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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

March 5, 2015 - Product News

Heavy-Haul Titan Gains Automated Transmission

The mDrive HD transmission and Titan Heavy-Haul Truck. Photo courtesy of Mack

The mDrive HD automated manual transmission is now standard on Mack's Titan Heavy-Haul Truck, the truck maker announced at the National Heavy Equipment Show in Ontario, Canada.

Tags: Heavy Haul, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Mack Trucks

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage

A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE

December 5, 2014 - Product News

Detroit Automated Manual Comes Standard with IPM

The Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission: Photo via Detroit.

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

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Powertrain, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Sells Its Integrated Powertrain in Big Majority of Its Trucks

Green Volvo diesel mated to silver I-Shift AMT is by far the most common powertrain installed in Volvo trucks in its New River Valley, Va., plant.

The high “take” for Volvo Engines and Automated Transmissions reflects customer satisfaction with the efficiency and reliability of the products, the company says.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Volvo Trucks, I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions

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