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T-680 gets 12-speed automated

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Kenworth will now be equipping T680 linehaul and regional-haul tractors with 12-speed Paccar automated transmissions and right-hand column-mounted shifters.

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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.

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Test Driving Paccar’s New Automated Transmission

October 3, 2017 by Martin Smith

Paccar is the latest OEM to claim its own proprietary integrated powertrain. For Paccar, it began with the MX-11 and MX-13 engines in 2010. Last October, the company announced a proprietary drive axle, the 40,000-lb Paccar Tandem Drive Axle.

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Test Driving Paccar’s New Automated Transmission

October 3, 2017 by Martin Smith

Paccar is the latest OEM to claim its own proprietary integrated powertrain. For Paccar, it began with the MX-11 and MX-13 engines in 2010. Last October, the company announced a proprietary drive axle, the 40,000-lb Paccar Tandem Drive Axle.

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Schneider is half-way to an automated fleet

August 25, 2017 by elizabeth

GREEN BAY, WI – Shifting gears will soon be a thing of the past for Schneider.
In an attempt to attract younger drivers, and make it easier for potential employees to consider a job in trucking, the company is more than half-way to its goal of creating an entire fleet made up of trucks with automated transmissions.

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Eaton, Cummins form automated transmission joint venture

April 10, 2017 by John Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – Eaton and Cummins are launching a joint venture to develop heavy-duty and medium-duty automated transmissions, the companies have announced. It will be known as Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies.

Each company will own 50% of the joint venture that will design, assemble, sell and support future automated transmissions. Eaton receives US $600 million from Cummins in the deal.

It is still subject to regulatory approvals.

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Eaton Expands UltraShift Coverage

January 7, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Eaton has enhanced its lineup of UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions by adding compatibility with 2-speed axles, mainly to increase the line’s appeal among vocational customers

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MATS: Mack plans plans smooth shift into recovering market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mack Trucks is well positioned for success as economic and market conditions improve, according to Kevin Flaherty, the truckmaker’s senior vice-president.

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MATS: Mack plans plans smooth shift into recovering market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mack Trucks is well positioned for success as economic and market conditions improve, according to Kevin Flaherty, the truckmaker’s senior vice-president.

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TRANSMISSION WARRANTY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Extended warranty, upgrades for owner-operators buying Eaton AMT

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AUTOMATED TRANSMISSIONS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Eaton’s UltraShift Plus lineup gets new models and applications