Transmissions

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August 27, 2014

Test Drive: Allison’s TC10 Automatic Transmission

This 10-speed brings continuous power to a crowded field of smooth self-shifters.

August 18, 2014

Navistar Offers Fuel-Efficient Transmission Package

Navistar announced that it is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational truck models.

August 15, 2014

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

August 7, 2014

Direct Drive or Overdrive?

The long-running debate over which type of transmission — direct drive or overdrive — provides the greatest efficiency is one that’s not easily settled and not likely to go away.

July 31, 2014

Test Drive: Cummins-Eaton Powertrain Smooth as Silk

Cummins and Eaton may have finally nailed it with their SmartAdvantage Powertrain combo, reports Equipment Editor Jim Park in July's Test Drive. The SmartAdvantage powertrain offers fuel and weight saving, as well as a very, very good driving experience.

July 22, 2014

Video: ZF Innovation Truck Parks by Remote Control

An engineer uses a tablet app to maneuver a tractor-semitrailer-trailer. In response to transmitted signals, the tractor steers itself and pushes the trailers to match the instructions. See HDT's coverage of the event here.

July 17, 2014

Eaton to Provide Navistar’s Heavy-Duty Remanufactured Transmissions

The majority of the deliveries, which started July 1, to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions.

July 14, 2014

Eaton Adds to Authorized Rebuilder Program

Power management company Eaton recently added Anderson Brothers., Inc. to its Authorized Rebuilder Program.

July 10, 2014

Remotely Controlled Double-Trailer Rig Parks Precisely at ZF Demo

The ZF Innovation Truck demonstrates how a driver could walk along with a tablet or cell phone, telling the combination vehicle where to go. This could boost efficiency for fleets, the company said this week during a press event that also highlighted a new transmission that could be offered eventually in North America.

June 20, 2014

Three-Year Warranty Coverage Now on Standard and Flex Reman Eaton Transmissions

Power management company Eaton Corporation has expanded its three-year bundled warranty program for remanufactured transmissions to now include all commercial truck vocations in the U.S. and Canada.

May 28, 2014

Con-way Truckload Purchases 550 New Trucks, Most Automated

Con-way Truckload has purchased 550 new Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner and Navistar tractors, most of which will be equipped with automated transmissions and all with 6x4 axles.

May 22, 2014

Integrated Powertrain Debuts from Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.

April 18, 2014

Transmission Trends

The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’

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.

April 7, 2014

Eaton Enhances Authorized Rebuilder Program

Eaton has added several new transmission model families to its Eaton Authorized Rebuilder program and extended the warranty period for covered transmissions.

March 28, 2014

Volvo VNL Series to Feature Eaton SmartAdvantage Package

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Volvo Trucks will offer the Eaton SmartAdvantage Powertrain in all VNL Series models. In addition to lighter weight and increasing the driver pool with smooth, automated shifting, this powertrain is designed to enhance the time spent in a diesel engine’s most efficient RPM zone helping to reduce fuel consumption.

March 27, 2014

Eaton Launches Fuller Advantage Series Transmission with Paccar

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Eaton announced that an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmissions will be available on select Paccar trucks with the MX-13 engine in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

March 18, 2014

Eaton, Cummins Expand SmartAdvantage Powertrain Portfolio

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Eaton and Cummins have added the ISX12 diesel to the SmartAdvantage powertrain portfolio while upping the gross vehicle weight for the previously announced Advantage Series/ISX15 diesel combination to 110,000 pounds.

March 5, 2014

Allison: New FuelSense Features Can Save Up to 20% in City Operations

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Allison Transmission says a new series of FuelSense fuel-efficiency features can deliver 5% to 15% savings for certain truck applications compared to its current base-line fully automatic, “constant power” products. Freightliner says it will be the first OEM in North America to release FuelSense in medium-duty trucks late this year.

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.

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