Freightliner Trucks

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  • Stuttgart / Portland, OR, Sep 12, 2017 - In 2017, Daimler Trucks is celebrating two significant anniversaries in North America: 75 years of Freightliner Trucks and 50 years of Western Star Trucks, respectively – demonstrating Daimler’s strong commercial vehicle legacy in the NAFTA region.
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  • Stockholm, Sweden / Stuttgart, Germany, Dec 11, 2015 - Daimler has won gold for communications in the category “Automotive and Transport” at this year's presentation of the European Excellence Awards in Stockholm. The award honors the world premiere of the autonomous driving Freightliner Inspiration Truck at the Hoover Dam in Nevada, USA, with which Daimler Trucks reached hundreds of millions of people around the globe.
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  • Stuttgart, Deutschland / Boulder, Nevada, May 6, 2015 - Almost 80 years after its official opening, the famous Hoover Dam was the setting for the World Premiere of the Freightliner Inspiration Truck. Doing double duty holding back trillion gallons of water and generating electricity for Las Vegas and California, the dam served as the largest projection screen ever in North America – something that has never been done before.
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  • Las Vegas/Stuttgart , May 6, 2015 - The Freightliner Inspiration Truck with Highway Pilot system is the world's first autonomous truck to be granted a license for road use in the State of Nevada. In July last year Daimler Trucks provided the world's first demonstration of an autonomous truck in action when the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 drove along a cordoned-off section of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg.
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  • Stuttgart / Louisville, Kentucky, Mar 27, 2015 - At North America’s biggest commercial vehicle exhibition, the Mid-America Trucking Show, the Daimler subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is presenting new products of the Freightliner and Western Star US-brands as well as the SuperTruck study. The study demonstrates a wide range of possibilities for significantly improved efficiency of road freight transport in the future. The highlight among the production-ready products at the trucking show is the new Western Star 5700 XE, which will be produced in Cleveland, North Carolina, beginning in May 2015.
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  • Stuttgart / Cleveland, USA , Aug 27, 2014 - The wholly-owned Daimler commercial vehicles subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is celebrating the production of its three-millionth vehicle in Cleveland. The anniversary truck Freightliner Cascadia Evolution is going into customer operations at “Schneider”, one of the largest logistics and transportation service companies in North America with around 80 years of business history. Schneider's fleet of over 25,000 Freightliner trucks will now be supple-mented by the jubilee truck.
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  • Stuttgart / México D.F. (Distrito Federal), Oct 31, 2013 - The products of the US Freightliner brand are amongst others well-received by customers in Mexico. The Daimler commercial vehicle division has received two new large orders from Mexican customer operations: Arca Continental ordered 273 and Transmex 96 Freightliner trucks. Deliveries of the new vehicles are starting immediately and will run until the end of the year.
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  • Stuttgart / Portland, USA, Sep 2, 2013 - The new product of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) receives an outstanding response in the market: Since the start of production of the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution in March 2013, Daimler’s U.S. commercial vehicle subsidiary has posted a positive order balance of more than 15,000 heavy-duty trucks in the NAFTA region. DTNA grew its market share in this weight class (NAFTA Class 8) by 6.3% to 38.1% in the first half of 2013 (compared to 2012: 31.8%).
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  • Stuttgart / Saltillo, Mexiko , Nov 28, 2012 - After the plant opening in 2009, Daimler Trucks North America is now celebrating the production anniversary of the plant in Saltillo in the North Mexican state of Coahuila: The 100,000th heavy-duty long-distance truck type Freightliner Cascadia is proof of the right location decision in favor of the truck plant in Saltillo. The plant, which was built with an investment volume of 300 million US dollars, is part of the international production network of Daimler’s commercial vehicle subsidiary DTNA.
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  • Stuttgart / Mexiko, Oct 23, 2012 - In Mexico, packages are now increasingly on the move with the trusted Freightliner vehicles of Daimler Trucks. Two leading transport and logistics companies in Mexico have purchased a formidable package of 140 commercial vehicles of the medium-duty and heavy-duty types Freightliner Business Class M2 and Freightliner Cascadia. Daimler Trucks Mexico has won UNNE Corporate, the logistics company for special transport of construction materials and crude oil derivatives, as a new customer for 50 individualized Freightliner Cascadia trucks.
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  • Stuttgart / Mount Holly, North Carolina, Oct 16, 2012 - Daimler´s commercial vehicle subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently celebrated the production of its 500,000th truck at its Mount Holly plant in North Carolina. The milestone vehicle - a medium-duty Freightliner Business Class M2 106 - was handed over to long-time customer Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the U.S.
