Freightliner Trucks

  • Stuttgart, Germany / Mountain View, USA , Oct 27, 2020 - Daimler Trucks and Waymo have signed a broad, global, strategic partnership to deploy autonomous SAE L4 technology.
  • Stuttgart / Kawasaki, Japan / Portland, USA, Sep 10, 2020 - Daimler Trucks & Buses is celebrating another milestone on the road to the electrification of its vehicle portfolio: Customers worldwide have already covered more than seven million kilometers with battery-powered, locally CO2-neutral trucks and buses.
  • Stuttgart / Portland (Oregon), Mar 4, 2020 - Daimler Trucks launches additional electric Freightliner trucks for customer testing in North America. The Customer Experience (CX) fleet from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) consists of six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106.
  • Nov 22, 2019 - Daimler Truck AG is bringing its most successful truck from the North American market to down-under.
  • Stuttgart / Los Angeles , Aug 22, 2019 - Daimler Trucks is further expanding its field tests for medium and heavy-duty e-trucks in North America: This week, American customers Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries have acquired the first heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia trucks (class 8) with a range of up to 250 miles (400 km). .
  • Stuttgart / Los Angeles, Dec 21, 2018 - With the hand-over of the first fully electric Freightliner eM2, Daimler Trucks starts day to day-operation testing of heavy-duty and medium-duty e-trucks in the United States.
  • Portland, Oregon/ Stuttgart, Aug 24, 2018 - Daimler Trucks reaches the mark of 50.000 vehicles sold in the US with its bestseller Freightliner New Cascadia since production started in January 2017.
  • Stuttgart / Portland (Oregon), Jun 28, 2018 - Earlier in June this year, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Now, Daimler officially announced the two first customers to operate the e-vehicles within their fleet: 30 Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 trucks will be handed over to the customers Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries in the US.
  • 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.
  • Stuttgart / Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sep 2, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stuttgart / Nevada, May 6, 2015 - Today Daimler Trucks became the world´s first manufacturer to be granted a road license for an autonomous heavy-duty truck. The first journey in the so-called Freightliner Inspiration Truck, which took place on U.S. highway 15 in Las Vegas, was made by Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada, and Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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%).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stuttgart / Louisville, Kentucky, Mar 22, 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 DTNA – for the first time today. Engines, transmissions, and axles will be offered in all DTNA trucks under the Detroit brand umbrella, which was first introduced to the public in October 2011.
  • Stuttgart / Portland, OR., Feb 28, 2012 - The American Daimler subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as fully compliant with the new “Greenhouse Gas 2014” (GHG14) regulation for its complete product portfolio of model year 2013 long-distance haulage, medium duty, construction and municipal vehicles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Portland, Oregon, May 5, 2010 - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has secured two new major orders, thus substantially exceeding the sales milestone of 10,000 BlueTec trucks. “By enabling us to reach the 10,000-order milestone, our customers have shown that BlueTec is the best choice for complying with the stringent EPA 2010 emissions standard”, said Martin Daum, President and CEO of DTNA.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Portland, Oregon, Jul 17, 2009 - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has introduced another natural gas-powered truck, the Freightliner Business Class M2 112 NG. In the mid of July, the first five tractors were delivered to various licensed motor carriers for utilization in drayage fleets in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
  • 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.
  • Redford, USA, May 12, 2009 - The engine manufacturer Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, recently delivered its first two trucks equipped with BlueTec exhaust treatment technology to customers for testing. The vehicles were sent to the largest truckload carrier company in the U.S., Schneider National, Inc., which has its headquarters in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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