Prestolite Awarded Standard Position by Daimler Trucks


Novi, Mich.–Prestolite Electric, a global manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket starters and alternators, has been awarded standard position by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on several new commercial vehicles set to launch in multiple markets between late 2019 and early 2020.

A leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles for a variety of applications, DTNA has selected products from Prestolite’s IdlePro™ family of high-efficiency/high-output alternators to appear on Freightliner brand right-hand drive trucks bound for Australia and New Zealand, along with Freightliner severe duty and Western Star commercial trucks in North America. Prestolite IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme™ alternators include a variety of advanced features such as the company’s “Isolated Ground Technology,” which is designed to protect engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage.

“Being awarded standard position with Daimler Trucks North America further reinforces Prestolite Electric’s position as a global market leader in rotating electrical technology,” said Nick Laenen, vice president, North America, South America, Australia sales and marketing, Prestolite Electric. “The new IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme family of alternators offers enhanced performance capabilities and industry-best output at low engine speeds, and we’re excited for the opportunity to make this proven technology available to Daimler’s discerning customers.”

To learn more about Prestolite rotating electrical products, please contact your Prestolite Electric/Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems representative, email or visit For technical support, call 866-288-9853.

 About Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

About Prestolite Electric, Inc.
The Prestolite and Leece-Neville product line includes high-output alternators and gear reduction starter motors for on- and off-highway trucks, military applications, mining vehicles, school and city buses, motor coaches and other uses. The company has received certificates of registration to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management systems.

Prestolite is a division of Broad-Ocean Motors, a global supplier of high-tech, high-quality motors, alternators, and starters to multiple markets, including appliance, air handling and commercial transportation.