July 21, 2016
Car and truck maker Daimler AG reported a slight increase in its second quarter profit, but it expects significantly lower truck sales for this year. Meanwhile, one supplier is feeling the effects of the slowing North American commercial vehicle market.
July 11, 2016
The second quarter earnings season got underway on Monday with Daimler AG unexpectedly releasing numbers showing its adjusted earnings in the second quarter of the year are “significantly above market expectations” – but the news did not carry over into its truck operations.
July 9, 2015
Expedite Expo 2015 is a trade show focused on the expedited trucking industry set to take place July 24-25 in Wilmington, Ohio.
March 25, 2015
Detroit Diesel began production of the components making up the integrated Detroit Powertrain, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
February 12, 2015
Detroit Diesel introduced the Model 6 Detroit Drive Axle, designed for smoother performance and better fuel economy.The Model 6 is available for single drive 4x2 or tandem 6x2 configurations.
December 5, 2014
Intelligent Powertrain Management comes standard on the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission when paired with any heavy-duty Detroit engine.
November 16, 2014
The new Detroit Assurance from Daimler Trucks North America is an active vehicle safety system that complements fuel efficiency while adding a huge measure of driver convenience. The system was formally unveiled at a ride-and-drive event in Miami, Florida, on Friday.
October 6, 2014
SAN DIEGO -- Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016, and that itss entire product line-up, including vehicles equipped with the DD5 and DD8, will meet GHG17 standards early.
September 24, 2014
Driveline damage from engine torque “spikes” is among the many nuts-and-bolts subjects discussed by fleet managers and supplier representatives this week at a maintenance conference in Florida.
September 11, 2014
Omnitek Engineering has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine families for model years 1988 to 2009.
August 27, 2014
Daimler Trucks North America marked the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in North America.
July 21, 2014
The total headquarters project requires a $150 million investment by Daimler Trucks North America. Work began in April 2014 to clear the land for construction of the new building with project completion slated for early 2016.
July 17, 2014
To meet expected greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards, oil companies and engine makers have been busy developing a new standard for engine oils that will provide a new type of lower-viscosity oil to improve engine efficiency.
June 25, 2014
Less than seven years after introducing its Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit Diesel on Wednesday marked the production of its 250,000th DD Series engine.
May 22, 2014
DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.
May 19, 2014
United Auto Workers employees at Daimler Trucks North America’s facilities located in Cleveland, Mt. Holly and Gastonia, North Carolina, have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.
April 30, 2014
Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago
March 12, 2014
Meijer’s David Hoover finds working with suppliers and dedicated fleets makes innovation easier.
March 3, 2014
“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s own trucks. For truck users, this can be a good thing, because they’re designed to work specifically with a company’s other components.
HDT's Editor Tom Berg recently took a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with a Detroit DD13 diesel and smooth DT12 automated mechanical transmission out for a spin. Check out the photos, and click here for a link to read about the test drive.
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