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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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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.

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Daimler Bullish on Mexican Market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — With a display reminiscent of the parent company’s dominating presence at the giant IAA commercial vehicles exhibition in Germany, Daimler Mexico made its intentions clear at this past week’s Expo Transporte

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11 Memorable Lines from the Mid-America Trucking Show

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE – Hey! Can I get a quote on that?

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RunSmart earns telematics award

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America was awarded the Best Telematics Service & Application for Commercial Vehicles award by Telematics Update for its new RunSmart Predictive Cruise system.

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Phillips harnesses quality award

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — For the second consecutive year, Phillips Industries has been selected to receive the Daimler Trucks North America Masters of Quality Award.

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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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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.