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NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.


Freight trucks feature

2 February 2009

In relation to the movement of goods, the beginning of the 20th century could be seen as the golden age of rail freight. The beginning of the 21st century will be seen in decades to come as the equivalent in road freight transport. In terms of serving the needs of consumers in both the industrialised and the developing markets of the world, trucks in their great variety can be seen as the key link between physical goods and the consumer. This feature has been exclusively supplied to us from SupplierBusiness.


M&A under fire: the problems of unwise alliances - Visteon's Orchard

15 August 2003

James Orchard, Visteon Corporation's president for North America and Asia, has urged vehicle makers and the supply industry to 'reinstall integrity in the competitive process' so as to stop stock market analysts 'trashing the automotive industry in the United States'. Stephen Downer caught up with him in Mexico City, heard his views about the state of the North American auto industry and talked to him about Visteon's Mexican strategy.


Asia’s truck industry faces up to falling demand

2 April 2002

The competitive profile of the Asian medium and heavy commercial vehicle industry has been undergoing fundamental change in the last few years, and a lot more change is on its way. Some potentially very powerful groups are emerging from the developing markets of India and China, helped by strong internal market growth, industry consolidation and from direct and indirect protection from outside competition. Tony Pugliese reports.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Allison Transmission

13 October 2014

Allison, the automatic transmission specialists, is rolling out FuelSense, a fuel-saving solution that automatically adjusts shift schedules, selects neutral and manages vehicle acceleration to maximise transmission fuel economy. Last month, Kenworth became the third OEM to adopt the package. Manlio Alvaro, director of EMEA Marketing, tells just-auto that testing indicates FuelSense has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent when compared to the previous generation of Allison Electronic Controls without these fuel saving feature


Interview with Andreas Renschler, Daimler Trucks

17 November 2011

Daimler's Trucks Division has been a strong performer through 2011, helped by a recovery in global heavy truck markets and a lower cost base following restructuring. Andreas Renschler has been with Daimler since 1988 (including a spell as head of the Mercedes' smart brand) and has headed Daimler Trucks since 2004. Oliver Dixon recently caught up with him on behalf of just-auto to discuss prospects.


Q&A with DaimlerChrysler’s Andreas Renschler

19 December 2005

Andreas Renschler is a man with some thinking to do. The Commercial Vehicle world is changing, and, as the man charged with taking DaimlerChrysler’s global CV operation forward, he’s got the job of managing that change. Moreover, as the chief of the world’s biggest CV operation, he has an opportunity to do much to define the agenda for the years ahead. In this exclusive to just-auto, Oliver Dixon caught up with him.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only DTNA appoints new president and CEO

23 March 2017

Roger Nielsen (56) has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Vans US recalls Sprinter 2500/3500 models

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V149000 Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA, LLC Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 1,248 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and...


just-auto Plus only Daimler trucks and buses appoints new head

28 February 2017

In a meeting held on 27 February 2017, the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG appointed Martin Daum (57) as the member of the Board of Management with responsibility for the Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses divisions effective as of 1 March 2017. The appointment...


just-auto Plus only DTNA recalls 2017 model trucks

25 November 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V824000  Component(s): Tyres  Potential number of units affected: 863  Manufacturer: Daimler Trucks North America LLC Summary: Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2017...


just-auto Plus only Detroit Assurance suite enhanced for driver safety

10 November 2016

Detroit has extended the number of fault codes monitored by the Detroit Connect Virtual Techniciansm integrated remote diagnostic system to include those generated by the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems. Available on all Freightliner Cascadia and...


just-auto Plus only Detroit/AT&T/Microsoft join over Detroit Connect

4 October 2016

Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), on 3 October, 2016, announced collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft to deliver enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services. AT&T will provide...


just-auto Plus only Daimler US recalls vans over seat belt issue

30 September 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V670000 Component(s): Seat belts Potential number of units affected: 271 units Summary: Daimler Vans US (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured 1...


just-auto Plus only Detroit solutions optimise Freightliner Cascadia

5 September 2016

Every facet of the new Freightliner Cascadia has been optimised to reach higher levels of efficiency and performance. The updated, integrated Detroit Powertrain is at the core of those achievements. “We challenged ourselves to find ways to make an...


just-auto Plus only DTNA launches new Freightliner Cascadia

5 September 2016

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) presented its new flagship in the heavy-duty Class 8 in Colorado Springs, Colorado yesterday: The new Freightliner Cascadia. With this truck, Freightliner continues the successful path of the predecessors Cascadia and...


just-auto Plus only Detroit launches its new connectivity platform

5 September 2016

Detroit on 2 September 2016, announced the introduction of Detroit Connect Analytics, which will be available through the new connectivity platform launching with the introduction of the new Freightliner Cascadia. Analytics, which is part of the Detroit...


Another 2.3m cars recalled for airbag checks

15 February 2016

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed details of the latest 1.7m vehicle recalls by two major German automakers and said a third also plans to recall multiple vehicles from model years dating back over a decade. All are fitted with driver side airbags with potentially faulty Takata inflators.


Freightliner M2106 with Meritor OnGuard Collision

18 August 2015

Freightliner Trucks says the OnGuard Collision Mitigation System from Meritor Wabco is now available to order as an option for its M2 106 model.


