Daimler Truck North America

A nationwide fleet requires child care options that go the distance.

The client

Daimler Trucks is a renowned truck manufacturer based in Portland, Oregon. Like many industry leaders, Daimler values operational efficiency and relies on a lean administration of eight HR professionals to support over 18,000 employees.

The opportunity

Daimler made comprehensive family benefits a cornerstone of their talent strategy to become an Employer of Choice by 2020. To achieve this, Daimler needed to partner with a child care provider who could offer nationwide coverage in addition to a custom on-site center. They chose KinderCare Education at Work to build a custom on-site child care center and answer the child care needs of their dispersed workforce.

The solution

Daimler partnered with KinderCare to build a beautiful on-site center, First Gear Academy, on their campus. With views of Portland’s downtown waterfront and room for 118 children, First Gear quickly reached capacity. Daimler then offered their employees Priority Access and Tuition Benefit, providing waitlisted families and its national workforce assistance with dedicated placement and tuition savings at any KinderCare Learning Center across the country.
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The results

From 2017 to 2018, more than 40 families took advantage of Daimler’s tuition savings for their children. Collectively, families have saved an average of over $20,000 per year in child care costs nationally. With a child care package of Priority Access, Tuition Benefit, and on-site care, every Daimler employee now has access to the same high-quality education and care for their children.
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KinderCare is always two steps ahead. They were attentive to our waitlist and offered to meet the child care needs of local and remote families … No other child care provider has offered this solution

- Benefits Team Member, Daimler Trucks North America
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