Detroit offering DT12 transmission training video

Updated Sep 5, 2013

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) today announced that it has published a new driver training video for the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission. The video can be found on the Detroit website (

The video will assist drivers in operating the DT12 effectively from the start, and teaches them to take full advantage of all of its features to achieve maximum performance and fuel economy from their Detroit powertrain.

Designed for drivers to watch before they drive a truck equipped with a DT12 for the first time, the video will help them understand the new functions and features of the transmission, such as eCoast, Active Driveline Protection, and more. The video also demonstrates true two-pedal operation with an integrated stalk mounted shifter that controls gear selection, engine brakes, driving modes and manual shifting. Tips on selecting the right driving modes based on terrain and application are also included.

“The DT12 is easy to adapt to and, with the simple instruction provided in the video, will provide a better driving experience,” said Brad Williamson, manager, engine and component marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “The DT12 helps drivers achieve optimum fuel economy with minimal effort compared to operating a manual or automatic transmission.”

Available now in the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with a Detroit DD15 engine and in October in all Cascadia’s equipped with Detroit DD13 engines, Detroit says the DT12 enhances fuel economy and performance for over-the-road/line-haul applications.

The new DT12 Driver Training Video is one of many resources available from Detroit to help drivers perform safely and efficiently. For more information, go to