Allison bringing new transmission to regional haul market in select Freightliner trucks

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Updated Nov 18, 2019
Allison’s new 3414 RHS transmission offers a 20 percent ratings increase over the 3000 Series.Allison’s new 3414 RHS transmission offers a 20 percent ratings increase over the 3000 Series.

Allison Transmission announced the launch of the Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series transmission, which will initially be available from Freightliner Trucks as an uprate variant of the Allison 3000 Series automatic transmission. The 3414 RHS will provide increased ratings up to 410 horsepower and 1,450 lb-ft. torque, a 20 percent increase over the 3000 transmission.

“This increased power supports a growing trend for fleets to use trucks in mixed-duty cycles, often delivery routes in the morning on one shift and in regional haul routes on a second shift,” said John Coll, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Allison Transmission. “This increase in power expand Allison’s coverage of regional haul engine ratings to nearly 60 percent of our 3000 Series base products.”

The 3414 RHS offers fuel economy improvements of up to 8 percent with Allison’s xFE hardware and FuelSense 2.0 with DynActive Shifting. An engine-driven PTO and retarder can be spec’d where required. The new transmission is offered with five-year, 750,000-mile warranty.

Kary Schaefer, Daimler Trucks’ general manager of product marketing and strategy, said the 3414 RHS will be offered in the Freightliner M2 112 and Cascadia 116 trucks paired to the Detroit DD13 engine starting in the second half of 2020. The 3414 RHS is a drop-in solution for any chassis with a current Allison 3000 Series option with the same form, fit, function and connections.

“We have had customers come to us looking for this opportunity to offer this transmission in their applications when they are looking for a slightly higher torque ratings and a way to extend their applications using the same packaging footprint as the 3000 Series.”