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2012-12-10 16:20:45

DETROIT, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama today visited Detroit Diesel Corporation to recognize that the company's Detroit(TM) DT12(TM) automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15(®) proprietary asymmetric turbocharger will be produced at the Detroit brand manufacturing headquarters in Redford, Michigan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121210/NY26696-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121210/NY26696-b ) The addition of the...

2012-03-07 13:28:00

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama today visited the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) manufacturing facility in Mount Holly, North Carolina to address economic issues facing the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120307/NY66156 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080409/NYW017LOGO ) The Mount Holly plant is part of DTNA's network of commercial vehicle manufacturing facilities and produces the company's...

2012-01-12 09:05:00

CLEVELAND, N.C., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced the addition of a second shift and plans to ramp up production at its Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, N.C., creating more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012. The additional workers represent a 72 percent increase in personnel at the plant and will include approximately 1,072 shop employees and an additional 29 engineering and support positions to...

2011-12-05 11:58:00

RIDGEFIELD, Wash., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Power Products Company announced today it has completed the acquisition of Witham Truck Center of Medford, Ore. and has assumed daily operations of the Freightliner truck dealership and truck stop under its new name Pacific Truck Centers. "We are pleased to add this Freightliner dealership to our truck sales and service portfolio," stated Mark Dawkins, president, Pacific Power Products. "The on-highway and vocational truck...

2011-06-09 13:35:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, NC and Portland, OR truck manufacturing plants during the last half of 2011. Production and hiring will also increase significantly at the company's Saltillo plant in Mexico. Over 1,230 new employees will be added to the company's manufacturing and administrative payroll in these three locations to accommodate...

2010-09-10 12:45:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Used Truck City today formally announced the launch of UsedTruckCity.com, a robust online used truck inventory and research tool designed to help new and experienced used truck buyers locate, sell, consign and export used trucks. Used Truck City has access to hundreds of used Class 5 through Class 8 commercial trucks such as used Peterbilt trucks, used International trucks, used Freightliner trucks, used Kenworth trucks, some with existing factory...

2009-06-23 06:00:00

From a small captive finance start-up, company now manages $5.4 billion portfolio across major industry segments FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Daimler Truck Financial celebrates 35 years in the trucking industry this week, having put over a million trucks on the road since the mid-1970s while building up its portfolio serviced to $5.4 billion and managing more than 43,000 contracts. Starting as Freightliner Financial in 1974 with few employees and several contracts, the...

2009-06-09 10:57:00

Donation from Daimler's U.S. truck, financial services divisions and supplier will increase organization's capacity by 850,000 additional pounds of food annually while reducing fuel costs by 30 percent. OAK PARK, Mich., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit's only mobile food rescue organization, today took delivery of its first hybrid-powered truck. The Class 7 Freightliner, donated by Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Financial Services and Johnson Refrigerated Truck...

2009-05-12 08:06:00

FORT MILL, S.C., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire North America, Inc. and Freightliner Trucks are pleased to announce that Continental tires will now become standard original equipment on all Freightliner Business Class(R) M2 medium-duty trucks. In addition, Continental's lineup of commercial vehicle tires will become optional on other Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) brands including Western Star trucks, Thomas Built buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation chassis and...