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Nielsen Named Head of Daimler’s North American Truck Unit

Roger Nielsen has been appointed president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), effective April 1.

Production

Daimler to Expand Diesel Plant Near Detroit

Daimler AG is spending $375 million (€352 million) to add medium-duty diesel engine capacity at its Detroit Diesel Corp. manufacturing complex near Detroit.

Propulsion

Daimler to Expand Michigan Truck Powertrain Plant

Daimler AG's truck unit will invest $120 million to upgrade a factory in Redford Township, Mich., to produce a fully integrated powertrain for the company's Freightliner and Western Star brand heavy-duty trucks.

Diesel

Owners Less Satisfied with Heavy-Truck Engines

The technology required to meet U.S. diesel emission standards is causing more engine problems and less owner satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners, according to J.D.

Design

Voith Hires Truck Veteran Reinhardt

German mechanical engineering firm Voith GmbH has appointed Carsten Reinhardt to serve as a member of its management board and CEO of its Voith Turbo subsidiary, beginning July 1.

Sales

Penske and Fisker

One of the most storied managers in the auto industry is Roger Penske.

Quality

Mercedes ________ Voted “________ of the Decade” in Great Britain

Perhaps it is our U.S. bias showing, but when we see the word “Mercedes” associated with winning a vehicular award of some note, our default thinking goes along the lines that it must be something that starts with a letter and ends with the word “Class.” Like, for example, “Mercedes E-Class Voted. . .” and it has been voted: E­Class Awards to April 2010 (selection) Award Organiser Our Car Regional weekly newspapers in the newly formed German states Yellow Angel ADACmotorwelt Auto Bild Design Award 2009 Auto Bild Best Car of the Year auto motor und sport Auto Trophy 2009 Auto Zeitung Internet Auto Award (Germany) www.autoscout24.de Sports Car of the Year Auto Bild Sportscars Top-Auto 2010 Motor information service EuroCarBody Award 2009 Automotive Circle International Austria's "Car of the Year" award Austrian car, motoring and cycling association Diners Club Magazine Award Diners Club GOOD DESIGN® Award Chicago Athenaeum Autocar Road Test Award Autocar (India) Continental Irish luxury/sports car of the year Irish Motoring Writers Association Best Car of the Year Otohaber (Turkey) But this one struck us as somewhat unusual: Actros voted “Truck of the Decade” in Great Britain Actros?

A Brief History of smart: Production Car As Fashion Statement

One of the great industrial comeback stories is that of the Swiss watch industry.