DTNA, Jacobs extend partnership

Updated Aug 10, 2017

Jacobs Vehicle Systems and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) have signed a new long-term agreement, continuing their long-standing partnership into the future

The Jacobs and DTNA relationship began in 1962 when engine brakes were first installed on a Detroit Diesel Series 71 engine in an aftermarket application. Since the early 1980s, Jacobs Engine Brakes have been standard equipment starting with the joint development of the Detroit Diesel S60 engine platform in 1984 and more recently the Daimler global engine platform that launched in 2007, where the Detroit DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines are available in DTNA vehicles.

“This type of longevity would not exist without the strong collaboration between our engineering and commercial teams,” says Steve Ernest, vice president, Engineering and Business Development at Jacobs Vehicle Systems. “When you combine Daimler’s world-class engineering team and global market presence with the world’s leading engine braking technologies, the end result can only drive success.”

Jacobs says its engine braking system represents the most advanced engine braking technology available on the market, and it is designed for high performance, rapid response, and extreme durability. In addition, the design is modular which allows for technology to be seamlessly adapted as market demands change, the company says

“We are extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish with Daimler,” says Paul Paré, director, Marketing at Jacobs Vehicle Systems. “Working with Daimler from the earliest stages of development can only lead to future benchmark products that meet the demands of our customers. This relationship is a testament to the global leadership of the Jake Brake brand.”

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