July 13, 2016
Alternative fuel truck and fuel system manufacturer Greenkraft is now offering fully automatic Allison Transmissions on its medium-duty trucks.
July 5, 2016
Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s finger tips – or thumb tip, actually. This is especially useful for vocational trucks like dumpers and mixers. Volvo’s Wade Long explains how to choose the lower gears using the shift selector.
June 29, 2016
"Extreme startability" and low-rev cruising at highway speeds are the main advantages of a new crawler-gear option for Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift HD automated manual transmission, demonstrated for customers and trade press reporters June 27-28.
May 16, 2016
Volvo Trucks has put a new spin on an old powertrain management strategy. By locking out top gear on its I-Shift overdrive transmission, drivers can pull loads efficiently in 11th gear (direct drive) and still get the performance they want.
In the latest "Focus On" video, Equipment Editor Jim Park talks to Gene Brice, co-owner of Idaho Milk Transport, about how Volvo's Adaptive Gearing is ideally suited to tank fleets that run half their miles empty.
May 3, 2016
The 2017 F-150 will arrive with a more powerful twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed transmission to deliver improved acceleration and performance than the prior model, Ford has announced.
April 26, 2016
Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.
April 22, 2016
Paccar has partnered with Allison Transmission to release the automatic Allison TC10 transmission in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with Paccar and Cummins engines.
April 21, 2016
Fuel economy and ease of driving push customers into buying automatic or automated products.
March 15, 2016
Eaton is offering a free clutch with the purchase of a heavy-duty remanufactured transmission as part of a limited time aftermarket program.
March 11, 2016
The EZ Oil Drain Valve is designed for engine oil changes but the valves can also be used for drains on Allison Transmissions, according to Global Sales Group.
March 8, 2016
Illinois Auto Truck’s AutoSet Clutch is a self-adjusting heavy-duty clutch that compensates for wear over time by auto-adjusting to maintain the clutch pedal free play.
March 2, 2016
Mack Trucks released 13- and 14-speed versions of its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission to better suit certain vocational and on-highway applications.
February 23, 2016
For years Eaton has been improving its UltraShift Plus series to make the heavy-duty automated manual transmissions do more things and do them better. Blended Pedal, Urge to Move features make Eaton automated gearboxes more useful.
February 2, 2016
Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.
December 11, 2015
Phillips 66 Lubricants has added two new heavy-duty synthetic transmission lubricants to its commercial product line – Triton Synthetic MTF and Kendall SHP Synthetic MTF.
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 8, 2015
Eaton is offering expanded warranty coverage for the company’s aftermarket transmissions and clutches.
October 7, 2015
Kenworth has announced three new options, all aimed at the company’s lineup of vocational trucks-- a new transmission, a bumper and a fixed grille.
October 5, 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. Here's the Allison TC10.
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