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Eaton reimagines AMT’s role in future truck power management

In an era of rapid change in the commercial vehicle industry, Eaton laid out its technology road map for the next 10 years and beyond during a press conference at ...

Test drive: Volvo’s new 14 speed I-Shift AMT with crawler gears

The company believes so heavily in the future of shiftless driving that it is targeting growth opportunity in heavy haul and vocational segments by including optional crawler gears in 13 ...

Mack adds 13- and 14-speed options to mDrive HD trans, intros new exhaust aftertreatment system

Mack Trucks' mDrive HD will soon have offer two new spec options: 13- and 14-speed spec's for vocational and severe-duty markets that make use of low reduction gear ratios. It ...

Dana introduces more axle ratios compatible with SmartAdvantage powertrain

Dana announced Sunday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., that it is now offering axle ratios compatible with all seven configurations of the newly ...
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Mack: Take rate of automated transmission hits 70 percent in on-highway Pinnacle model

Mack’s automated manual transmission (AMT) mDRIVE recently exceeded 70 percent penetration in Mack Pinnacle axle back models and is also now the dominant transmission choice in Pinnacle axle forward models ...

NACFE Class 8 downspeeding study confirms 2 to 3 percent fuel economy boost

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released a new confidence report highlighting the benefits and disadvantages of diesel engine downspeeding technology in Class 8 applications this week. Mike Roeth, executive ...

Eaton adds aftermarket clutches to reman transmission warranty

Power management company Eaton continues to expand the warranty coverage options for the company’s aftermarket transmissions and clutches. Customers purchasing an Eaton factory remanufactured transmission with Roadranger-approved lubricant and an ...

Kenworth announces three new vocational truck options

Kenworth has announced three new options for its vocational lineup of trucks. Allison’s 4700 RDS 7-speed automatic transmission – with optional second “deep reverse” – can be ordered on Kenworth’s T880, ...

International set to offer new Allison TC10-Cummins ISX15 powertrain for ProStar

International announced Oct. 1 that it will soon offer on the ProStar tractor the Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 . The engine/transmission combination will be ...

Eaton adds low-speed enhancement to AMTs

Eaton has added two new options to its UltraShift PLUS and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions.

Manual transmission twilight, Part 2: Do manual transmissions have a future with fleets?

Automated-manual transmissions have made major marketshare gains in recent years. What does that mean for the future of manual transmissions? Part 2 in our series....

Manual transmission twilight? After decades of dominance, they could be relegated to special status soon

Time appears to be catching up to the manual transmission. Spurred by the pressure to maximize fuel economy and safety and to integrate new drivers into fleet operations quickly and ...

New integrated drivetrains speak a language all their own – and that’s a good thing for fuel-conscious fleets

While some drivers remain resistant to AMTs, every year more are won over by their ease of use and additional safety advantages. Fleet managers have found them to be largely ...

C.R. England purchases 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors

C.R. England this week announced the introduction of 2016 Western Star 5700 XE tractors into its fleet.  Starting in July and then over the next several months, almost 200 new units ...