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Photo Gallery: ACT Expo 2022

Surprises were around every corner at ACT Expo. Take the electric International RH truck above. It was hanging out at the Navistar Next technology trailer. No announcement, and International was tight-lipped about the equipment details, but it was there. And here’s a look under the hood. A pretty cool tease, and hopefully we’ll hear more

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Allison Transmission, Xos enter partner on heavy-duty EVs

Xos Inc., a manufacturer and services provider of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles, powertrains, charging infrastructure, and fleet management software, has entered a strategic partnership with Allison Transmission Inc., a manufacturer of commercial-duty, fully-automatic transmissions and leading manufacturer of electric hybrid and fully-electric propulsion systems, to jointly develop heavy-duty Class 7 and 8 commercial

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Mack Trucks offers Allison 3000 RDS transmission as a MD Series option

Mack Trucks expanded its vocational offering to medium-duty customers by announcing that the Allison 3000 RDS transmission is now available for order for the Mack MD Series models. The decision allows additional options for applications that demand more power but are best suited for medium-duty vehicles, the manufacturer noted. Mack previously only offered the Allison

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Volvo makes Allison RHS transmission available on VNL trucks

Allison Transmission has announced that the Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series (RHS) fully automatic transmission has been integrated into Volvo’s heavy-duty VNL trucks and is currently available to order. The first production orders for 3414 RHS equipped VNL trucks have been built for regional haul, food and beverage and distribution customers. The Allison 3414 Regional

Isuzu enters Class 7 market with F-Series truck featuring Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission‘s 2500 Rugged Duty SeriesTM (RDS) six-speed fully automatic transmission has been integrated into Isuzu Commercial Truck of America’s first F-Series Class 7 truck model. In addition, Isuzu’s new F-Series Class 6 truck model will feature Allison’s 2550 RDS six-speed fully automatic transmission. Both vehicles are now in serial production. Allison’s 2500 and 2550

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Allison Transmission completes electric axle production assembly line installation

Allison Transmission has completed the installation of a new e-Axle production assembly line at Allison’s electric axle development and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. This production line integrates automated assembly features and will manufacture Allison’s eGen Power series of fully integrated electric axles, as Allison prepares to progressively increase the output of pilot builds.

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Allison Transmission expands eGen Power e-Axle offering

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, announced the addition of its eGen Power 100S and 130D e-Axles to its fully electric portfolio of propulsion solutions at ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. Allison first launched its eGen Power 100D in 2020 and has since spent

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Petro-Canada DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 approved for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EP, eGen Flex

Petro-Canada Lubricants DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is now approved for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EPTM and eGen Flex, alongside the 1000-4000 Series. DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 now meets the specification for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EP and eGen Flex, in addition to the TES 668 specification. The lubricant’s formulation delivers enhanced durability, performance and protection for electric

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The coming of the e-axle age

As a highly efficient power source for propelling electric vehicles, truck e-axles must be designed to go beyond providing torque and power to also balance performance, durability and reliability with maximum time on the road per charge. That’s according to Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning for Dana. “E-axles have continued to advance in

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Truck transmissions have evolved: Here’s where they’re going next

Automated manual transmission (AMT) and automatic transmission manufacturers are crushing assumptions and setting new expectations in all trucking industry applications. Automatic transmissions are getting smarter and, in the AMT world, gone are the days of clunky, reverse-engineered AMTs. Today’s AMTs are, as PACCAR Vice President Landon Sproull put it, “purpose built.” “The gearing—overall ratio and

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International truck unwraps the new HX Series trucks

The new International HX Series is the first product released under the company’s Navistar 4.0 strategy and its Project Compass initiative. The new HX Series is available in both a set-forward axle HX520 and a set-back axle HX620. The HX620 comes standard with the International A26 engine, delivering up to 500 HP. Additionally, both the

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Allison Transmission, Petro-Canada Lubricants sign factory fill transmission fluid agreement

Petro-Canada Lubricants will become the first-fill supplier of TES 668TM automatic transmission fluid for Allison Transmission, the companies announced. Using its lubricant technology, Petro-Canada Lubricants says it meets the requirements of the Allison Transmission TES 668 specification with the formulation of DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668. DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is specified for on-highway vehicles, including

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