: Daimler puts innovation on display

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s not always easy to stay current on all the latest truck technologies, or piece them all together for that matter, so Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) put the puzzle together.

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Daimler Recalls 379 Freightliner Cascadia Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Portland, OR – Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 379 model year 2013-2014 Freightliner Cascadia trucks that are equipped with Meritor Wabco’s electronically controlled air suspension system.

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Trucks Affected by Recall of 25K Natural Gas Engines

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – Truck manufacturers Paccar and Daimler are recalling thousands of trucks equipped with Cummins Westport Model ISL G and ISLX12 G engines because of a potential issue with the intake manifold pressure sensor.