Pierce and Detroit extend exclusive fire service relationship

Through 2018, the Detroit DD13 engine is available exclusively on Pierce's firetrucks.


Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) and Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, 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, 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." 

The DD13 comes with BlueTec SCR emissions technology and Detroit's exclusive aftertreatment system. The DD13 also meets 2013 OBD and 2014 Greenhouse Gas emissions regulations. 

"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."

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