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Michelin adds to decades-long innovation partnership with Daimler Trucks

In 2015, Michelin and DTNA began collaboration through an advanced-engineering project with the objective to reduce the fuel consumption of Freightliner's next-generation Cascadia Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

Michelin North America, Inc. is partnering with Daimler Trucks North America on a key feature of the recently announced Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 heavy-duty truck. Three years in development, the MICHELIN X Line Energy D+ tire will be the featured long-haul drive-tire solution, contributing to the new Cascadia's 5 percent fuel-efficiency improvement over the 2017 model. With about 35 percent of vehicle fuel consumption attributed to overcoming tire rolling resistance, the MICHELIN X Line Energy D+ sets new standards for ultra-low rolling resistance in a dual drive tire (1) as one of DTNA's key fuel-efficiency building blocks in the new Cascadia. 

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Daimler Trucks North America introduces first SAE level 2 automated truck in North America with the Freightliner new Cascadia

Today, the new Cascadia delivers SAE Level 2 driving capabilities with the Detroit Assurance® 5.0 suite of camera- and radar-based safety systems.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) introduced the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new Cascadia. Level 2 automation means the truck is capable of both lateral (steering) and longitudinal (acceleration/deceleration) control, and is part of the revolutionary truck technologies featured by DTNA at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck

The introduction of the eM2 into Penske's fleet is also a first in DTNA's co-creation approach with customers as it co-develops technology to shape the future of transportation.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet - a Freightliner eM2 - to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018. This delivery marks a key milestone in the real-world application of battery-electric commercial vehicles, as well as an important step towards emissions-free mobility.

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Detroit Connect Analytics unlocks the power of fuel and safety data

“By offering the advantages of Detroit Connect Analytics through Zonar telematics, users will be empowered with a growing amount of actionable data to proactively manage their engines and drivers while increasing the uptime of their vehicles.”

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced  that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its services to additional truck models and can also be added to vehicles in the aftermarket. Analytics is now available to order as a new truck option or in the aftermarket on the new Freightliner Cascadia, original Cascadia and Western Star 5700 truck models spec'd with Detroit engines. Detroit Connect Analytics automatically translates critical fuel consumption and safety data into interactive and easy-to-understand reports that provide actionable insights for increased vehicle and fleet performance.

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DTNA pledges support for EPA Cleaner Truck Initiative

Over the past 20 years, DTNA has demonstrated a strong commitment to the reduction of NOx and particulate emissions and has steadily reduced their NOx emissions by over 90% and particulate emissions by over 98%.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) attended the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of the Cleaner Truck Initiative at the agency's headquarters. The announcement was attended by leaders of major North American truck OEMs, representatives from the American Trucking Association, and government officials.

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Technicians show their skills in Daimler Trucks hands-on competition

The first place winners were Travis Gannon of Lonestar Truck Group in Waco, Texas in the Vehicle Competition, and Terry Podralski of W.W. Williams Midwest LLC, in Akron, Ohio in the Engine Competition.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently hosted its inaugural Technician Skills Competition. This unique competition gives DTNA the opportunity to challenge and acknowledge outstanding technician abilities. 

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Daimler shows vocational, electric solutions at IAA show

The Freightliner 114SD fitted out as a concrete pumper is on display at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is showcasing the Freightliner EconicSD, Freightliner 114SD and the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 all-electric school bus at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018. The products will be part of the Daimler exhibit (#FG P98), which will feature Daimler commercial vehicle solutions from around the world.

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Detroit marks 80 years and one millionth HDEP engine platform production

As Detroit observes its 80th anniversary this year, parent company Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is marking another important achievement - the production of its one millionth heavy-duty engine platform (HDEP) engine. The one millionth HDEP engine is a shared milestone between Detroit's Redford, Mich.-based manufacturing facility and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim, Germany.

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Detroit Connect adds connectivity services for better customer insight

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the introduction of two new connectivity services into its Detroit Connect portfolio - Detroit Connect Direct and a wireless in-cab device connection. Exclusive to the new Freightliner Cascadia spec'd with Detroit engines, these new services will expand communication and reporting capabilities and provide deeper insights for customers.

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