ABC Companies Selects Detroit Diesel DD13 for 2010 Emissions Solution

DETROIT – Nov. 10, 2011 – Detroit Diesel today announced that ABC Companies has selected the Detroit Diesel DD13® engine for its initial introduction into the 2010 emissions offerings of its 2011 model year motor coaches. ABC Companies is the U.S.-based distributor of renowned Belgian motorcoach manufacturer Van Hool NV.

The relationship between Detroit Diesel and Van Hool began more than 20 years ago, when the company ordered its first Series 60 engine. Since then, this leading provider of motorcoaches, transit buses, double deck buses and mini-buses has bought more than 2,000 engines from Detroit Diesel.

Detroit Diesel worked closely with ABC Companies to develop a unique configuration of its DD13 engine specifically for its motorcoach products.

“Detroit Diesel has provided excellent engineering support from the very beginning of our relationship,” said Ashley Cornell, vice president of CustomerCare for ABC Companies. “Not only is the engine easy to install and service, but its reliability and fuel economy continue to exceed our expectations.

The DD13 engine delivers power and torque on demand, with a long flat torque range of 500 RPM. Equipped with Detroit Diesel BlueTec® SCR emissions technology and the exclusive 1-Box emission package, the DD13 provides unmatched reliability and fuel economy.

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Detroit Diesel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of on-highway diesel engines for the commercial truck market. Headquartered in Detroit, Mich., Detroit Diesel Corporation is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of these products, in addition to supporting alternative and hybrid engine strategies for the commercial truck marketplace. Detroit Diesel Corporation is a Daimler company.

About ABC Companies

ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that cover a full spectrum of operational needs including new and pre-owned full size highway coach equipment, mid-size shuttle transport vehicles, and advanced design heavy duty transit equipment. With stocked parts inventory at seven strategically placed locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and sales and service support from six locations, ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after sale service network for service and repairs, collision services, extensive OEM and quality aftermarket parts needs for transit, motorcoach and heavy-duty equipment. Additionally, private and municipal financing and leasing options are available through the company's financial services group – one of the largest financial service providers within the industry. For more information, contact ABC Companies at 1-800-222-2875 or visit the company web site at

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