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Posted: August 1, 2014

Detroit Diesel has published a new driver training video for the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission. The video can be found on the Detroit website.

It will assist drivers in operating the DT12 effectively from the start, the company says, and teaches them to take full advantage of all of the transmission’s features to achieve maximum performance and fuel economy.

Designed for drivers to watch before they drive a truck equipped with a DT12 for the first time, the video will help them understand the new functions and features of the transmission, such as eCoast, Active Driveline Protection, and more. The video also demonstrates true two-pedal operation with an integrated stalk-mounted shifter that controls gear selection, engine brakes, driving modes, and manual shifting. Tips on selecting the right driving modes based on terrain and application are also included.

The DT12 is easy to adapt to, says Detroit, and helps drivers achieve optimum fuel economy with minimal effort compared to operating a manual or automatic transmission.

It’s available in the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with a Detroit DD15 engine. As of next month it will also be offered in all Cascadias equipped with Detroit DD13 engines for over-the-road/linehaul applications.


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