Today's Trucking

TerraPro pumpers now available with Mack mDrive HD transmissions

January 22, 2019 by John Smith

Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers will be available with Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmissions this year, making it the first cabover concrete pumper with an AMT.


Endurant comes to International

May 14, 2018 by John Smith

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies’ Endurant, a 12-speed automated transmission, is now available in International LT and LoneStar trucks. Featured as part of the Cummins Integrated Power portfolio, it’s paired with a Cummins X15 engine, and is capable of handling […]


T680 sheds weight with MX-11, AMT

March 20, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth’s T680 can now be ordered with the Paccar MX-11 engine and proprietary automated transmission designed to support linehaul and regional haul applications with gross vehicle weights up to 110,000 pounds. The MX-11 offers up to 430 hp and 1,650 […]


Clear the Air: Don’t be sidelined by a failing air compressor

March 16, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Admit it. A truck’s air system probably isn’t your most pressing maintenance concern. The systems are pretty reliable, and beyond changing the air-dryer desiccant cartridge every couple of years, you probably don’t give the rest of the system any more attention than it absolutely needs. While its primary function is supplying air for the brake system — an important task in its own right — other components on the truck need air, too. Automated transmissions, for example, and certain emissions system components.


Fuel-saving, safety training should be refreshed: study

November 1, 2017 by John Smith

MONTREAL, QC – A recent study by PIT Group has found that training in fuel efficiency and safety are only effective when it includes refresher courses, while real-time in-vehicle technologies help to reinforce good practices.

“While vehicle technology designed to improve fuel economy continues to advance, driver training is the element that has the largest impact on fuel consumption,” says Yves Provencher, director – market and business development. “Our studies show that various ways to train drivers – including classroom, in-cab and simulator training – all have their advantages.”


Joint venture releases automated transmission

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – The first product unveiled through a joint venture between Eaton and Cummins has officialy emerged in the form of a 12-speed automated transmission.


Daimler, WABCO sign AMT deal

June 26, 2017 by John Smith

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Daimler Trucks has extended a supply agreement with WABCO for heavy-duty Automated Manual Transmission controls in North America, Europe, Japan and South America. Domestically, that affects Freightliner and Western Star brands.


Granite gets mDrive HD

May 25, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

The mDrive HD 13-speed automated manual transmission is now standard on Mack Granite models


Eaton Expands Vocational AMT Line

February 3, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of 10-speed automated overdrive transmissions to include more vocational applications



August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Operating conditions make for differences in pickup & delivery trucks, but some principles are common among all.