Daimler

Daimler seeking CDL exemption for global trucks division head, citing German CDL

Daimler has filed an application of exemption with FMCSA asking it to waive the requirement that Daimler Trucks’ global head Wolfgang Bernhard be required to obtain a U.S. commercial driver’s license to test drive the company’s trucks in the U.S.

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Detroit announces new integrated powertrain package for Freightliner Cascadia

Detroit announced Thursday a new fully integrated powertrain package that includes its DD15 engine, DT12 automated manual transmission and Detroit axles.

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Work Truck Show wrap-up

Rounding up commercial van market, hybrid truck, solar panel, natural gas powertrain and other news from the NTEA show in Indianapolis, which ended March 8.

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Daimler unveils aerodynamic Freightliner Cascadia Evolution

The new truck makes advancements in fuel economy and will feature Daimler's Detroit DD 15 engine.

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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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Navistar: Part defect leads to production halt

Company says it stopped Class 8 truck production in mid-December until the problem can be remedied. Paccar and Volvo trucks also are affected.

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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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Stereo upgrade

The new Alliance replacement stereo has an AM/FM receiver, MP3-capable CD player, remote control and auxiliary input for MP3 players and portable satellite radios. The display shows track info read from MP3 tag information, and the unit has 18 station memory presets. It’s compatible with any truck that has an ISO harness. ALLIANCE TRUCK PARTS, alliancetruckparts.com

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Daimler to increase Western Star production in Portland

Manufacturer aims to add second shift and ramp up production at its Western Star plant in Portland, Ore.

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Blacked out for the night?

How long before Class 8 trucks come equipped with SmartGlass technology? Lately making inroads in concept cars at auto shows around the world, the SPD-Smart window-tint technology by Research Frontiers enables a vehicle's operator to, with the push of a button, apply varying degrees of tint to one or more windows to keep the outside out. I can't help but see potential applications for night haulers looking for some shut-eye in the heat of a ...

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