As an industry leader, Daimler Truck North America is committed to reflecting the diversity of our world within our company and fostering an environment where everyone knows they belong.
Our duty is to listen and facilitate understanding; not as a condition, but as an act of conscience. Our duty is to touch the hearts and open minds. By engaging in this meaningful effort, we all benefit.
A more diverse team makes us stronger, smarter and more self-aware. That diversity of perspective and thought are a distinct advantage that allows us to serve our customers with innovative products, technologies and services both today and well into the future.
As a global company with employees from many different places and backgrounds, we appreciate our multi-faceted workforce, celebrate everyone’s true selves and unite together under inclusiveness to always be one team, and the best team.
We believe that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion means active and continuous engagement by everyone to build a culture of respect, dignity, fairness, accountability, caring and understanding.
Our goal is to foster a culturally rich environment reflective of the communities we operate in and ensure we honor the unique perspectives and identities of our employees, nurturing their creativity and innovation.
We drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from all levels of the organization and value the rights of every individual. We act upon our responsibility to create lasting change in our industry, our communities and in society.
Over 2500 employees at DTNA are involved in Employee Business Resource Groups. These groups exist to create a space for employees of all backgrounds to connect, learn and network among our diverse workforce.
Since 2021, DTNA has supported HOLLA -- a Portland-based, grassroots culturally responsive mentorship movement that connects with families, administrators, teachers and nonprofits to recognize the power and potential of Black and Brown youth.
Since 2017, Detroit Diesel Corporation, a DTNA company, has supported the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit, MI. Through education, athletics, mentorship & intervention, the Downtown Boxing Gym empowers and prepares Detroit students for a productive future.
Championed by the SEAD Carolinas Community Outreach Committee, the Omega STEM initiative is designed to inspire young minds to pursue technical careers and help students with job skills in coding, robotics, electronics, technology, energy and engineering.
The transportation industry and its employees are rapidly transforming. Collaborating with Women in Trucking (WIT) provides both DTNA and its employees a forum to share thoughts on that transformation, envision the industry’s future and work toward greater inclusion of a workforce as rich in thought and perspective as our society. WIT’s mission of increased gender diversity has been instrumental in bringing new ideas, greater innovation and improved opportunities to the larger industry we serve. We support the WIT community and their aim to build a strong, connected community of business professionals and professional drivers, and we are committed to shaping the future of our industry, along with WIT, by supporting, promoting and celebrating gender diversity.
In 2021, DTNA designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday where employees are empowered to volunteer with organizations of their choosing to advance racial and social equity, as well as benefiting their communities. This Day of Service will be recognized annually.
Employees participate annually in DEI training in order to create an environment of mutual respect in which all feel acknowledged, heard and valued.
DTNA employees participate annually in a Diversity Day, a day devoted specifically to education and brave conversations regarding diversity in our workplace. In 2021 & 2022, it was led by our executive leadership following a "Day of Understanding" training for those facilitators.
The DEI Champions Program will provide training, structure and opportunities for employees who are inspired to raise awareness within the company and in the community about DEI.