New Engineering Boss for Detroit

Penske Power Systems has a new engineer heading up its technical team in Australia. The owner of the Detroit Diesel brand in Australia announced the appointment of Ross Deves to the position of National Engineering Manager, this week. He replaces a man who has been ‘Mr Detroit’ for the past 27 years, Guy Macklan. He has been involved with the engine brand through n era where the product grew from two stroke technology, via the innovative, electronic Series 60 to the current DD 13 and DD 15 engines available today.
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The Return of the Series 60

The Series 60 is back, and will be available from Penske Power Systems as part of a limited production run. The introduction of the 14 litre Detroit Series 60 Legacy will see the legendary engines manufactured in the US exclusively for the Australia and New Zealand aftermarket and overhaul customers.
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How to save fuel

The subject of fuel consumption in a truck should always be front of mind. In this video Diesel’s European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, learns some lessons from a driving trainer around a course in the UK. The annual Volvo Fuel Challenge happened just the other day, a national competition where drivers duke it out over a fixed 11.6 km route, over two legs, to see who is the most fuel efficient. Read More
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New calibration for Detroit

Detroit is to introduce a new regeneration strategy for the DD 15 engine with the intention of improving the cost of ownership of the engines. Penske Power Systems announced the improvements in fuel economy this week.
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115% efficiency improvement

At the opening of the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Freightliner is claiming its SuperTruck project has achieved a 115 per cent freight-efficiency improvement. The announcement was made as the SuperTruck was unveiled as the centrepiece of the Daimler stand at the show.
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New name for Detroit

The company known, in recent years, as MTU Detroit Diesel Australia, formerly owned by the Daimler organisation, but now a division of Penske Automotive Group, is to be rebranded as Penske Power Systems, as of April 1, 2015. This follows the takeover of MTU DDA in 2014 by the Penske organisation, as it increases its profile in the Australian truck automotive scene.
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Dennis returns to Detroit

Former Managing Director of Cat Trucks in Australia, Kevin Dennis is set to return to the team at MTU Detroit Diesel Australia to head up the on-highway business. He will manage all Detroit’s Australia Pacific on-highway sales and dealer development, as well as product/technical support.
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Big week for Penske

It’s been just over nine months since Penske Commercial Vehicles took over the business of importing Western Star, MAN and Dennis Eagle trucks and buses into Australia. At the time, it was clear, Roger Penske was not going to stop there. If the one of the world’s largest automotive dealership groups, Penske Automotive Group, was going to engage with the Australian market it was bound to be on a much larger scale.
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