Truck News


  • News Equipment

    First transmission from Eaton-Cummins joint venture introduced

    September 24, 2017 1:59PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies took the wraps off the first project produced under its recently-announced joint venture – a new 12-speed automated transmission dubbed Endurant. The transmission is designed for linehaul applications with gross vehicle weights

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    Eaton offering remote diagnostics on automated transmissions

    September 22, 2016 10:17AM by Truck News

    HANOVER, Germany — Eaton has announced the availability of a new IntelliConnect remote diagnostics platform for its automated transmissions. The system provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes related to the transmission. Alerts are provided to the fleet manager

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton extends warranty on manual transmission and clutch

    July 12, 2016 1:44PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. – New Eaton truck customers who get either a RTLO 13-speed or 18-speed transmission, a Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication will now receive an additional 12 months on their warranty. “Our rugged manual transmissions have been the

  • News Equipment

    Eaton improves efficiency of automated transmissions, expands Fuller Advantage line

    March 27, 2015 11:48AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Eaton has enhanced its automated transmissions to save more fuel, by disengaging the driveline when the truck is on a slight downhill grade and dropping engine speed to idle. Eaton claims doing so improves fuel economy by

  • News Equipment

    Volvo reinforces I-Shift for severe-duty applications

    March 18, 2015 8:47PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission can now be deployed into severe-service applications. A more rugged version of the transmission has been developed and will be available for order in May in Volvo VHD vocational trucks. It can

  • News Equipment

    Mack introduces heavy-duty mDrive for Granite

    February 5, 2015 10:04AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack has unveiled a new heavy-duty version of its mDrive automated manual transmission, which will come standard on Mack Granite trucks. “Our construction customers told us they wanted a heavy-duty version of the mDrive designed specifically to

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton adds split shaft PTO capabilities to UltraShift Plus

    January 26, 2015 11:06AM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton has announced the availability of split shaft power take-off capabilities for its UltraShift Plus vocational transmissions. The enhancements allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside the cab, eliminating the need for operators to enter

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton introduces severe-service UltraShift Plus with unlimited payloads

    January 19, 2015 1:35PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton announced it is bringing to market a new A-Ratio UltraShift Plus automated transmission for extreme performance applications. The new MXP (Multipurpose Extreme Performance) transmissions have lower overall numerical ratios and higher torque ratings, Eaton announced. The

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton’s UltraShift Plus now compatible with two-speed axles

    December 15, 2014 12:16PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton has announced its UltraShift Plus automated transmissions are now compatible with two-speed axles, increasing its coverage of the vocational segment. The new compatibility provides costs savings over torque converter automatics, Eaton claims, adding the new offering

  • Feature Equipment


    October 27, 2014 8:32PM by James Menzies

    Allison has come out with its first automatic transmission aimed at the Class 8 tractor market and Erb Group is one of the first Canadian fleets to take delivery of it. They deployed five International ProStar tractors with MaxxForce engines

  • News Equipment

    Daimler pleased with demand for DT12 transmission

    September 24, 2014 3:55AM by James Menzies

    HANNOVER, Germany — The acceptance rate for the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission has exceeded the expectations of Daimler powertrain executives, with a take rate of about 25% in the Freightliner Cascadia just one year after the transmission’s launch.

  • Feature Equipment


    September 16, 2014 9:17AM by James Menzies

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Eaton’s Marshall Proving Grounds, where the company unveiled the industry’s first dual clutch transmission for the North American medium-duty truck market. As the name implies, the transmission utilizes two clutches and

  • News Equipment

    Eaton launches first-ever dual clutch transmission for N.A. medium-duty market

    September 5, 2014 9:58AM by James Menzies

    Company claims the Procision will get 8-10% better fuel economy than a torque converter automatic

  • ZF demonstrates technological capabilities

    July 10, 2014 4:41AM by James Menzies

    ZF showcases technologies, including new transmission and truck that can be driven or parked remotely by tablet