Automated Manual Transmissions

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April 11, 2014

MATS Focus: Integrated Drivetrains and Automated Transmissions

If there was an unspoken theme to this year's Mid-America Trucking Show, it was probably the focus on integrated drivetrains. And Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, had some interesting things to say about automated transmissions in general.

March 3, 2014

Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s own trucks. For truck users, this can be a good thing, because they’re designed to work specifically with a company’s other components.

February 13, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Mack Pinnacle's Fuel-Saving Powertrain

In this three-part video test drive of a 2013 Mack Pinnacle, Equipment Editor Jim Park rides with Dave McKenna, Mack's director of powertrain sales. He explores the mDrive automated manual transmission and the Mack SuperEconodyne fuel-saving powertrain package.

January 29, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Up Close and Personal with Kenworth's T680

Join Equipment Editor Jim Park behind the wheel of a brand-new Kenworth T680 as he puts the truck's Cummins ISX and Eaton UltraShift Plus through their paces on the mountains and valleys of Interstate 82 in Washington state.

January 15, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Volvo VN780 – Man vs. Machine in the I-Shift Challenge

It's man vs. machine when Equipment Editor Jim Park pits his shifting abilities against that of Volvo's I-Shift transmission in part one of this two-part Ulitimate Test Drive video. Then watch as Park experiences Volvo's XE13 fuel-saving drivetrain on the rolling highways between Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C.

January 2, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Videos Add New Dimension to Vehicle and Component Evaluations

Heavy Duty Trucking has teamed up with Today's Trucking, an award-winning Canadian magazine published by Newcom, to bring you the Ultimate Test Drive Video series. We're kicking it off with a special two-part "twin sticks" edition. Equipment Editor Jim Park visits Mack's test track in Allentown, Pa., to experience first-hand 50 years of advancements in transmission technology.

January 2, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Twin Stick to mDrive

In this special two-part "twin sticks" edition of our Ultimate Test Drive videos, Equipment Editor Jim Park visits Mack's test track in Allentown, Pa., to experience first-hand 50 years of advancements in transmission technology.

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