Detroit Diesel

New vid: Mike Ryan jumps stunt Freightliner

| March 24, 2014

The elaborately-shot video commandeered a Long Beach port terminal to make a gymkhana-style course and stage the resulting video, with plenty spectacular stunts and precision handling.

Freightliner continues to increase market share

| February 18, 2014

The company finished 2013 with nearly 38 percent of the overall Class 6-8 market share, also increasing to 30 percent of the vocational market.

Detroit unveils telematics system, makes DT12 available for DD13-equipped trucks

| September 18, 2013

Detroit has introduced its Detroit Connect telematics tablet, which is designed to help drivers navigate, comply with hours of service regulations, perform pre- and post-trip inspections and send and receive two-way messages.

Gale Banks / Mike Ryan Racing super-turbo rig at Pike’s Peak

| July 08, 2013

"Attending the Pike's Peak hill climb needs to be on everyone's bucket list!" says reader Don Christner -- more here on Class 8 racer Mike Ryan's performance at the June 30 event.

When trucks were trucks: Familiar faces at Fitzgerald’s

| June 29, 2013

Bill Blankenship of McMinnville, Tenn., showed off a classic find of a 1953 GMC 630, powered by a 134-hp Detroit diesel, at the Pride & Polish at Fitzgerald's.

Detroit’s automated-manual transmission coming to U.S. market

| April 29, 2013

The Detroit DT12 automated-manual transmission that will be available exclusively in Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with Detroit DD15 engines starting next month.

Vocational spec’ing: With downspeeding trend, keep close eye on torque/hp combo

| February 26, 2013

In the past, heavy duty vocational trucks may have been spec'd with 550 hp and 1,950 lb.-ft. of torque to get the load rolling. Today, 470-hp engines with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque can do the job.

Mustang’s 3-million-mile, one-truck haul nears end

| September 06, 2012

Owner-operator Mike Crawford is approaching 3 million safe miles all logged in the same 1994 Freightliner -- wish him luck on the final 37,000...

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