Transmissions

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June 22, 2017

Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Automated manual transmissions surpassed even the most optimistic predictions for adoption. How will the next generation of smarter, faster, and better connected AMTs boost safety, efficiency and, fuel economy?

April 10, 2017

Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership

A new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Manual Transmission Technologies, includes current Eaton AMTs as well as a new, heavy-duty AMT slated for introduction later this year, plus future AMT products designed for commercial vehicle markets worldwide.

March 23, 2017

Allison TC10 Available for Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Later this Year

Allison Transmissions has announced that its TC10 transmission will be available from Paccar later this year in the Kenworth T680 and T880, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 truck models.

March 23, 2017

Mack Ups Fuel Efficiency with Super Econodyne Direct Option

Mack Trucks has introduced Super Econodyne Direct, a new fuel-saving option that combines the Super Econodyne engine rating with a direct-drive version of its mDrive automated manual transmission.

March 14, 2017

Eaton Increases Power, GVW Capacity on Procision Transmission

Eaton has increased the horsepower and gross vehicle weight ratings for the company’s medium-duty Procision 7-speed transmissions.

March 14, 2017

Allison’s FuelSense 2.0 Allows Fleets to Improve Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission has announced FuelSense 2.0 transmission software, featuring DynActive Shifting, delivering up to 6% additional fuel savings beyond the original FuelSense software.

March 6, 2017

Eaton Tunes Transmissions for Vocational Fleets

Eaton has created a new Aggressive Performance calibration for the company’s lineup of UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions aimed at vocational fleets.

January 30, 2017

Eaton Adds Direct Shipping of Lubricant Products

Eaton has expanded the company’s distribution channels for Eaton-branded synthetic lubricants and multi-purpose grease to include direct shipments to fleets and independent owner-operators.

January 3, 2017

Eaton Brings Flex Reman Transmissions to Canada

Eaton has brought its lineup of Flex Reman transmissions into the Canadian marketplace for the first time.

December 21, 2016

Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

Automated manual transmissions rule the roost at U.S. Xpress today. Out of some 7,000 U.S. Xpress trucks running today, the fleet is down to just 16 “legacy” models still equipped with manual transmissions.

November 18, 2016

Detroit to Offer PTO Option for DT12 Transmission

Detroit Diesel is now offering a power take-off option for its automated manual transmission, the Detroit DT12.

October 31, 2016

Eaton Showcases Near- and Far-Future Technology

You may think of Eaton as primarily a transmission company, but at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, this fall, they showed a range of future technologies both near and far, from transmissions for electric vehicles to autonomous vehicle technology to waste heat recovery.

October 31, 2016

Eaton Launches Remote Diagnostics Tool for Automated Transmissions

Eaton recently launched IntelliConnect, a suite of connected solutions designed to improve uptime and efficiency. The initial module in the suite provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes.

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.

July 13, 2016

Greenkraft Offers Allison Transmission for Alternative Fuel Trucks

Alternative fuel truck and fuel system manufacturer Greenkraft is now offering fully automatic Allison Transmissions on its medium-duty trucks.

July 5, 2016

Using Crawler Gears on Volvo's I-Shift Transmission [Video]

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

Volvo’s I-Shift with Crawler Gears Boosts Performance, Productivity

"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

VIDEO: Idaho Milk Hauler Saves Fuel with Adaptive Gearing

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.

May 16, 2016

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Gearing [VIDEO]

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

Ford Updates F-150's 3.5L Turbo, Adds 10-Speed

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.

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