Truck News


  • News Equipment

    Detroit turns 80, produces millionth HDEP engine

    June 15, 2018 8:29AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, has announced the production of its millionth heavy-duty engine platform (HDEP) engine. The HDEP line was introduced in 2007 and was jointly developed in Germany, Japan and the U.S. The

  • Truckers create a ‘wall’ thwarting man’s suicide attempt

    April 26, 2018 4:38PM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – A group of truckers numbering a baker’s dozen created a wall under a Michigan bridge to save a man from attempting to take his own life. All lanes of Hwy 696 were closed during the early morning

  • Disrupting the disruptors

    July 27, 2017 5:20PM by James Menzies

    Detroit looks to differentiate itself through greater, more practical connectivity

  • The OEM with the best telematics will win: Paper Transport VP

    July 27, 2017 4:45PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Cali. – When choosing which brand of truck to buy, connectivity and telematics are playing a larger role in the buying decision, according to Dan Deppeler, vice-president of maintenance for Paper Transport. “This becomes a much more important piece

  • Product Equipment

    Daimler releases the Detroit DD8

    March 15, 2017 10:37PM by Derek Clouthier

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its component brand Detroit unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine during the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The DD8 is a 7.7 liter in-line six-cylinder engine aimed at the vocation

  • News Equipment

    Detroit DD5 to be offered in Freightliner M2 106

    July 28, 2016 3:28PM by James Menzies

    New engine offers longer service intervals, improved fuel economy, Daimler claims

  • Feature Equipment


    November 24, 2015 8:21PM by James Menzies

    In addition to investing $100 million into its Redford, Mich. plant to accommodate production of the DT12 transmission, Daimler also announced it will build its new mid-range engines – the DD5 and DD8 – at the plant…eventually. Similar to the

  • Feature Equipment


    November 24, 2015 8:16PM by James Menzies

    Engines, axles, and now automated transmissions – all built for the North American market under one roof. That’s the Detroit brand’s definition of a hat trick, and that was one of many hockey analogies made when Daimler Trucks North America

  • News Equipment

    Detroit ‘completes the hat trick’ with DT12 production brought to Michigan

    November 21, 2015 8:18AM by James Menzies

    New medium-duty engines will also be built in Detroit’s Redford plant

  • New Windsor-Detroit bridge to be named after Gordie Howe

    May 15, 2015 9:11AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – This week, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced the new $2 billion second crossing at Detroit-Windsor will be named the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Gordie Howe is a hockey legend who played

  • Product Equipment

    New Detroit drive axles introduced

    February 13, 2015 8:00AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. — New Model 6 Detroit drive axles have been introduced to save weight and improve efficiency. The new axles are available in single drive 4×2 or 6×2 configurations with ratios from 2.28-5.88. New features include weight-optimized housings, hollow

  • Detroit celebrates production of 250,000th DD engine, one-millionth axle

    June 25, 2014 2:17PM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit Diesel Corporation has a lot to celebrate today, as it marks the production of its 250,000th DD series engine and its one-millionth axle. The DD series heavy-duty engine was the largest investment made in product development


    May 27, 2014 7:53AM by James Menzies

    I spent a few days last week in Detroit talking integration with the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) folks. They took the wraps off the new Integrated Detroit Powertrain (IDP), which features the Detroit DD15 engine, DT12 automated mechanical transmission

  • Daimler boosts powertrain integration, employs downspeeding

    May 22, 2014 11:31AM by James Menzies

    DETROIT, Mich. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has upped its fuel economy gain once again, assembling a fully integrated powertrain that utilizes downspeeding. The company has set a goal of improving on its fuel economy by 5% every two