Detroit and Pierce extend fire service agreement

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) and Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, today announced a five-year extension of their fire service agreement. Through 2018, the Detroit DD13 engine is available exclusively on Pierce’s complete line of custom fire and emergency vehicles.

Detroit developed a unique configuration of its DD13 engine to meet Pierce Manufacturing’s specific cab, wheelbase and compartment space requirements. Ideal for fire and emergency applications, the lightweight DD13 combines advanced technologies such as ACRS, an asymmetrical turbocharger and an integrated Jacobs® engine brake to deliver a powerful and fuel-efficient performance.

“When it comes to selecting the right vehicle to meet the needs of their communities, Pierce customers expect nothing but the best, which includes key components such as the engine,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “This extension of Pierce’s exclusive offering of the DD13 is important because of its proven track record for power, reliability and ultra-low emissions.”

“Detroit and Pierce have been partners for more than 30 years, and we are pleased to extend our exclusive arrangement with them for five more years,” said Brad Williamson, manager, engine and component marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “The DD13 engine has the right combination of power, performance, efficiency and durability to meet the exacting demands of the fire and emergency services market.”