Daimler Trucks North America

Portland, OR 97217


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4747 Channel Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

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Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells, and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a business unit of Daimler AG, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.


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Safety & Technology

Western Star adds safety features to vocational trucks

Jan. 29, 2024
The Western Star 47X and 49X vocational vehicles can now include Detroit Assurance with Active Brake Assist (ABA5) as a standard feature.
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T.J. Reed named president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing

Oct. 18, 2021
In his new role, Reed will oversee all activities for DTR, including sales, marketing and distribution, and be responsible for leading the SelecTrucks brand of used semi-truck...
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Safety & Technology

Daimler Truck, Torc work to commercialize autonomous trucks

Oct. 5, 2021
In the third year of partnership, both companies are working to expand real-world testing and pushing forward on the goal to create a profitable Level 4 autonomous vehicle.
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Chassis, Body & Cab

Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2

Aug. 19, 2021
The first all-electric trucks from the company
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HDMA, DTNA to host sustainability focused webinar

Olga Aulet-Leon, sustainability champion at DTNA, will share in-depth insight and analysis pertaining to DTNA's global sustainability and how the industry supply base views and...

Articles & News

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Safety & Technology

Active side guard assist added to Detroit Assurance safety suite

May 23, 2022
The ADAS feature will be available as an option on Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star trucks equipped with Detroit Assurance with ABA 5, including the new eCascadia.
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Darek Villeneuve (left) and Jeff Cotner (right) observe the sleek design of the SuperTruck II.
Emissions & Efficiency

How DTNA created the SuperTruck II with the customer in mind

Jan. 14, 2022
Through engineering and design, Daimler Truck North America worked to develop a more efficient and sleek truck that also meets the customer’s needs.
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Technicians at Pilot Flying J Truck Care centers are ASE and TIA certified.
Shop Management

Extensive service networks to improve vehicle uptime

Aug. 17, 2020
A fleet relies on OE and third-party service providers for the maintenance and repair of its trucks to keep them on the road, so choosing the right network is crucial.
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Commercial vehicles are a major purchase for any fleet, so it is important to carefully consider all options and determine what makes the most financial sense.
Chassis, Body & Cab

Considerations for purchasing new or used trucks

June 15, 2020
The best option comes down to each fleet’s specific needs.
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Emissions & Efficiency

DPFs: Clean or replace?

May 21, 2020
How to know when to service your fleet’s diesel particulate filters, and what options are available when you do.
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Trimble’s TMT Fleet Maintenance solution includes a warranty module that allows fleets to identify, track, and submit warranty claims (warranty setup screen displayed here).
Chassis, Body & Cab

Why identify and track vehicle warranties?

May 12, 2020
Establishing a standard process for warranty identification and tracking can help calculate the true value of a vehicle warranty and total cost of ownership.

Videos & Resources

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Chassis side fairings with flexible skirts are designed to fill the gaps between cab and chassis.
Chassis, Body & Cab

First look: Western Star’s all-new on-highway truck

Aug. 4, 2022
Western Star's 57X has been built from the ground up for owner-operators and linehaul fleets. It will replace the brand’s 5700XE on-highway truck, which was discontinued at the...
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VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 115 - Medium Duty Diesels

Oct. 3, 2016
Kary Schaefer, general manager, marketing and strategy, Daimler Trucks North America, discusses medium duty diesel engines.
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Detroit genuine parts DPFs

With proper maintenance using Detroit genuine parts, owners, drivers and fleet managers will experience maximum engine performance, and save time, money and inconvenience.
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Chassis, Body & Cab

VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 86 - Aftermarket Solutions

Aug. 15, 2015
Friedrich Baumann, Daimler Trucks North America’s senior vice president, aftermarket, discusses how to get trucks back on the road quicker after a service event and improving ...
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Chassis, Body & Cab

VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 61: Daimler Trucks North America - Future Plans

Aug. 18, 2014
Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). They talk about where the company is today and where it is headed.
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Shop Management

VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 41: DTNA and the Elite Support Dealer Network

Oct. 29, 2013
Fleet Maintenance editor David A. Kolman sits down with Martin Osborne, the general manager of distribution network development for Daimler Trucks North America - the leading ...

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Safety & Technology

Additional Detroit Assurance features promote safety

June 3, 2021
Available for the Freightliner Cascadia and the Western Star 49X spec’d with a Detroit powertrain, the new Detroit Assurance features reduce driver strain and fatigue and can ...
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DTNA expands Detroit OE Advantage coverage

June 1, 2021
Detroit DD13, DD15, and DD16 engines that have expired warranties are eligible for the Detroit OE Advantage extended warranty coverage.
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DTNA launches new Detroit DD13 Gen 5 engine

May 28, 2021
With added enhancements for vocational and on-highway applications, the new engine, in addition to the DD15 and DD16 engines, is eligible for the Detroit OE Advantage extended...
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Battery & Electrical

DTNA launches Detroit eConsulting, Detroit eFill

May 3, 2021
The electric vehicle consulting services and electric vehicle chargers are designed to support fleets and customers in their deployment of all-electric trucks.
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Battery & Electrical

DTNA opens first heavy duty electric truck charging site

April 22, 2021
In partnership with Portland General Electric, the charging site, dubbed 'Electric Island,' was designed with heavy duty trucks in mind and will be open to public for all levels...
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Chassis, Body & Cab

DTNA opens order books for all-electric Freightliner eCascadia and eM2

April 6, 2021
Production of the eCascadia and eM2, the first all-electric trucks from the company, is slated for late 2022.
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Industry News

John O‘Leary appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of DTNA

Feb. 17, 2021
John O’Leary follows Roger Nielsen, who retires after 35 years at the company, the last four years as its President and CEO.
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Shop Operations

DTNA tests Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 platform for aftermarket service

Feb. 4, 2021
The augmented reality pilot successfully determined the viability of virtual collaboration with dealers and customers.
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Industry News

Alliance Parts continues retail expansion into 2021

Jan. 27, 2021
Alliance retail locations primarily stock Alliance Parts and Detroit Reman products, but can be used as order pickup locations for the full offering of DTNA Genuine and Premier...