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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 […]

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

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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

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mDrive HD Standard in Granite

February 4, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

A new heavy-duty version of the mDrive automated manual transmission will be standard in the Granite model as of March

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Very Smart Powertrain

December 9, 2014 by Rolf Lockwood

Intelligent Powertrain Management soon to be standard on Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions with any Detroit engine, promising safety and fuel efficiency

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VIRTUAL SPOKESPERSON

November 26, 2014 by Martin Smith

Eaton introduces a virtual spokesperson for the UltraShift Plus transmission

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TEST DRIVE: VOLVO I-SHIFT

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Volvo’s I-Shift may be just a box full of gears,
but it thinks like a driver.

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New Eaton Transmissions

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Eaton launches Fuller Advantage series offering fuel economy improvements, cost savings

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New Eaton Transmissions

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Eaton launches Fuller Advantage series offering fuel economy improvements, cost savings

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TEST DRIVE: VOLVO I-SHIFT

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Volvo’s I-Shift may be just a box full of gears,
but it thinks like a driver.