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Daimler petitions FMCSA to allow lower windshield placement of warning system camera

Supplemental information submitted by DTNA clarified that the camera system would actually be mounted 8.5 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers – more than twice as far below the area currently allowed by regulations.

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Martin Daum tapped to lead Daimler’s global trucks business

Daum has headed DTNA since 2009, responsible for Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation.

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Freightliner continues to increase market share

The company finished 2013 with nearly 38 percent of the overall Class 6-8 market share, also increasing to 30 percent of the vocational market.

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Detroit gives sneak peek of DT12 transmission

The DT12 will be available in the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution starting in May 2013.

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Bug-removal tip: Scotch Brite ‘Dobie’ pads

This one comes by way of owner-operator Henry Albert's blog, where he shares an anecdote about the Scotch Brite "Dobie" cleaning pads (pictured) he uses to clean bugs from his windshield -- and how he somewhat inadvertently passed the trick off to Daimler engineers at the Uvalde, Texas, proving grounds. Give it a read here. As for getting the bugs off, he writes: 1. Spray a little window cleaner on the pad itself. 2. Rub down the entire ...

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The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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Obama announces alt-energy plan at Daimler Trucks plant

President Obama announced a $1 billion initiative to spur deployment of clean, advanced vehicles.

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Click for Parts

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

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Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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