News began cropping up late last year about the new DD5 engine from Detroit Diesel. As the first of several new diesel engine designs to come (DD8 coming in 2018), the DD5 sets itself squarely as a contender in the medium duty niche. The DD5 offers the flexibility you’d expect from the versatile medium duty lineup, with two power options: 210HP/575ft-lb torque and a 230HP/660ft-lb torque. Another big enhancement this engine brings to the road is a lengthy 45,000 mile maintenance interval.
Built with a classic look and packed with plenty of power, the Freightliner Coronado has been a long-standing warrior of the road. But a semi truck known for its power doesn’t mean you’re boxed in when looking at it. The Coronado actually comes with a variety of engine options, from the efficient Detroit Diesel DD14 to the beefy DD16 and Cummins ISX15. Right off the bat this allows you to choose for your typical use case. If you generally haul more medium-sized loads for long distance
Triad Freightliner uses Detroit Diesel engines throughout its lineup. This means its semi trucks are powered by a reliable name that has led the industry for decades. Detroit Diesel is constantly redefining the modern semi truck engine, trimming up efficiency and added new features that make the ride more comfortable and productive for operators.
But eventually all semi trucks need parts and maintenance, right? This is the other big advantage of adding a Freightliner truck to yourRead more…
Detroit Diesel’s innovative BlueTec emissions technology combines four major sub-technologies to improve efficiency in Detroit’s diesel engines. These technologies are native to all models of modern Detroit Diesel engines, and are comprised of the following:
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
Sellective catalytic reduction (SCR)
Diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)
Diesel particulate filter (DPF)
In a nutshell, gases are sent downstream rather than requiring more complex changesRead more…
You may already know that Triad Freightliner carries an inventory of semi truck parts in the Greensboro area. These parts range from maintenance items to accessories to personalize the cab a bit for your journeys. But here are some facts about semi trucks you may not know.
Why are they called semi trucks?
The origin of the word “semi” in semi trucks actually comes from the trailer. The trailer itself has no front wheels and can only be used when connected to the tractor portion. This