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April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership

The new automated manual transmission joint venture between Cummins and Eaton will include both existing and new products for global distribution. Photo: Eaton

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.

Tags: Cummins, Automated Manual Transmissions, Powertrain Integration, Global Marketing, Global, Eaton, Transmissions

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Ups Fuel Efficiency with Super Econodyne Direct Option

Mack Trucks’ Super Econodyne Direct is a new fuel-saving option that combines Mack’s Super Econodyne rating with a direct drive version of the Mack mDrive automated manual transmission to boost fuel efficiency. Photo: Mack Trucks

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.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Mack Trucks, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive

March 14, 2017 - Product News

Eaton Increases Power, GVW Capacity on Procision Transmission

Image: Eaton

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

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Adds Safety, Performance Features to I-Shift on VHD

Paver Assist for the I-Shift on Volvo VHD model dump trucks helps eliminate bumps and disturbances in the pavement laying process. Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America has added new safety and performance features for the Volvo I-Shift for Severe Duty and I-Shift with Crawler gears automated manual transmissions.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Severe Duty, Paver, I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions

July 8, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Offers Automatic Transmission on T880 Short Hood

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has announced the option for a 7-speed Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic transmission on its 116.5-inch BBC T880 short hood.

Tags: Kenworth, Allison Transmission, Automated Manual Transmissions, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

2017 Mack MP-8 TC uses a second turbo to send extra power to the crankshaft and save fuel. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automated Manual Transmissions, Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency, Vocational Trucks, Diesel Engines

April 22, 2016 - Product News

Allison TC10 Transmission to be Offered in Paccar Trucks

Peterbilt Model 579 day cab Photo: Peterbilt

Paccar has partnered with Allison Transmission to release the automatic Allison TC10 transmission in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with Paccar and Cummins engines.

Tags: Paccar, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Automated Manual Transmissions

March 22, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Refines 2017 Engines, Adds Crawler-Gear Option for I-Shift

Turbo compounding includes a second turbocharger (to the left of the standard turbo), and a fluid coupling and geartrain to send power to the D13&#39;s crankshaft. Photos: Volvo Trucks NA<br />

Engines will include refined D11 and D13 diesels and a previously improved D16. A turbo compounded D13 TC will have a second turbocharger linked to the crankshaft, adding as much as 50 hp and 4% in fuel economy.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Volvo Trucks, Automated Manual Transmissions

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

Eaton's Procision Transmission Wins 2016 TWNA Technical Achievement Award

Photo: Eaton

Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch automatic transmission has won the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America.

Tags: Dual-Clutch, Awards, Eaton Corporation, Truck Writers of North America, Automated Manual Transmissions

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Adds Automated Manual Transmissions for Vocational Use

Photo: Mack Trucks

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.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Vocational Trucks

February 2, 2016 - Product News

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton&#39;s Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

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.

Tags: Eaton, Automated Manual Transmissions, Transmissions, Vocational Trucks

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks to Bring New Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line to U.S.

&amp;ldquo;Our investment is a tangible example of how we maximize the use of our global platforms optimized for regional markets,&amp;rdquo; said Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG Board of Management member responsible for trucks and buses. Photo: David Cullen

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.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Engines, Detroit, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Detroit DD5

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Show Direct Drive Powertrain, UltraShift Enhancements

Urge to Move feature in an UltraShift Plus vocational gearbox allowed easy starting of this 125,000-pound GCW rig on 8 and 15 percent upgrades at Eaton&#39;s Proving Grounds.

The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Cummins ISX15, Automated Manual Transmissions

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Mesilla Valley to Equip Allison TC10 on a Third of Its Fleet

Photo: Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transport will equip its 2015-2016 Class 8 truck purchases with Allison’s TC10 automatic transmission, the carrier announced.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Allison Transmission, Automated Manual Transmissions

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

International to Couple Allison TC10 With Cummins ISX15

Photo: Tom Berg

International Truck will be offering the Allison TC10 automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 on its International ProStar Model. The combination will be available for order by Dec. 2015.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Allison Transmission, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Automated Manual Transmissions

September 22, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Adds Low-Speed Enhancements to Transmissions

The UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton has added two optional features to the company’s UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions designed to enhance low-speed maneuverability.

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions

August 24, 2015 - Industry News

Allison Celebrates 100 Years by Promoting Today’s Products

Red tractors have Allison transmissions, white ones have competitors&amp;rsquo; products. Visitors can experience the difference. Photo by Tom Berg.

The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their company’s founder and honoring accomplishments in this, the company’s centennial year.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Company Anniversaries, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, History, Automated Manual Transmissions

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Dual-Clutch Transmission Coming to DuraStar

Image via Eaton

The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.

Tags: Dual-Clutch, International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Automated Manual Transmissions

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

C.R. England Rewards Drivers With Western Star Trucks

C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to it&#39;s fleet this year. Photo courtesy of C.R. England

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.

Tags: Western Star, C.R. England, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Driver Retention

April 30, 2015 - Product News

Mack mDrive HD Made to Handle Most Vocational Duties

The mDrive will be available on Titan extra heavy duty models, where it is rated for up to 120,000 lbs GCW. This rig weighed about 105,000 pounds. Photo: Tom Berg

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.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Vocational, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions

Infographic detailing the driver facing amenities of Con-way Truckload&#39;s newest trucks. Graphic via Con-way Truckload

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.

Tags: Freightliner, Driver Shortage, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions, Kenworth, Spec'ing

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Predicting Another Banner Year

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.

Tags: Truck Sales, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show, Global, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, MATS

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Expands Advantage Product Line, Adds Coast Mode to AMTs

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.

Tags: Eaton, Automated Manual Transmissions, Eaton Advantage, UltraShift Plus

March 19, 2015 - Product News

Volvo Offers Reinforced I-Shift Transmission for Severe Duty

The Volvo VHD 200. Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks

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.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Severe Duty, I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions, Vocational Trucks

March 16, 2015 - Product News

Mack's GuardDog Connect Monitors mDrive Transmissions

Photo: Mack Trucks

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.

Tags: Telematics, Technology, Mack Trucks, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive

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