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Orders fade and layoffs commence in NA Class 8 truck sector

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.


FEATURE: Key trends in freight trucks

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: Andreas Renschler, Head of Daimler Trucks Division

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.

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just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks reports EUR38.3bn revenue in 2018

15 February 2019

The year 2018 was the most successful year in the history of Daimler Trucks to date, with record unit sales, revenue and earnings (EBIT). Daimler’s truck division increased its unit sales by 10% to 517,300 vehicles in the year under review – its...


just-auto Plus only DTNA starts production of Level 2 automated Freightliner Cascadia trucks

9 January 2019

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) introduced the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new Cascadia. Level 2 automation means the truck is capable of both lateral (steering)...


Daimler's new investment for automated HCVs

8 January 2019

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR500m (around US$570m) over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road 'within a decade'.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks first eleven month global sales up 11%

4 January 2019

Daimler Trucks, the world’s leading truck manufacturer, achieved one of the best sales years in its history in 2018: Based on initial data, unit sales of the Mercedes-Benz, FUSO, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and BharatBenz brands...


Daimler Trucks begins Freightliner eM2 operation trials in the US

3 January 2019

With the handover of the first fully electric Freightliner eM2, Daimler Trucks says it has begun operational testing of heavy-duty and medium-duty e-trucks in the US.


just-auto Plus only DTNA adds fuel and safety data options to its Connect Analytics services

14 December 2018

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its services to additional truck models and can also be added to vehicles in the aftermarket. Analytics is now available to order as a new truck option or in the...


just-auto Plus only Freightliner offers Cummins X12 engine on 114SD chassis

11 December 2018

Cummins announced that the Cummins X12 engine is now available in the Freightliner 114SD chassis. “Cummins is excited about the positive impact our X12 will have in weight-sensitive markets,” said Brett Merritt, vice president − Cummins...


Daimler switches US Sprinter build from SKD to CKD

6 September 2018

The US launch of Daimler's 2018 Mercedes-Benz Vans Sprinter follows the opening of a much expanded assembly plant in North Charleston and a switch from semi knocked-down (SKD) to completely knocked-down (CKD) importation requiring new body and paint shops.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks North America appoints new head of communications

5 September 2018

Andrea Corso has been appointed as head of communications at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) effective 20 August 2018. Her responsibilities include DTNA's internal and external corporate communications as well as product communications for the...


just-auto Plus only Daimler India Commercial Vehicles announces leadership changes

2 August 2018

Change at the top of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV): Erich Nesselhauf, who has been managing director and chief executive officer of DICV since June 2014, will return to Germany to take over global responsibility for Manufacturing Engineering at...


Daimler names e-trucks US trial customers

28 June 2018

Daimler has announced the two first US customers to operate Freightliner e-vehicles within their fleet: 30 Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 trucks will be handed over to Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries in the US.


Daimler Trucks builds 1m 'standardised' heavy duty engines

18 June 2018

The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim Plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation together have produced 1m heavy duty engines.


just-auto Plus only DTNA introduces new communication and reporting services for its trucks

11 June 2018

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the introduction of two new connectivity services into its Detroit Connect portfolio - Detroit Connect Direct and a wireless in-cab device connection. Exclusive to the new Freightliner Cascadia spec’d with...


Daimler Trucks sets up e-mobility unit and presents new eTrucks

8 June 2018

Daimler Trucks is establishing a global organisation for e-mobility in its commercial vehicles, including a new leadership function. Daimler Trucks has also presented two new, fully-electric trucks for new freight truck applications from Freightliner, its main US truck brand.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks announces senior management changes in North America

30 April 2018

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced three high-level appointments in its manufacturing and remanufacturing operations. Brian Lewallen has accepted the position of president of Detroit Reman. He will be responsible for developing and...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks Cascadia has collision mitigation standard

6 March 2018

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+ L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models. DTNA’s products and innovations will be on view at the...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks reports EUR35.7bn revenue in 2017

22 February 2018

Significant growth in unit sales, revenue and EBIT: 2017 was a very successful year for Daimler Trucks - despite a modest start to the year and little tailwind from the relevant markets. Daimler’s truck division increased its unit sales by 13% to 470,700...


just-auto Plus only Tenneco supplies elastomer technology for new Freightliner Cascadia models

17 January 2018

Tenneco announced that it is supplying commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with Clevite Controlled Torque spring eye bushings for new Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 tractors. Exhibiting high conical stiffness and low torsional...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks first eleven month global sales up 12%

28 December 2017

Daimler Trucks increased its worldwide deliveries in the first eleven months of 2017 by 12% year on year to 422,500 units, despite the continuation of disparate market conditions. Until the end of November, more trucks were delivered than in the whole of last...


just-auto Plus only Thomas Built debuts its innovations at NAPT show

8 November 2017

Thomas Built Buses, along with its parent company Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), debuts leading technologies and innovations at the NAPT trade show . Thomas Built’s booth features key technological advancements from Thomas Built Buses, and from...


just-auto Plus only Detroit expands virtual diagnostics for DT12 automated manual transmissions

24 October 2017

The Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system can now deliver remote fault event diagnostics for Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions. This enhancement – announced at the 2017 American Trucking Association Management...


Tenneco to supply aftertreatment systems for Daimler Trucks Detroit 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 communication management 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 Daimler Vans US recalls vehicles to replace passenger side frontal air bag

15 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V478000 Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 43,689 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2007-2009 Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles....


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks North America 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 over tyre tread issue

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 collaborate over connected vehicles services

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...

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just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks reports EUR38.3bn revenue in 2018

15 February 2019

The year 2018 was the most successful year in the history of Daimler Trucks to date, with record...


just-auto Plus only DTNA starts production of Level 2 automated Freightliner Cascadia trucks

9 January 2019

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) introduced the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series pr...


Daimler's new investment for automated HCVs

8 January 2019

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks first eleven month global sales up 11%

4 January 2019

Daimler Trucks, the world’s leading truck manufacturer, achieved one of the best sales year...


Daimler Trucks begins Freightliner eM2 operation trials in the US

3 January 2019

With the handover of the first fully electric Freightliner eM2, Daimler Trucks says it has begun...


just-auto Plus only DTNA adds fuel and safety data options to its Connect Analytics services

14 December 2018

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its ser...



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