Detroit Diesel’s Engine Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., is one of the first manufacturing plants to reduce energy use in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenge, the diesel engine maker announced.
The engine maker met goals for reducing its so-called energy intensity by 17 percent, exceeding the federal agency’s reduction goal by 7 percent. Tasks in the agency’s Energy Star challenge include lowering and tracking energy use and verifying subsequent savings.
The Redford, Mich.-based manufacturer was also honored for outstanding achievement at a statewide professional engineering conference. The award recognizes the Michigan-based industrial company that has made the most contributions in the area of energy conservation, said a company spokeswoman.
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Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.