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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.

Latest news


Tenneco aftertreatment systems for Daimler engines

26 September 2017

Tenneco said at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) truck show in Atlanta it would supply full aftertreatment systems for new Detroit DD5 and DD8 medium duty engines.


DTNA announces senior communications changes

15 August 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced two key transitions in the senior leadership of channel marketing and corporate communications.


just-auto Plus only DTNA announces senior management changes

10 May 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on 9 May 2017 announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee. Effective 1 August 2017, Jeff Allen assumes the position of DTNA’s senior vice president of Production, Quality and...


just-auto Plus only Detroit uses FA-4 engine oil for factory-fill

3 April 2017

On 31 March 2017 Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) announced its engine production has made a significant change by moving its factory-fill engine oil to a low viscosity FA-4. As of early January, Detroit has started using FA-4 engine oil for...


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 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 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 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 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...


just-auto Plus only Accuride bags Detroit Diesel Corporation flywheel contract

18 May 2016

Accuride Corporation, a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries, announced that the Detroit subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America has awarded Accuride’s Brillion Iron Works business unit a...


just-auto Plus only Daimler breaks ground for Madras plant expansion

22 March 2016

Today, 21 March 2016, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) held a ground breaking ceremony for the previously announced US$18m investment to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Oregon. The upgraded facility will bring more than 30...


just-auto Plus only Freightliner to showcase vocational trucks and features at 2016 Work Truck Show

7 March 2016

The Freightliner Trucks’ exhibit (Booth #4661) at the 2016 Work Truck Show (1 - 4 March 2016) will showcase some of the industry’s leading and most productive vocational trucks and features. “It’s important that we make it easy for our...


just-auto Plus only Detroit launches new engine at NTEA Work Truck Show

7 March 2016

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) gave the public its first glimpse of its new Detroit DD5 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The Detroit DD5 is the first of two new medium duty engines, with the Detroit DD8 planned to follow in 2018. The...


just-auto Plus only Western Star to display its trucks at Work Truck Show

4 March 2016

The versatility of Western Star trucks will be on display at its “Get Tough” booth (No. 4959) at the NTEA Work Truck Show (1-4 March 2016). The Western Star booth will feature a number of its hand-built and body-builder friendly trucks solutions...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit DD13 engine now available as factory-installed for select Western Star car haulers

18 September 2015

The Detroit DD13 engine is now available as a factory-installed option for select Western Star 4900 car haulers. The engine - which will reduce front axle weight and enhance fuel economy - can be spec'd for 40-inch, 54-inch, and 68-inch Ultra Low roof...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel starts production of components making up integrated powertrain

26 March 2015

Detroit Diesel has started production of the components that make up the new integrated Detroit Powertrain. The integrated Detroit Powertrain is on view at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (Detroit booth #30155). The integrated Detroit Powertrain features...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel receives state grant of US$1.3m for Redford Township plant expansion

25 March 2015

Detroit Diesel has received a grant of US$1.3m from the Michigan Strategic Fund to add an engine line to its Redford Township plant. The company will be investing a total of $200m for the expansion, which will create 245 jobs, Detroit Free Press...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Assurance named 2015 Top 20 Product Winner by Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine

18 February 2015

Detroit Assurance has been named a 2015 Top 20 Product Winner by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine. This marks the fourth year in a row that a Detroit Diesel (Detroit) solution has received the distinction from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine. "Contributing to the...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel introduces Model 6 Detroit Drive Axles

13 February 2015

Detroit Diesel has introduced new Model 6 Detroit Drive Axles. Available in single drive 4x2 or tandem 6x2 configurations with ratios from 2.28 - 5.88, the new axles are designed with the latest features and technology, ultimately resulting in a smoother...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Reman wins 2015 Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award

3 February 2015

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG) of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) has awarded Detroit Reman its prestigious 'Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award.' According to Joe Kipli, the panel's decision to honour...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel standardises IPM system on all Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions

8 December 2014

Detroit Diesel has announced that the Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM) system will be standard on all Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions paired with any heavy-duty Detroit engine, beginning in March 2015. IPM helps the powertrain operate as...


just-auto Plus only US: Western Star unveils all-new 5700XE truck

12 September 2014

Adding the industry's most advanced fuel saving technologies to the industry's toughest trucks, Western Star Truck Sales, has now unveiled the all-new 5700XE.  "XE - which stands for extreme efficiency - summarises exactly what this new truck is all...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Connect receives Best Telematics Solutions for CV award from Telematics Update

10 June 2014

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that the Detroit Connect brand has received the Best Telematics Service or Solutions for Commercial Vehicles (CV) award from Telematics Update. This award recognises brands that have developed exceptional...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel launches integrated Detroit Powertrain

23 May 2014

Detroit Diesel has introduced the new integrated Detroit Powertrain, featuring the Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit DT12 transmission and Detroit axles, the Powertrain is now integrated to deliver even better performance to lower the Real Cost of Ownershipsm for...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel showcases innovative solutions at 2014 MATS

27 March 2014

Detroit Diesel (Detroit) is showcasing its most innovative solutions at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the complete Detroit brand family, which includes the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission,...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Virtual Technician now standard on 2014 Western Star truck models

27 March 2014

Western Star Truck Sales has announced that the Detroit Virtual Technician on-board diagnostic system is now standard on 2014 Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 truck models equipped with Detroit GHG14 and newer engines. Virtual Technician's advanced and...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel receives 17,000 orders for DT12 Transmission

27 March 2014

Detroit Diesel (Detroit) has announced that it has received 17,000 orders for the Detroit DT12 transmission. Available in the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution and part of the Detroit product offering, the DT12 combines the operational ease of an automatic with...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel’s Virtual Technician wins Silver Award in Remote Diagnostics

19 February 2014

Detroit Diesel has announced that its Virtual Technician received the Silver Award in Remote Diagnostics at the 2014 Connected World Conference Awards in Chicago. This award recognises products that have successfully leveraged M2M technology and connected...


just-auto Plus only US: Freightliner’s Cascadia truck models with Cummins engines to feature Detroit Connect

22 October 2013

Detroit Diesel (Detroit) has announced the availability of its Detroit Connect solutions for all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models equipped with Cummins diesel and natural gas engines. Offered as a factory-installed option beginning from first quarter...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit Diesel to launch all-makes telematics solutions in Q1 2014

22 October 2013

Detroit Diesel (Detroit) has announced the availability of its new all-makes telematics solutions for mixed fleets beginning in first quarter 2014. Detroit Connect Visibility fleet software and the On-Board Tablet use the latest in commercial telematics...

Detroit Diesel Corporation news

Tenneco aftertreatment systems for Daimler engines

26 September 2017

Tenneco said at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) truck show in Atlanta it would suppl...


DTNA announces senior communications changes

15 August 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced two key transitions in the senior leadership of...


just-auto Plus only DTNA announces senior management changes

10 May 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on 9 May 2017 announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Ste...


just-auto Plus only Detroit uses FA-4 engine oil for factory-fill

3 April 2017

On 31 March 2017 Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) announced its engine production has made a...


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 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...



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