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  • Peterbilt, Kenworth to work with Dana on electric trucks

    January 7, 2020 3:27PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth and Peterbilt both announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) they will collaborate with Dana on electric medium-duty truck powertrain development. Peterbilt will work with Dana on electrifying the Model 220EV, while Kenworth will develop

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    Dana launches TCO calculator

    February 8, 2019 10:05AM by Truck News

    Dana has produced a total cost of ownership calculator, which will help fleets run cost comparisons between diesel and full-electric powertrain options. The calculator requires minimal input and includes visual prompts for simple navigation, the company says. Users can input

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    Detroit turns 80, produces millionth HDEP engine

    June 15, 2018 8:29AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, has announced the production of its millionth heavy-duty engine platform (HDEP) engine. The HDEP line was introduced in 2007 and was jointly developed in Germany, Japan and the U.S. The

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    Cummins engine boss vows to offer customers “power of choice”

    September 24, 2017 4:10PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Cummins is uniquely positioned to offer customers their “power of choice” well into the future, according to president of the engine business, Srikanth Padmanabhan. Padmanabhan was speaking to truck press today at the inaugural North American Commercial

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    Paccar transmission completes integrated powertrain

    August 22, 2017 11:32PM by James Menzies

    MT. VERNON, Wash. – Paccar has rounded out its integrated powertrain with the introduction of its own 12-speed automated transmission, which it’s billing as the lightest in the industry. The new Paccar transmission was optimized to be mated to the

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    Eaton-Cummins JV offers new SmartAdvantage offering

    August 14, 2017 11:34AM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has added a new downsped overdrive model to its SmartAdvantage powertrain lineup. The 1,550/1,850 lb.-ft. torque rating is compatible with rear axle ratings down to 2.47, enabling cruise speeds as low as

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    Cummins, Eaton expand SmartAdvantage lineup

    October 1, 2016 9:49AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Eaton and Cummins have added a new torque rating to their SmartAdvantage powertrain offering. A new 1,850 lb.-ft. torque capacity transmission is now available for linehaul applications of up to 80,000 lbs GCW in the US

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    Cummins, Eaton boost torque in integrated powertrain

    February 28, 2016 7:00PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eaton and Cummins have developed a new integrated powertrain that will offer efficiency benefits to carriers hauling heavy payloads. Cummins ISX15 engines rated at 400-475 hp and mated to Eaton automated transmissions now produce 1,850 lb.-ft. of

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    Detroit ‘completes the hat trick’ with DT12 production brought to Michigan

    November 21, 2015 8:18AM by James Menzies

    New medium-duty engines will also be built in Detroit’s Redford plant

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    Mack brings axle production to Hagerstown powertrain plant

    October 14, 2015 7:25AM by James Menzies

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Mack Trucks has completed a long-term goal of consolidating all powertrain production at its Hagerstown, Md. plant. Drive axle production has been brought to the plant, which also produces Mack engines, its manual and automated transmissions and

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    New ADEPT package to improve ISX15 fuel economy by up to 3%, Cummins claims

    March 24, 2015 11:35PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cummins announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show that it was planning to “redefine efficiency” and one of its first steps is to release a new technology package dubbed ADEPT, which it says can improve fuel economy by

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    How downspeeding can destroy your driveline

    October 22, 2014 10:31AM by James Menzies

    Downspeeding is great for fuel economy, but it can wreak havoc on an underspec’d driveline

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    September 30, 2014 6:25AM by James Menzies

    Cummins and Eaton have made a big slash with their SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain, featuring the ISX and the Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmission. However, it hasn’t made much more than a ripple here in Canada because to date, it’s

  • Mack offers new Super Econodyne

    September 9, 2014 10:10AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, NC — Mack Trucks has a new powertrain suited for regional and bulk haul runs. The MP7 Super Econodyne (SE) puts out 405hp and 1,560 lb.-ft of torque. When mated with a Mack mDrive automated manual transmission (AMT) and