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What is AMT?

by Thomas Lehman, Detroit Components Product Marketing Manager

There are three types of transmissions used in the heavy-duty trucking segment: manual, automatic and automated manual. While it’s pretty easy to understand how a true manual transmission works, there’s often...

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Connectivity by Design

by Matt Pfaffenbach, Director of Connectivity

Recently I was riding a shuttle bus at the airport along with five other people. The moment the bus pulled away from the curb, all five people had their cell phones out and were “connected” to somewhere else altogether. I observe this behavior a lot; perhaps you have as well.

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Small Changes have a Big Impact

by Lori Heino-Royer, Director, Business Innovation

Paradigm change has driven innovation. In our industry, Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile and the truck over 100 years ago by thinking differently, as did Henry Ford when he made a small change that had a big impact on making...

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A Century of Engineering Innovation

by David Giroux, Director of Communications and Corporate Marketing

As the director of communications and corporate marketing at Daimler Trucks North America, I feel strongly that I have the best job in the world. In my position, I have the honor to represent and communicate for the...

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What's in a Drop of Fuel?

by Derek Rotz, Director, Advanced Engineering

They’re everywhere and indispensable, and life would seem unimaginable without the service they provide. This may sound a lot like smartphones, but right now I’m talking about trucks. According to the American Trucking Association...

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Innovation: The Struggle of What Is Possible and What Is Practical

by Matthew Pfaffenbach, Director of Connectivity

Innovation is the sexy stuff of industry. It is always the work which everyone wants to be a part of. It is the place where people can be granted free reign to imagine, to create, and to try something new. It can also be the most frustrating...

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