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Tremec announces new 10-speed manual transmission for Class 8 trucks

Tremec, a  manufacturer of auto transmissions, has announced the launch of a new 10-speed manual transmission for Class 8 trucks. Tremec’s new 10-speed is built to eschew the industry trend for automation via AMTs, providing instead increased fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, lower weight and smaller size, ease of service, and broad torque capacity. With this announcement, Tremec now manufacturers

FE On the Road: Hands on with the Mack Granite, mDrive HD transmission

Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan visits the Mack Trucks Customer Center in Allentown, Pa., to take the Mack Granite, outfitted with the new mDrive HD automated-manual transmission (AMT), for a spin, while getting the inside story from Mack Trucks Vice President of Marketing John Walsh. The mDrive HD was specially designed for tough tasks like

Sound specs, timed maintenance spell success

With a focus on counseling, NationaLease’s 600 service locations throughout the U.S. and Canada (with a combined customer fleet of over 125,000 tractors, trucks and trailers), newly-named Vice President of Truck Technology and Maintenance at NationaLease, Joe Puff, offers valuable observations on how truck maintenance has changed for the better. “The fundamentals are changing,” Puff

Sound specs, timed maintenance spell success
Trending truck equipment: Tracking the hottest industry trends

Last month, the Fleet Equipment team set off on a whirlwind trade show schedule that put us at three different shows in four weeks—the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind., the TMC Annual Meeting in Nashville and finally, the big one, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Spend even a couple minutes walking

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Rise of the automatic and automated manual transmissions?

With the growing popularity of automatic and AMT transmissions, and the focus on fuel efficiency, what will become of the tried and true manual transmissions? “As the driver pool becomes less experienced, I think we’ll continue to see some transition to automation, but there will always be a good place for manual transmissions in the

Eaton UltraShift Plus
Automatic and automated manual transmissions can improve fuel efficiency

Pouring over specs, investigating equipment options and analyzing your equipment usage, you work hard to build the most efficient, dependable trucks for your fleet. You carefully take stock of your business needs and build a truck to exceed those expectations, calculating costs and mitigating equipment risks. And then you put that perfectly spec’d machine into

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Choosing SmartWay vehicle components to save fuel

In 2004, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched SmartWay, a public/private collaboration with the freight transportation industry that helps carriers and other companies improve fuel efficiency and lower costs. EPA’s SmartWay Technology program develops test protocols, reviews strategies and verifies the performance of vehicles, technologies and equipment that have the potential to reduce greenhouse