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Cutting-edge, People-focused Innovation: Engineered and Delivered Daily

Engineering innovation: it’s a simple idea, but its execution is anything but. Realized in the perpetual pursuit of industry-leading quality—and augmented by the certainty that everything we do can always be improved—at Daimler Trucks North America, this dedication to engineering innovation is embedded into our DNA. It’s what drives us to impact the economy and the world.

Building the Intelligent Company

by Lutz Beck, Chief Information Officer, Daimler Trucks North America

New opportunities and accelerated advancements in technology are changing businesses around the world in a drastic and dynamic manner.

The commercial vehicle manufacturing industry is no exception and developments such as autonomous driving, additive manufacturing, and artificial intelligence are integrating into the value chain in an effective and future-oriented way.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), in partnership with Ginkgo Management Consulting, has developed a comprehensive IT strategy to drive their transformation towards the Intelligent Company.

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The Future is Electric

by Roger Nielson, President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America

Today I was in Long Beach, a region with some of the most challenging air quality issues in North America.  I stood in front of the audience at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo proudly knowing that if my team drove our clean diesel, industry-leading Freightliners through the city, the air would be cleaner from our exhaust than the air they intake with the pollution. We will continue to engineer efficiencies across different technologies, but today I was there to confidently share my conviction that the road to emissions-free driving is going to be driven with battery electric vehicles.

52% of the trucks operated by the Top 100 fleets in America carry the Freightliner nameplate on the nose of the hood. That is three-quarters of a million trucks under the ownership of CEO’s like me. These are my largest customers. And, lately, these CEOs have a few questions for me, including: when will battery electric trucks be a viable choice for my fleet?

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The Freightliner new Cascadia: The Future is Now

by Kary Schaefer, General Manager, Product Marketing and Strategy

If you keep an eye out for new trucks—anywhere on the highways of North America—you’re bound to have noticed the sharp, distinctive lines of the new Cascadia, launched by Freightliner in 2017, but there’s a lot more to this truck than a killer chassis design. It’s packed to the gills with engineering innovation—the hallmark of Daimler Trucks North America—and loaded with cutting-edge breakthroughs in safety, fuel efficiency and connectivity. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a series of model-year 2020 enhancements to the new Cascadia, making it even safer, more efficient and better connected. Some of these innovations have never been seen in a class-8, on-highway truck, and others are more subtle, but together their impact is palpable.

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New Electric Vehicle Initiatives at DTNA

by Dr. Andreas Juretzka, e-Mobility Group Lead

Technology moves fast, and this new era of e-mobility is no exception, demanding massive investments in focused knowledge, support and infrastructure. At Daimler Trucks North America, we’ve always been comfortable out front, introducing innovative new trucking technology, as exemplified by two new electric Freightliner trucks: the eCascadia and eM2 106.

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Western Star is proud to partner with Shelley & the @WTFC7 to encourage women to pursue careers in trucking. Check out this cool video done by DriverCheck and find out what the WTFC is all about. #women #trucking #professionalgrowth #opportunity

More than just good looks, the #newCascadia's aerodynamic design decreases drag and improves fuel efficiency. Explore the differences in the new Cascadia's aero package options:

This month marked the 10th anniversary of North America Fuel Systems Remanufacturing, a joint venture between Demand Detroit Remanufacturing and @boschusa. This partnership has produced over one million high-quality remanufactured fuel parts for the aftermarket industry.

With #DD5 or #DD8 engine options, the @freightliner M2 106 is built for versatility both under the hood and out on the jobsite. Explore more about these mid-range engines:

The 5700's Twin Force dual air intakes feed a massive centrally located air filter, offering greater airflow with reduced service intervals. #uptime #efficiency

New school year, new innovations. @ThomasBuiltBus has announced that all new Saf-T-Liner C2 diesel and CNG school buses are now equipped with electronic stability control as a standard, factory-installed feature.

Today, we’ve planted the Freightliner flag in Columbus, OH for the @isarboriculture Show. We’ll be here at booth 342 until Wednesday showing everyone how to #WorkSmart. Make sure to check out the many versatile #M2 trucks showcased by our partners, too.

We believe the road to emissions-free transportation will be driven with battery-electric vehicles. That's why we're converting our Portland factory to make electric trucks.

In addition to holding the FUNdraiser in the Sun event and donating using the company's matching gifts program, employees volunteered at The Oregon Food Bank benefiting many of the over 200,000 hungry elementary school kids in Oregon. #DaimlerCares