Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Daimler
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded
Headquartered in: 
Germany
Major Industry: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry: 
motor vehicles
Penalty total since 2000: 
$748,135,367
Number of records: 
55
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
benefit plan administrator violation$480,030,0034
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$185,000,0002
environmental violation$43,062,08514
fuel economy (CAFE) violation$38,130,1015
wage and hour violation$887,5882
employment discrimination$405,2682
labor relations violation$293,6408
workplace safety or health violation$176,68217
accounting fraud or deficiencies$150,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

DAIMLER; DAIMLER BUSES NORTH AMERICA INC; DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA DBA THOMAS BUILT; DETROIT DEISEL; DETROIT DIESEL; DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION 261630018700046; FREIGHTLINER; FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS A SUBSIDIARY OF FREIGHTLINER A SUBSIDIARY OF DAIMLER CHRYSLER; FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS CORPORATION; FREIGHTLINER THOMAS BUILT BUSES; MERCEDES BENZ; MERCEDES-BENZ U.S. INTERNATIONAL, INC.; MERCEDES-BENZ VANS LLC; THOMAS BUILT BUS / FREIGHTLINER; THOMAS BUILT BUSES; THOMAS BUILT BUSES A SUB [...]

Links: 

For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Daimler Trucks North America, LLC benefit plan administrator violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $480,000,000
Daimler AG Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $93,600,000
Daimler AG Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $91,400,000
Detroit Diesel Corporation environmental violation 2016 EPA $28,500,000
Daimler fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2013 NHTSA $16,316,960
Detroit Diesel Corporation environmental violation 2016 EPA (*) $14,000,000
DETROIT DIESEL CORP. environmental violation 2005 EPA $13,073,375
Daimler fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2011 NHTSA $11,838,365
Daimler fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2009 NHTSA $6,870,435
Daimler fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2010 NHTSA $2,935,988
Mercedes-Benz USA environmental violation 2006 EPA $1,200,000
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC environmental violation 2007 EPA (*) $1,200,000
Mercedes-Benz wage and hour violation 2003 WHD $687,588
Freightliner Corp employment discrimination 2001 private lawsuit-federal $365,268
Mercedes-Benz wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $200,000
Mercedes Benz fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2000 NHTSA $168,353
Daimler Trucks North America accounting fraud or deficiencies 2009 OR-AG $150,000
Detroit Diesel Corporation environmental violation 2019 EPA $129,000
Thomas Built Bus/Freightliner labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $86,036
FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS, LLC environmental violation 2004 EPA $53,000
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, a subsidiary of Daimler-Chrysler Corporation, Inc. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $51,513
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $42,682
Thomas Built Bus/Freightliner labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $40,048
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $40,000
FREIGHTLINER LLC workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $30,000
Detroit Diesel Corporation environmental violation 2007 EPA $25,000
Thomas Built Buses, Inc., a Subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $24,928
Freightliner LLC - Thomas Built Buses labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $24,500
FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS, LLC environmental violation 2004 EPA $22,000
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $21,675
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $21,000
Daimler Buses North America, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA $19,710
Freightliner labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $16,821
FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS CORPORATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $15,000
FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS CORPORATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $15,000
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA LLC DBA THOMAS BUILT workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $14,400
MERCEDES-BENZ U.S. INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $11,641
FREIGHTLINER LLC workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $10,850
DETROIT DIESEL REMANUFACTURING CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2008 EBSA $10,001
DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2008 EBSA $10,001
DETROIT DEISEL CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2008 EBSA $10,001
FREIGHTLINER LLC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $8,540
Freightliner LLC labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $7,112
THOMAS BUILT BUSES INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $7,000
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $6,900
DETROIT DIESEL CORP workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $6,300
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,000
DETROIT DIESEL CORP workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $5,850
FREIGHTLINER CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $5,700
MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,526
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,300
FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,000
MERCEDES-BENZ VANS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,000
DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION 261630018700046 environmental violation 2006 EPA $5,000
DAIMLER BUSES NORTH AMERICA INC environmental violation 2009 EPA $5,000
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