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Axles 05/21/2013

Our new line of DetroitTM truck axles is sold exclusively for Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Thomas Built Bus, and Freightliner Custom Chassis. Our front axles are rated from 6,000-20,000 lbs and turn up to 55 degrees. They are built alongside our legendary engines in our plant in Detroit, Michigan.

Durable Design

Detroit truck axles’ design makes them more durable and reliable, leading to less  maintenance and downtime. By using needle bearings (which roll) instead of   bushings (which rub and wear) we deliver a lower lifecycle cost. Our friction and thrust bearings ensure well-defined steering resistance and road tracking, eliminate steer chatter and wander, and significantly improve vehicle drivability. Our competitors consider bushings and king pins wear items, so don’t cover them under warranty. We cover our bearings.

 A Lightweight Issue

Our unique I-beam shape provides strength in a lightweight design for higher  payloads. When the industry added 300 to 400 lbs. of aftertreatment to the truck, we responded with a unique 12,500 lb. truck axle rating. This way, there’s no need to move to heavier and more expensive 13,200 lb. axle and wheel-ends.  We’ve designed it so you can move your trailer closer to your cab, improving your aerodynamics.


Finally, with the Detroit parts & service network, you’ll be sure to find what you need over the lifetime of your axle.

To Learn more about our full line of Detroit truck axles, visit

Detroit Connect Portal

The Detroit™ Connect portal is easy-to-use, one-stop-shop for all vehicle performance data gathered, transmitted and analyzed by Detroit Connect.  The portal gives you access to insights delivered by  Detroit Connect Virtual Technician℠. The Detroit Connect portal will also give you access to new features, such as Remote Updates, and Analytics, available late 2017.

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DTNA Connect Portal

DTNA Connect is the starting point for working with all brands and franchises that fall under the Daimler Truck North America umbrella: Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, SelecTrucks, Sterling, Freightliner, and Western Star. Here, you can access the full spectrum of online applications, resources and tools you need. Whether you use DTNA online resources to complete repairs, purchase parts, submit warranty claims, spec new vehicles or track the status of your truck orders, DTNAConnect streamlines the tasks and activities that are part of your daily work routine.

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