November 20, 2015
Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.
October 2, 2015
Senior Editor Tom Berg offers his impressions of the driving characteristics of automated manual transmissions vs. automatic transmissions at an event at Allison Transmission's demonstration track in Indianapolis. First up: Eaton's AMT.
September 22, 2015
Eaton has added two optional features to the company’s UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions designed to enhance low-speed maneuverability.
August 21, 2015
What’s better than an mDrive automated manual transmission if you’re running Mack dump or mixer trucks? An mDrive HD, for (extra) heavy duty, the company says. Senior Editor Tom Berg's driving impressions.
July 28, 2015
The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.
July 14, 2015
C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to its fleet over the next few months, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers receiving the trucks first.
May 25, 2015
After 20 years on the fringes of the heavy-duty transmission world, the switch from sticks to semiconductors may be reaching the tipping point.
April 30, 2015
Mack’s mDrive HD automated manual transmission will handle most vocational duties with three programmable operating modes – Easy Shift, Enhanced Construction and Heavy Haul -- when it goes into full production in mid-May.
April 20, 2015
Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.
March 27, 2015
The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.
March 26, 2015
Eaton now offers is Advantage Series transmission in more configurations to broaden its appear to different long-haul, linehaul and regional markets. The Advantage Series automated models now come with a fuel-saving coast mode to decrease parasitic drag on the drive train when operating on hilly terrain.
March 19, 2015
Volvo Trucks North America released a rugged version of the I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift will be available for order in May on Volvo VHD vocational models.
March 16, 2015
Mack Trucks will be using its Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics system to monitor critical fault codes for trucks equipped with Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.
March 9, 2015
The MP8 engine provides the brawn while the engine and transmission controllers manage the power with an eye to fuel efficiency. Check out the video to see how Mack's two power profiles to give fleets the best of both worlds: performance or economy. Check out Part 1 here.
March 5, 2015
Mack's 13-liter MP8 engine may be small in stature, but it's big on performance. It delivers 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough to pull 138,000 lbs through the mountains on B.C.'s Vancouver Island.
The mDrive HD automated manual transmission is now standard on Mack's Titan Heavy-Haul Truck, the truck maker announced at the National Heavy Equipment Show in Ontario, Canada.
February 3, 2015
LAS VEGAS -- A heavier-duty version of Mack's mDrive automated manual transmission will be standard on the Granite truck starting this March.
December 23, 2014
Volvo Truck claims to be first in the world to launch a dual-clutch automated mechanical transmission in heavy trucks, and HDT European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand was on hand to try them out. Photos by Sven-Erik Lindstrand and Volvo Trucks.
Volvo Truck claims to be first in the world to launch a dual-clutch automated mechanical transmission in heavy trucks. HDT European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand takes it for a spin.
December 22, 2014
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.
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