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  • Stuttgart / Washington, USA, May 31, 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 the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood – DTNA CEO Martin Daum presented the new heavy-duty truck Freightliner Cascadia Evolution, which will become available on the U.S. market starting next year.
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  • Stuttgart/Cleveland, North Carolina, Jan 12, 2012 - Daimler Trucks North America today announced the addition of a second shift and plans to ramp up production at its Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, N.C. This will result in the creation of 1,200 new jobs, including 100 at the nearby DTNA Components and Logistics Plant in Gastonia, N.C.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 8, 2011 - The delivery of the 1,000th Freightliner natural gas vehicle underlines the acceptance of green technologies by customers of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and makes the company the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone for clean, natural gas trucks in North America. To date, DTNA has handed over a combined total of 3,600 natural gas vehicles to customers. The vehicles come from various DTNA brands, including Freightliner and the school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses.
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee, Aug 10, 2010 - Last week, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) presented the freight carrier U.S. Xpress with its 50,000th Freightliner truck. Martin Daum, President and CEO of DTNA, and Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DTNA, handed over the vehicle to Max Fuller, co-Chairman of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, during a special ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 10, 2010 - In what was an exceptional year, global transport volume plummeted worldwide in the course of 2009. Purchases of new trucks were correspondingly low. After years of record sales, the sharp decline hit Europe at the beginning of 2009. The North American truck market once again contracted significantly last year, while the structural downward trend continued on the Japanese truck market, with the situation there exacerbated by the global economic crisis.
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  • Portland, USA , Feb 11, 2010 - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has received a major order for 75 Freightliner Business Class M2 106 type trucks. The customer is the American company Forestry Equipment of Virginia (FEVA), which specializes in equipping vehicles for use in the forestry sector and is the only manufacturer in the U.S. offering complete vehicles for use in this sector. FEVA equips the trucks for use in the forestry sector and thus takes over the final production phase of the truck assembly.
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  • Washington D.C., USA , Sep 2, 2009 - Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will participate in the Clean Cities program for the production and sale of more than 600 trucks equipped with hybrid and natural-gas drive systems. DTNA will participate in at least seven program awards representing $32.9 million (approx. €23 million) in funding to be applied toward the purchase and support of 638 hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles by several leading national fleet operators.
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  • Portland, Oregon, USA, May 15, 2009 - Together with Eaton Corp., Daimler Trucks North America has developed the first hybrid truck for use in hazardous material transport. The truck in question is a Freightliner Business Class M2e equipped with a hybrid electric drivetrain system. It was developed for Pennington Gas Service, which specializes in delivering propane gas primarily to customers in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. It marks the first time a Freightliner hybrid truck will be used for a hazardous material delivery application.
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  • Stuttgart, Louisville/ Kentucky, Mar 26, 2009 - Daimler Trucks North America showcased the innovative "Predictive Cruise Control (PCC)" system in the "Freightliner New Innovation Truck" study at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). This assistance system using map and satellite-based route previews is a world premiere for the automotive industry, and was developed jointly by engineers from Daimler Research in Stuttgart and Portland. The PCC system saves substantial amounts of fuel.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 20, 2009 - Last year, Daimler Trucks successfully defended its position as the world market leader in its sector by recording unit sales of 472,100 trucks, a one percent increase from 2007. Revenues rose by €106 million to €28.6 billion. Sales, revenues, and earnings at the division were headed for new records over the first nine months of 2008, before the global financial and economic crisis led to a decline in incoming orders from around the world in the fourth quarter.
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  • Stuttgart, Germany/ Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, Feb 27, 2009 - Today marks the opening of the new manufacturing plant of Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) in Saltillo, Coahuila, in northern Mexico. The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, was on hand for the opening ceremony. The facility, which was built with an investment of $300 million, is expected to create 1,400 direct jobs and 200 indirect ones. In addition, it will generate 1,100 jobs within the local supplier industry. After breaking ground in January 2007, the facility was completed on time and within the planned budget.
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  • Stuttgart/Detroit, Oct 19, 2007 - Andreas Renschler, member of the Daimler Board of Management and Head of the Daimler Trucks Division, and his colleagues, Dr. Michael Dostal, who is responsible for Powertrain Operations & Manufacturing Engineering, and Chris Patterson, who is responsible for the NAFTA Region and the commercial vehicle brands Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, and Thomas Built Buses, today presented the new Heavy-Duty Engine Platform (HDEP) for the North American market in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
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  • Stuttgart/Charlotte, N.C., May 3, 2007 - Freightliner Trucks today launched the Cascadia™ – a revolutionary new Class 8 truck for on-highway applications. Built from an entirely new platform, the Cascadia delivers significant fuel savings and is designed based on the Run Smart™ philosophy to be the most productive, efficient, and drivable truck on the market.
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