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March 12, 2014

Supercenter Fleet Super at Collaboration

Meijer’s David Hoover finds working with suppliers and dedicated fleets makes innovation easier.

March 3, 2014

Test Drive Photos: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

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.

March 3, 2014

Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

“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.

March 3, 2014

VIDEO: Meijer's Clean Diesel Fleet

Meijer, a Michigan-based chain of supercenter stores, says it was the first fleet in the country to adopt EPA-2010 emissions trucks. That's one reason David Hoover, director of outbound logistics for Meijer, is an HDT 2014 Truck Fleet Innovator. Learn more in this video and in the March issue of HDT.

February 11, 2014

Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines

While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck valves and other problems still plague owners of older equipment.

February 6, 2014

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Available in DD16-Equipped Freightliner Cascadia

The Detroit DT12 Automated Manual transmission is now available in Detroit DD16-equipped Freightliner Cascadia sleeper and day cabs. This pairing is suited for heavier weight applications and now allows the DT12 to cover all horsepower and torque ratings available from Detroit engines.

February 3, 2014

Dual-Fuel Gliders: A Way to Get Into Natural Gas for Less Money

Dual-fuel glider kits are a relatively new alternative for fleets looking to tap into the benefits of natural gas but at less cost than buying a new, dedicated NG vehicle. A glider is a new truck without some powertrain components. Shops in the field add rebuilt or remanufactured engines, transmissions and rear axles.

January 29, 2014

Former Daimler Truck Head Renschler Leaves Daimler AG

The former head of Daimler Trucks, who was promoted nearly a year ago by parent Daimler AG to oversee production and purchasing of Mercedes Benz cars and vans, has abruptly left the company.

January 22, 2014

Mark Lampert to Retire as DTNA’s Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing; Richard Howard Named Successor

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31. Richard Howard will assume the position of Daimler Trucks North America sales and marketing senior vice president on April 1.

December 20, 2013

Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over more long-haul freight, and that will change the type of heavy-duty tractor bought by many trucking companies.

October 22, 2013

Detroit Connect Telematics Products Now Offered to Mixed Fleets

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced the availability of it telematics products for all new Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with Cummins diesel and natural gas engines, as well as all truck makes beginning early next year.

October 18, 2013

Federal Court Rules Against Engine Makers Over EPA’s Navistar Decision

A federal court on Friday dismissed a challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing Navistar International to make earlier model engines while paying a fine.

September 18, 2013

DTNA Goes Beyond Trucks and Components with New Detroit Telematics Suite

Building on the success of its Virtual Technician product, Daimler Trucks North America is going full-bore ahead with telematics. It unveiled the Detroit Connect On-Board Tablet, which not only integrates with Virtual Technician and the Visibility fleet back-office software, but also offers hours of service, pre-and post-trip inspections, two-way messaging and navigation.

September 18, 2013

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Now Available for DD13 Engine

Detroit, Mich.--Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine.

September 18, 2013

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Now Available for DD13 Engine

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine. The lighter-weight combination is well suited for regional haul, pick-up and delivery applications, say Detroit officials.

September 4, 2013

New Detroit DT12 Driver Training Video Now Available

Detroit Diesel Corp. has published a new driver training video for the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission. The video can be found on the Detroit website. The video will assist drivers in operating the DT12 effectively from the start, and teaches them to take full advantage of all of its features to achieve maximum performance and fuel economy from their Detroit powertrain.

August 14, 2013

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing to Expand Minnesota Operations

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC will expand its electronics remanufacturing and manufacturing capabilities with a move to a larger facility in Hibbing, Minn., which is about 75 miles north of Duluth, Minn.

December 10, 2012

Obama Praises Detroit Investment as Daimler Announces American Production of Automated Transmission

President Barack Obama visited Detroit Diesel Corp. in Redford, Mich., on Monday to recognize Daimler Trucks North America's decision to invest $120 million in facilities to build the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbocharger in the United States

December 9, 2012

President to Visit Detroit Diesel Plant

President Obama is scheduled to travel today to Redford Township, Mich., for an event on the economy at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant

September 1, 2008

Detroit Diesel Launches DD13

Truck maker Daimer has unveiled the DD13 from Detroit Diesel

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