2018 Freightliner Cascadia development teaches Daimler Trucks North America Chief Executive Martin Daum how technology will dramatically change heavy-duty trucks.
Daimler Trucks latest model of the Freightliner Cascadia is the first full redesign of the trucking industry workhorse since its introduction in 2007.
Self-driving and electric trucks have the potential to yield significant economic benefits for the trucking industry, according to a report from Morgan Stanley Research.
Four truck builders were fined a record 3 billion euros by the European Commission for price-fixing and illegally passing on emission-equipment costs to customers.
Volvo Trucks North America cites declining truck demand as reason for a second round of layoffs at its New River Valley Plant in Virginia. The company’s Swedish parent also reported lower second quarter sales and profits Tuesday.
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling nearly 2,600 trucks in the U.S. to replace defective airbags that could kill or seriously injure the vehicle’s occupants.
Social and technological hurdles remain in the drive toward adopting self-driving trucks and autonomous vehicles.
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 7,000 recreational vehicle chassis and buses in the U.S. to fix braking and engine cooling problems.
Self-driving truck account for 15 percent of heavy duty truck sales in in U.S. by 2035, according to IHS Automotive forecast.