Daimler Trucks hit with $30M fine after NHTSA recall investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Daimler Trucks North America a civil penalty of $30 million over problems with the recalls of certain Daimler trucks.

According to a news release, the consent order requires Daimler Trucks to launch an advanced data analytics program to enhance its ability to detect and to investigate potential safety defects. The manufacturer must also improve its IT systems to collect potential safety information more effectively. Furthermore, Daimler Trucks must develop written procedures and conduct training for its employees on the recall and reporting requirements.