John Sommers II for TT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The head of Daimler AG’s global truck and bus operations offered an extremely rosy outlook on the North American market and also urged greater cooperation between U.S. and European regulators.
“2014 could be the year that the dam breaks,” Wolfgang Bernhard said at the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association breakfast March 28.
The event, which drew more than 900 attendees, took place here during the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Bernhard, who took over his post one year ago, said more small- and medium-size fleets are entering the market. In addition, there is growing interest for rental vehicles, which he said is a strong sign of the increasing demand but that people are not yet convinced a true economic rebound will take hold.