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Detroit celebrates one million heavy-duty engines

The engines were produced at Redford, Mich., facility.

The biggest heavy-duty truck stories of 2022

Let’s put this year in perspective. In January, just 12 months ago, the U.S. set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations. Five months later in May, ACT Expo in-person attendance grew by 60% compared to the show that took place nine months earlier and the truck market was booming but hampered by supply chain shortages. And

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Finding a one-stop shop for diesel engine filters

It’s amazing how challenging it can be to find the right part, even something as seemingly simple as a diesel engine filter. After all, a filter is a filter, right? “Not all filters are created equal,” noted David Studley, lube and oil filter product manager, Fleetguard, who went on to explain that it would be

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Fyda Freightliner Columbus marks grand opening

Fyda Freightliner Columbus held its Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. The newly relocated dealership is now at 2700 NE Plain City Georgesville Road in West Jefferson, at exit 85 off I-70. The event was attended by almost 40 vendor companies and 500+ customers, vendors, and employees.  In addition, there

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It’s not ‘just’ a filter: Why high-quality diesel engine filtration matters

It can seem simple at the time—your diesel engine is due for service, requiring fuel and/or oil filters and your in-the-moment cost consciousness awakens. Yet that momentary decision has consequences that can ripple through your entire diesel engine lifecycle. Filtration impacts your engine’s fuel efficiency and its oil drain intervals—all things that add to its

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Freightliner Plus Series medium-duty truck walk around

Productivity and safety were the names of the Freightliner Plus Series M2 and SD games when the OEM unveiled the refreshed medium-duty and vocational trucks at a pre-launch truck event earlier this summer. While the talking point of truck technology finding its way into the vocational truck segment has been building over the past several

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Freightliner M2, SD Plus Series launch updates its medium-duty truck offering

Freightliner introduced the new Plus Series–enhanced versions of its M2 and SD models, including the M2 106 Plus, M2 112 Plus, 108SD Plus, and 114SD Plus. The enhanced models provide a major update to the interior and electrical systems of the M2 and SD models. The OEM noted that the Plus Series is designed to

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Western Star 57X test drive, walk around and safety demo

There’s no substitute for climbing into the cab of a brand new truck, taking the driver seat, sliding your hand across the wheel and taking it for a drive. Hopefully, this video is the next best thing. At a pre-launch event, the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) team gave me the chance to get behind

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Photo Gallery: Western Star 57X on-highway truck

The Western Star team let us lay our hands on the new on-highway truck, the 57X. Here’s a photo gallery and a bunch of first impressions from our time with the X-series truck. Click here if you’re looking for all of the product details and stay tuned for a full video that will show off

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Western Star unveils the 57X on-highway truck

Western Star introduced the latest addition to its X-Series–the all-new Western Star 57X. During a pre-release press event, the Western Star team noted that the 57X is the most fuel-efficient truck Western Star has ever built–5.8% more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, the 5700XE. Detroit power options, Detroit technology and tough-as-nails Western Star styling were also

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How Daimler Truck N.A. maps out a product strategy during a time of trucking transitions

The buzz of electrification in trucking continues to build as electric trucks roll into applications. While EV headlines continue to dominate (guilty as charged), diesel is still king of the road for the foreseeable future. Diesel development continues as the industry faces down another round of GHG emissions regulations in 2024, and diesel will play

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Detroit Active Side Guard Assist improves safety during low-speed turns

Detroit announced the addition of Active Side Guard Assist (ASGA) to the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems to improve safety in low-speed, passenger-side turns. Planned for production beginning Sept. 1, ASGA detects moving objects in the path of a right-hand turn at speeds below 12 MPH and applies the brakes, which improves safety at

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