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    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

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    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

  • Daimler’s SuperTruck helping in pursuit of 10-mpg truck

    March 27, 2015 10:46AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was a gratifying Mid-America Trucking Show for Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, who in one of his first addresses in that role in 2010 projected a 10 mpg truck would become

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    Daimler pleased with demand for DT12 transmission

    September 24, 2014 3:55AM by James Menzies

    HANNOVER, Germany — The acceptance rate for the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission has exceeded the expectations of Daimler powertrain executives, with a take rate of about 25% in the Freightliner Cascadia just one year after the transmission’s launch.


    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