Freightliner Trucks is an American manufacturer of heavy duty trucks, chassis and semi-trailer trucks in the United States. The company was founded as Freightliner Inc in 1942 and is now a division of Daimler Trucks North America, a subsidiary of the German Daimler AG.
The company is known mainly for the heavy duty class 8 diesel trucks it produces, as well as classes 5-7 trucks. As of 2005, Freightliner is the largest manufacturer of heavy duty trucks in North America with annual revenue of over $32 billion (2012 est.) and over 24,000 employees (including Detroit Diesel). Because Freightliner LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler, a non-American corporation, it is not included in Fortune 500 rankings. It is comparable to the 125th largest company in those rankings based on the criteria used.
Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) is an American diesel engine producer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The company produces on-highway medium and heavy-duty diesel engines for the commercial truck market, and for other commercial and automobile use.
Engines range from 170 to 600 hp (127 to 448 kW) for the on-highway market. The Series 60 has been the market share leader since 1992, and combined with the MBE 4000, has 27% of the Class 8 market. Worldwide, over 1,000,000 Series 60s, and over 350,000 MBE 900s, are in operation. Unusual for a high-speed engine, much of the Detroit Diesel range is two-stroke rather than four-stroke.
Now re-branded to just Detroit eliminating the Diesel part of the name.
Here at Diesels Only we work on all the Freightliner trucks and Detroit Diesel engines. From routine maintenance to a complete diesel engine rebuild, Diesels Only is your local Denver shop to have this work expertly done.
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