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    Daimler hands first electric eM2 truck to Penske

    2019-01-07T17:10:40Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has handed over the first fully-electric Freightliner eM2 to Penske Truck Leasing Corporation. Following a nine-month collaboration with Daimler to produce and test electric trucks, the Pennsylvania-based third-party logistics provider took receipt of the vehicle in Los Angeles in December and will operate the medium-duty ...

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    Daimler on target for next-day delivery

    2018-08-08T09:16:41Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is planning to open its tenth parts distribution centre (PDC) in the US at the beginning of next year as it moves toward its goal of providing next-day delivery to more than 90% of its US dealers. The move comes at the same time the ...

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    Transforming inbound flows

    2018-07-10T15:03:05Z

    Daimler Trucks’ division in Brazil – Mercedes-Benz do Brasil – has invested 500m reais ($150.6m) in its 1m sq.m plant in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo state, to establish a new truck assembly line and transform its supporting inbound logistics structure. The comprehensive overhaul of operations is part ...

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    Time to fall in line

    2018-07-02T14:42:53Z

    In April 2016, a fleet of trucks – some of which had driven almost 2,000km – arrived in the Dutch port of Maasvlakte and made modest headlines around the world. A few months later, a three-strong convoy of Volvo trucks hauled three containers on the interstate highway from the ...

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    Daimler Trucks opens ninth parts centre in North America

    2018-05-23T10:01:32Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has inaugurated its ninth parts distribution centre (PDC) in Grimes, Iowa, with the aim of providing a faster next-day delivery service for the aftermarket and a stronger focus on the customer. “With the opening of the PDC in Iowa, 80% of dealer order volume in ...

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    Daimler Trucks goes digital on spot freight

    2018-02-06T12:30:33Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is launching a digital platform for contracted freight carriers in the US to match them with the company’s spot loads. “To manufacture trucks, we need carriers to deliver components and parts to our plants,” said Lori Heino-Royer, director of business innovation at Daimler Trucks North ...

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    Japan trials truck platooning

    2018-01-30T12:14:10Z

    Hino Motors, Isuzu Motors, Volvo group-owned UD Trucks and Daimler subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus have begun highway testing of truck platooning in Japan, under a project backed by the government. Each platoon consists of three 12-metre trucks, spaced about 35 metres apart and driving at 80km/h on motorways ...