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January 16, 2012

Detroit Axles Debut

The first product announcement since the launch of the remade Detroit brand is a comprehensive line of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle axles. David Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) says the new Detroit branded axle made Detroit a third supplier to competitors Dana and Meritor. However, unlike those Tier One suppliers, the Detroit axles will only be available in Freightliner and Western Star, Thomas Built buses and products from the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (step vans and motor home chassis and other specialized products)

The axles are manufactured in the United Sates, co-located with the production of the DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines in the Detroit Diesel facility in Redford, MI.