Daimler Trucks North America

Drivetrain Revolution

Innovative approaches to drivetrain design promise more efficient highway cruising.

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Let the (fuel-mileage) games begin!

When owner-operator Henry Albert proposed that he test speed's effect on fuel mileage on his blog Feb. 22 by dropping his top speed from 65 to 60, he sparked a wellspring of commentary from his readers. At first, he marveled at all the reaction. In the end, however, it's easily explained: simple, quantifiable results are what any business owner wants and needs to help ensure the success of any change or investment. It's no less understandable ...

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Daimler trucks meet 2014 greenhouse gas regs

DTNA’s GHG14 compliance came a year ahead of the mandate for certification by the EPA and the Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Alliance starts fantasy race league

Truckers can enter weekly challenges to predict top 10 finishers in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series with a possibility of wining $100,000 for perfect predictions, Alliance Truck Parts announced. The fantasy racing league contest is one of several promotions the Daimler Trucks North America parts franchise is offering in its sponsorship of the No. 12 Dodge Challenger that Sam Hornish Jr. is driving. Dealerships, truck service locations, online sites and stop of the Alliance Truck Parts Pit Stop ...

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Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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Alliance Truck Parts 2012 NASCAR schedule set

Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team’s NASCAR racing starts Feb. 25 in Daytona, Fla., and includes 22 weekends. Penske driver Sam Hornish Jr. is the driver for the Alliance Truck Parts No. 12 Dodge Challenger in the races. "We’re especially proud to continue our relationship with Penske Racing and the entire Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team,” said Daniel Haggerty, director of parts and service marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “The alignment we’ve found with our customers through ...

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Cascadia production to ramp up

The Freightliner Truck plant in Cleveland, N.C., plans to add 1,100 jobs by year's end to make more Cascadias, Daimler Trucks North America announced. The majority of the positions will be filled with recalled workers who were laid off in 2009, and hiring is slated to begin in early February. The additional workers represent a 72 percent increase in personnel at the plant and will include an estimated 1,072 shop employees and an additional 29 ...

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Daimler to extend Trucker Buddy aid

Daimler Trucks North America will support the Trucker Buddy International through 2014, the educational nonprofit outreach announced. Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks and Detroit Diesel already participate in the group’s monthly activities of monthly recognition of truckers who volunteer in the classroom program designed to increase awareness of trucking and help students with scholastic achievement. “Their commitment to Trucker Buddy is important for us and the industry,” said Randy Schwartzenburg, Trucker Buddy International director. “Daimler Trucks North ...

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Click for Parts

Expanding e-commerce options make ordering parts online efficient and convenient.

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Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.

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