DTNA’s O’Leary Urges Fleets to Prepare Now for Electric, Automated Future

ORLANDO, Fla. — Daimler Truck North America CEO John O’Leary urged fleets and maintenance shops to begin planning for the emergence of electric-powered and increasingly automated trucks.

“The time to prepare is now,” said O’Leary, who outlined his vision for the future of commercial trucks on March 8 during the kickoff of the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

O’Leary said advances in connectivity, electrification and autonomy will transform the commercial vehicle market.