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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.

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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.