The US dealer operation Velocity Vehicle Group is further extending its major move into the Australian truck market as Velocity buy another Daimler dealership. After picking up a number of Daimler Truck dealerships early this year the US company has now taken control of Daimler’s biggest NSW outlet, its Huntingwood dealership. Read more
This week sees more repositioning in the face of growing interest in alternatives to traditional diesel power as a major Daimler Trucks deal with Cummins is announced. The global truck maker and the largest independent engine manufacturer, Cummins have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a global strategic partnership for medium-duty engine systems. Read more
A fundamental change in its structure, will see Daimler Trucks spin off from Mercedes Benz into, what Daimler are calling, two pure-play companies. The company says the move is ‘designed to unlock the full potential of its businesses in a zero-emissions, software-driven future. Read more
In the Freightliner Cascadia, all of the safety systems come grouped together under the appellation of Detroit Assurance 5.0. This includes all of the usual fruit we have come to expect out of the top of the range Daimler trucks, there is Active Brake Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent high beam et al. Read more
The core components on the Freightliner Cascadia are the same as they are in Daimler trucks in Europe and Japan, but Diesel looks at the Freightliner take, on an ultra-modern truck for the North American market.
Let’s take two trucks from the same stable: Daimler, test drive the Mercedes Benz Actros and the Freightliner Cascadia to see how the European vision compares with the US one when they both have access to the same technology. Read more
Martin Daum, as the Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler Truck is the global chief when it comes to Daimler Trucks and lowering carbon emissions while increasing safety are the organisations aims he emphasises. Read more
At the beginning of the 21st century, Freightliner was an inward looking organisation and only beginning to become aware of the global implications of the development of the Daimler Group. Read more
An announcement from Volvo Group and Daimler Truck sees two of the biggest truck makers in the world joining forces and getting really serious about fuel cell trucks. The two global giants are forming a joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells with the aim of having heavy duty fuel cell trucks on the road in just over five years time.
As the world’s largest truck manufacturer, Daimler is going to have a major influence on the future of truck development and when looking at the big picture for Freightliner, Diesel News got a chance to question some of its global leadership team to find out their thoughts.