Daimler recalls 40,061 vans over airbag issue

15 June 2015

Daimler Vans USA (DVUSA) is recalling 40,061 2007-2008 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and 2006-2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured from 1 July 2005 to 31 July 2008.


Daimler plans $500m US Sprinter van plant

6 March 2015

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans said on Friday that it would invest around US$500m to build a new van plant in the United States. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the facility will supply the North American market with the next-generation Sprinter.


Low petrol prices fuel December US sales

6 January 2015

Plummeting petrol prices and rising consumer confidence helped automakers close out the 2014 sales year in impressive style.


Falling petrol prices power November US sales

3 December 2014

With the rapid decline in prices at the pump, currently equivalent to about GBP0.47/litre [vs around GBP1.20 in UK after recent falls - ed], US November light vehicle sales kicked into high gear, coming in 4.6% ahead of last year and 1.7% ahead of October 2014.


Hankook Tire to supply Mercedes-Benz Atego

14 November 2014

According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea tyre manufacturer Hankook Tire will supply two tyres for Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks under a new original equipment tyre (OET) deal.


Daimler updates US Mercedes/Freightliner Sprinter

9 April 2014

Daimler has updated its US market Mercedes/Freightliner Sprinter to as it looks to better compete in the commercial van segment.


Chrysler makes raft of management appointments

15 April 2013

Chrysler has unveiled a number of management changes including Reid Bigland as president and CEO of the Ram Truck Brand, although he will continue as head of US sales, and president and CEO of Chrysler Canada.


Mercedes SA plant gears up for next C-Class

21 February 2013

Mercedes-Benz’s SAR2.7bn spend at its East London C-class plant will introduce new technologies into South Africa.


Mercedes supports research fleet for V2V comms

22 August 2012

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA) is supporting the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Model Deployment.


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: IAA commercial vehicles: Daimler already presents extensive product offensive

4 July 2012

Daimler AG called attention to two world premieres and one European premiere that it will display at the world's biggest commercial vehicle exhibition in Hanover. A total of 16 vehicles were presented in Stuttgart as part of a preview for the IAA Commercial...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel makes engine enhancements to comply with GHG14 regulations

22 June 2012

Detroit Diesel announced new enhancements to its engine family for 2013. Engineered to meet Greenhouse Gas 2014 (GHG14) regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the updated Detroit family of...


just-auto Plus only US: CO2 milestone reached in the U.S.: Daimler commercial vehicles impress during extensive test drive

1 June 2012

Daimler's U.S. commercial vehicle subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) once again demonstrates its innovative strength in the field of environmentally friendly technologies: In Washington D.C. - in the presence of U.S. government representatives and...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Predictive powertrain control - clever cruise control helps save fuel

15 May 2012

A cruise control system that can "see ahead" is about to go live. Predictive Power Control, now available in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, reduces fuel consumption by an additional three percent. Because the system is familiar with the topography of the road...


just-auto Plus only CANADA: Westport’s Q1 net loss rises 57% to US$22.6 million

8 May 2012

Westport Innovations reported financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2012 and provided an update on operations. "The numbers are compelling," said David Demers, CEO of Westport Innovations. "Compared to the same period last year, Westport...


Trucks the top Colombia growth brands right now

17 April 2012

Last weekend Barack Obama announced at the Americas Summit held in Cartagena/Colombia that the FTA signed with the Andean country will start next month. Even though this was good news for the automotive market, it had been the object of speculation for the last two months.


just-auto Plus only US: Daimler selects Hankook tyres for Freightliner Cascadia, Coronado

23 March 2012

On 22 March, Daimler announced Hankook Tire is its new original tyre manufacturer at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). According to TodaysTrucking.com, Daimler's agreement with Hankook will begin in May 2012, under which Hankook will supply its...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel renames genuine parts brand

23 March 2012

Detroit Diesel announced the re-naming of the Detroit Diesel Genuine Parts brand to simply Detroit Genuine Parts. The former Detroit Diesel reliabilt brand will be folded into the Detroit Genuine Parts brand as well. Detroit Genuine Parts will continue to...


just-auto Plus only US: Daimler Presents the Detroit component brand and celebrates the 70th snniversary of the Freightliner Truck brand

23 March 2012

At North America's biggest commercial vehicle exhibition, the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), Daimler Trucks North America is presenting its full range of optimally aligned commercial vehicle powertrain components - individually developed and produced by...

Freightliner news

just-auto Plus only DTNA appoints new president and CEO

23 March 2017

Roger Nielsen (56) has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks Nor...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Vans US recalls Sprinter 2500/3500 models

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V149000 Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA, LLC Components: Power Train P...


just-auto Plus only Daimler trucks and buses appoints new head

28 February 2017

In a meeting held on 27 February 2017, the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG appointed Martin Daum...


just-auto Plus only DTNA recalls 2017 model trucks

25 November 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V824000 Component(s): Tyres Potential number of units affected: 863...


just-auto Plus only Detroit Assurance suite enhanced for driver safety

10 November 2016

Detroit has extended the number of fault codes monitored by the Detroit Connect Virtual Technicia...


just-auto Plus only Detroit/AT&T/Microsoft join over Detroit Connect

4 October 2016

Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), on 3 October, 20...



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