Today's Trucking

Detroit’s DD8 is ready to go

February 6, 2018 by Rolf Lockwood

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The new Detroit DD8 engine, first hinted about in 2015 and formally introduced a year ago, has been in production since late last year. Yesterday, says Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), it was installed in a […]


Keynote named for Green Truck Summit

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Freightliner and Detroit, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Green Truck Summit. Schaefer will address technologies and developments in clean diesel, natural gas, and electrification […]


No date for Gordie Howe Bridge with project problems

December 5, 2017 by elizabeth

WINDSOR, ON – Both Canadian members of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and Untied States’ representatives of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) were on-hand Wednesday to ask members of the media to use their imaginations to get the full picture of their expansive vision.
The WDBA gave a technical update and showcased key locations for the Gordie Howe International Bridge, which aims to connect the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway – the Windsor extension of Ontario Highway 401 – and Interstate Highway I75 in Michigan, to add another port of entry to the busiest Canada-U.S. border crossing.
Set to be one of the top five longest bridges in North America once completed, the vision for the bridge includes two huge plazas – one on each side of the border – with 36 inspection booths, of which an estimated 18 will be dedicated to commercial vehicle use.
The project also plans to feature staging areas with facilities for commercial vehicle drivers in between the primary and secondary checkpoints.
Although the U.S. side of the bridge won’t feature a duty-free shop, or other amenities for those making the crossing, the WDBA says the addition of a shop or other faculties like a place to grab food or a coffee would be part of any package chosen through the on-going Request For Proposals (RFP).


WDBA to host meetings regarding Windsor-Detroit bridge

March 16, 2017 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON – Proponent teams part of the P3 procurement process for the Gordie Howe International Bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit, are producing their community benefit proposals and are looking to meet with community groups and non-profits operating in the Windsor-Essex or the Greater Detroit Area.


Detroit DD8 engine builds on medium-duty lineup

March 16, 2017 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Daimler Trucks North America has unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine aimed at the vocational truck market, building on the medium-duty platform introduced last year with the DD5.


Detroit DT12 with PTO

December 7, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Detroit Diesel has announced the coming availability of a power take-off (PTO) option for its Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission


RFP issued for Gordie Howe International Bridge project

November 10, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

WINDSOR, ON – The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project at the busiest Canada-U.S. commercial land border crossing.


Freightliner unveils brand new New Cascadia

September 1, 2016 by John Smith

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Want to have a closer look at the new 2018 Freightliner Cascadia? Wait no longer. Check out a video preview in our Ultimate Test Drive series.


Detroit’s Virtual Technician turns 5, reaches 200,000 units

June 15, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

DETROIT, MI – Five years after its launch, Detroit is celebrating a key milestone for the Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system developed in partnership with Zonar Systems Inc.


Detroit’s Mid-Range Engines

November 25, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

The new DD5 and DD8 diesels, to be built in Detroit, will be available in the Freightliner M2 late next year, in other DTNA trucks by 2018


New Detroit Connect Features

October 28, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system to further improve integration and communications


A Third Bridge Over Troubled Water?

July 31, 2015 by sehui

DETROIT — Another bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit is in the works, but it’s not the span that has the backing of the Canadian government.


C.R. England First U.S. Fleet to Adopt Western Star 5700XE

July 14, 2015 by sehui

SALT LAKE CITY – The trucking company C.R. England announced on Tuesday it is the first in the U.S. to introduce the 2016 Western Star 5700XE tractor featuring an automated shift transmission into its fleet.


More Cascadia Choices

April 1, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage packages are now available for the Freightliner Cascadia, driver comfort and convenience options too


Detroit-Windsor Bridge Sees Clear Road

February 20, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

OTTAWA — Finally, the green light is shining. The last big roadblock to building a new bridge joining Detroit with Windsor, ON has been pushed aside.