CIO 100 Awards Recognizes Daimler Trucks North America for Achievement in Information Technology



PORTLAND, Ore. – July 9, 2014 – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has been recognized by the CIO 100 Awards for excellence in information technology for its Detroit™ Virtual Technician™ onboard diagnostic system.


The CIO 100 Awards honor the top 100 companies in the world that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver competitive advantage, optimize business processes, enable growth and improve customer relationships.


Virtual Technician is the industry’s first real-time, factory-installed remote diagnostic system. Its proprietary technology reduces downtime and decreases maintenance costs by providing a technical snapshot of the engine’s status as soon as fault codes are triggered. More than 70,000 Freightliner trucks featuring Detroit engines are equipped with the sophisticated system.


“We are pleased that DTNA and Virtual Technician have been recognized by the CIO 100 Awards for its pioneering technology and industry leadership,” said Dieter Haban, chief information officer for Daimler Trucks North America. “Virtual Technician was developed to immediately benefit our customers’ uptime, and has served as the cornerstone for our achievements in telematics.”


Virtual Technician is part of the Detroit Connect suite of integrated telematics solutions. Introduced in 2013, Detroit Connect also includes Visibility fleet software and is the industry’s first integrated OEM telematics solution for commercial drivers and fleet operators.


"For 27 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. "Our 2014 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."


Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at the 2014 CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, on Aug. 19, 2014, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.


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About the CIO 100

Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and selected the final 100.


Coverage of the 2014 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at on August 1, 2014 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.


About Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.


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