Daimler Trucks North America

More than 7,100 Western Star tractors, 500 International trucks recalled

Daimler Trucks North America announced a recall of approximately 7,100 model year 2017-2019 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 tractors for a possible electrical issue. Navistar is also recalling approximately 500 model year 2018-2019 International LT tractors for the potential of a fuel leak.

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Daimler granted exemption to allow warning system cameras to be mounted lower on windshields

Daimler Trucks North America has been granted an exemption that allows the company to mount warning system cameras lower on windshields that regulations currently allow.

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Two Daimler recalls affect nearly 28,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

One recall is in response to the Kidde fire extinguisher recall first announced in November. The other is for certain trucks with brake caliper bolts that are not properly torqued. East Manufacturing also announced it is recalling approximately 88 dump trailers.

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Daimler recalls more than 400,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks for brake light issue

Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.

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New online portal gives Freightliner, Western Star owners more access to engine data

Subscribers can use the portal to drill down on specific fault events and access full diagnostic information and real-time fault notifications generated by Daimler's Virtual Technician and more.

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Traditional truck makers focus on short-haul for electric vehicles

Major truck and engine makers themselves have invested in the development of electric- and more conventional hybrid-electric-drive vehicles, but they see the most short-term promise in shorter-run applications.

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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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VIDEO: Meet the 2013 Ride of Pride memorial truck driver

Chuck Ceccaci tells part of his story thus far piloting the 2013 Freightliner Ride of Pride veterans memorial truck.

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A legacy lives on

The Western Star 4900EX embodies the style and toughness of its Canadian roots, enhanced by the engineering of a global truck maker.

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