Powertrains

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September 24, 2017

Cummins Sees a Future with Many Truck Power Options

Cummins continues to embrace a “buffet” of power sources for the marketplace as it prepares for a future that includes diesel, hybrids, electric powertrains, and fuel cells, the company told trucking reporters in Atlanta Sunday prior to the opening of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

September 19, 2017

Nikola Developing Electric Truck Powertrain with Bosch

Nikola Motor Company and Bosch have teamed up to develop an electric powertrain designed for Nikola’s long-haul electric heavy-duty trucks.

September 7, 2017

International Takes New A26 Engine on Tour

International Truck is taking its new A26 12.4L engine on the road to dealers throughout the North America, training them as well as customers on the new

August 14, 2017

Downsped SmartAdvantage Powertrain Offers Improved Fuel Economy

The Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture has added a new downsped overdrive model to its range of Eaton and Cummins SmartAdvantage Powertrains.

April 24, 2017

Downspeeding Comes of Age

The question of how downspeeding is helping fleets save on fuel – and what's in store for the future – was the topic at a recent session at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

December 20, 2016

Quick Spin: Paccar’s New Powertrain

With two of the three major components in place, Paccar touts the advantages of an integrated powertrain.

October 3, 2016

Eaton, Cummins Add Increased Torque Capacity for SmartAdvantage

Eaton and Cummins have expanded the SmartAdvantage powertrain lineup to include a new transmission model with 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque.

August 26, 2016

International Offers 4-Year Powertrain Warranty for DuraStar

International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.

June 3, 2016

Mack to Debut Refuse Powertrains at WasteExpo

Mack Trucks will showcase its 2017 powertrain lineup at WasteExpo 2016, including the public debut of its newest Mack MP series engines, the company announced.

April 27, 2016

NTN Makes 2016 Differential Kit Catalog Available

NTN Bearing has released its 2016 NTN Bower Differential Service Kits Catalog indexing repair solutions for the powertrain rebuilder customers.

March 7, 2016

Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

February 16, 2016

Electric Delivery Trucks Replace Ameripride Fleet Vehicles

Uniform and linen supply company Ameripride Services will replace 20% of its fleet at one branch with electric delivery trucks equipped with Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrains.

October 14, 2015

Quick Tour: Mack/Volvo Hagerstown Powertrain Plant

Take a short stroll along some of the one-and-a-half-million square feet of production space inside the Mack/Volvo Powertrain assembly plant in Hagerswon, Md., which recently began assembling all Mack heavy-duty drive axles as well as handling the machining of axle carrier housings. Photos: David Cullen

April 22, 2015

Freightliner Offers Efficient Packages for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.

March 26, 2015

Volvo Expands XE Powertrain Lineup

Volvo Trucks expanded the XE powertrain package lineup with a super direct drive version using the I-Shift transmission. The company also expanded its Remote Diagnostics service to monitor I-Shift components as well.

March 25, 2015

Detroit Starts Production on Integrated Powertrain

Detroit Diesel began production of the components making up the integrated Detroit Powertrain, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

January 26, 2015

Powertrain Specs: More Science Than Art

Torque is both an enabler of downspeeding and a source of concern about delivering peak torque at very low engine speed.

December 5, 2014

Detroit Automated Manual Comes Standard with IPM

Intelligent Powertrain Management comes standard on the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission when paired with any heavy-duty Detroit engine.

September 8, 2014

Mack Adds More Efficient Powertrain

Mack Trucks released its latest integrated powertrain option, the Mack MP7 204 Super Econodyne with improved fuel efficiency.

August 13, 2014

Volvo’s Enhanced 2016 VN Series Trucks Tout Increased Fuel Efficiency

Volvo announced several enhancements to the 2016 VN Series highway tractors designed to improve fuel efficiency compared to previous generations.

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