1988 - On January 1, 1988, a joint venture between Penske Corporation and General Motors created Detroit Diesel, the successor to the heavy-duty diesel engine business of the Detroit Diesel Allison Division.
1993 - In October 1993, Detroit Diesel had grown in on-highway heavy-duty market share to 33 percent from 3 percent only a few years earlier. The company also completed a successful initial public offering of common stock, becoming a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol "DDC."
2000 - In October, DaimlerChrysler, the world's leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel truck engines, completed a tender offer for all outstanding shares of Detroit Diesel.
2005 - Detroit Diesel Corporation invested $350 million to refurbish and retool its plant for future business.
2007 – Detroit Diesel announces its new line-up of engines starting with the launch of the all-new DD15.
2010 - Detroit Diesel launched BlueTec® emissions technology and the complete series of Detroit Diesel DD platform engines including the DD13, DD15and DD16engines.
2011 – Daimler Trucks North America announces the Detroit brand as an umbrella for all future powertrain related components.
Daimler Trucks North America announces EPA has certified DTNA's complete portfolio of model year 2013 on-highway, vocational and medium duty vehicles as fully compliant with the new greenhouse gas...