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Kenworth T680 Available with MX-11 and Paccar Automated Transmission

Kenworth has made the T680 available for order with a combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the new Paccar Automated Transmission, designed for linehaul and regional haul applications up to 110,000 pounds GVWR.

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Downspeeding Comes of Age

The question of how downspeeding is helping fleets save on fuel – and what's in store for the future – was the topic at a recent session at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Quick Spin: Paccar’s New Powertrain

With two of the three major components in place, Paccar touts the advantages of an integrated powertrain.

NTN Makes 2016 Differential Kit Catalog Available

NTN Bearing has released its 2016 NTN Bower Differential Service Kits Catalog indexing repair solutions for the powertrain rebuilder customers.

Quick Tour: Mack/Volvo Hagerstown Powertrain Plant

Take a short stroll along some of the one-and-a-half-million square feet of production space inside the Mack/Volvo Powertrain assembly plant in Hagerswon, Md., which recently began assembling all Mack heavy-duty drive axles as well as handling the machining of axle carrier housings. Photos: David Cullen

Powertrain Specs: More Science Than Art

Torque is both an enabler of downspeeding and a source of concern about delivering peak torque at very low engine speed.

Mack Adds More Efficient Powertrain

Mack Trucks released its latest integrated powertrain option, the Mack MP7 204 Super Econodyne with improved fuel efficiency.

Integrated Powertrain Debuts from Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.

Cummins and Eaton Announce Powertrain Package for HD Truck Market

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton and Cummins Inc. unveiled a new powertrain package for the North American heavy-duty truck market that is expected to deliver a 3% to 6% fuel economy improvement, lower preventive maintenance costs, and total lifecycle cost improvements.

Big Changes In 50 Years

Here's a nostalgic review of some of the names and brands that have come and gone over the past half century.