Allison Transmission’s 3414 Regional Haul Series fully automatic transmission has been integrated into Volvo’s heavy-duty VNL trucks and is available to order.
The first production orders for 3414 RHS-equipped VNL trucks have been built for regional haul, food and beverage and distribution customers.
This release at Volvo supports Allison’s growth in the heavy-duty day cab tractor market, which represents a growth opportunity of $100 million dollars in annual revenue, Allison officials said in a press release.
The Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series is an uprated variant of Allison’s proven 3000 Series fully automatic transmission. The 3414 RHS offers up to 8% fuel economy improvement over the Allison 3000 Highway and Rugged Duty Series transmissions, and provides 25% faster acceleration when compared to competitive automated manual transmissions, according to the company. The 3414 RHS is also the lightest transmission in the segment at up to 11% lighter than the next closest competitive product, they added.
“The 3414 Regional Haul Series is an example of Allison’s dedication to continued innovation, as well as our commitment to continued investment in our conventional transmission portfolio,” said Rohan Barua, vice president of North American sales and global channel and aftermarket at Allison Transmission. “The 3414 RHS expands Allison’s addressable market and enables the pursuit of share growth opportunities in the North America heavy-duty day cab tractor market.”
The 3414 RHS is a drop-in solution for any chassis with a current Allison 3000 Series option – with the same form, fit and connections. The 3414 RHS includes Allison’s warranty of five years, 750,000 miles, including towing, with no exclusions on individual components.