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Allison Transmission acquires Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division

Allison Transmission Holdings has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle (EV) systems division.

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Allison Transmission launches telematics service with Geotab

Allison Transmission is collaborating with Geotab to provide connected capabilities for distribution fleets. “This partnership is the first step on a journey to provide fleets with actionable information to support their fourth- and fifth-generation Allison transmissions,” Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission said in a news release. The partnership will add Allison’s diagnostic codes to Geotab’s web-based software to deliver

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The automatic difference in vocational applications

In the vocational world, durability, dependability and ease of use are bullet points that often trump fuel efficiency. Allison Transmission has a strong foothold in medium-duty markets, where fully automatic transmissions make up 90% of the marketplace. The difference between a fully automatic transmission like an Allison six-speed transmission and an AMT is that when

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Talkin’ tough transmissions: automatic, automated manual transmissions for vocational applications

Crawling through cramped city streets in stop-and-go pick-up and delivery applications. Driving through the dugout tire tracks of a dirt-caked construction site. Rolling through residential refuse duties. Vocational applications tackled by Class 6 through 8 trucks can place unique demands on transmissions compared to their on-highway counterparts. Yet that hasn’t stopped the trend turning toward

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Allison Transmission unveils nine-speed fully automatic transmissions

Allison Transmission announced its first nine-speed model at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The fully automatic transmission for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles will be available globally and is targeted for release in 2020. The Allison nine-speed transmission provides significant fuel savings as the highly-efficient gear train allows the torque converter to lock up early

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Bringing transmissions back to life

According to Ramon G. Aguillon, aftermarket sales manager for Allison Transmission, “Every Allison ReTran transmission starts with our commitment to quality and plays out in our ability to bring that transmission back to life using Allison Genuine Parts and our original factory build specs. Transmissions are disassembled part-by-part to clean, qualify and test each component

Manual transmissions, does the bell toll for thee?

They’ve been a staple of trucks since the very first one was built, but for manual transmissions, the end may be nigh. Magnus Koeck, Volvo’s vice president of marketing and brand management, says he believes that five years from now, manual transmissions in trucks will have disappeared entirely. One catalyst for this change, he explained, can

Today’s transmissions add safety, fuel economy

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) options and topography/hill-neutral technology can provide increased safety and improved fuel economy. So what’s best for your operation? We asked the major suppliers to weigh in, and here’s what they have to say about the technology and the choices. The basics “Adaptive cruise uses forward- and side-facing radar technologies as vehicle

Kenworth T880 short hood now available with Allison 4700 RDS automatic transmission

Kenworth has announced the availability of the seven-speed Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic transmission with the 116.5-in. BBC Kenworth T880 short hood. The Allison 4700 RDS is available with the PACCAR MX-13 engine as well as the PACCAR MX-11. According to the companies, the 4700 RDS allows drivers to creep slowly and perform

How fleets can save money with reman transmissions

A continuing trend for transmissions is the automated manual transmission (AMT), which is seeing exponential growth, gobbling up most of the transmission market. With that being the case, it’s no surprise that AMTs are available in reman form as well. “Reman automated manual transmissions have been in the marketplace for about 10 years,”says Scott Pond,

PACCAR releases the Allison TC10 transmission in Peterbilt, Kenworth chassis

PACCAR has started an engineering program with Allison Transmission to release the fully automatic Allison TC10 in the latest PACCAR models. The TC10 transmission will be offered in Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt models 567 and 579 with both PACCAR and Cummins engines. “We are looking forward to offering the TC10 to our Peterbilt

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Allison Transmission launches transmission TCO calculator

Allison Transmission has introduced the Allison Advantage Calculator, an online tool that helps fleet decision-makers objectively compare transmission options to find the best long-term value based on their equipment and vocation. Available on the company’s website, the calculator analyzes the savings potential for transmissions based on total cost of ownership and fleet productivity. “We developed the

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