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Navistar prepares Huntsville Plant for powertrain production  

Navistar recently announced plans to build an integrated powertrain at its recently expanded Huntsville Powertrain Manufacturing Plant in Huntsville, Ala. Navistar broke ground on a 110,000 sq. ft. expansion of the Huntsville plant in February 2020 with an initial $125 million investment. An additional $65 million has since been contributed to a total capital investment

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Truck cruise control technology that looks at the road ahead

If you’ve ever visited the Northeast region of the country, you’ve most likely encountered intimidating terrain. The winding roads. The steep hills. The intricate routes that challenge any seasoned driver, and, most recently, advanced cruise control systems that aim to improve fuel efficiency and driver comfort.   Cue Mack Predictive Cruise Control with Econo-Roll, a standard

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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Testing the new PACCAR TX-18 Automated Transmission in a Peterbilt truck carrying 140,000 lbs.

Hi! David here, and this week we’re on the road again, as Peterbilt invited us out to experience the all-new PACCAR TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions at the Eaton Proving Grounds up in Marshall, Michigan. And they did this by letting me get behind the wheel of one of their heavy-duty trucks carrying a

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Peterbilt offers new automated transmission

Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced the addition of the all-new PACCAR TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions to the family of PACCAR TX transmissions. The TX-18 Transmission is available in Peterbilt Models 567, 389 and 579 equipped with PACCAR MX engines. The TX-18 is designed to work exclusively with the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines.

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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

Mack’s predictive cruise control now standard on highway models

Mack Trucks announced that Mack Predictive Cruise Control with Econo-Roll is now standard on Mack Anthem and Mack Pinnacle models. Mack Predictive Cruise combines the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission (AMT) with GPS, monitoring driver speed, engine load and road topography, memorizing those conditions when cruise control is set. The next time the driver travels

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Mack mDRIVE AMT available with dual Power Takeoff option

Mack Trucks announced that the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission (AMT) now features a left and right dual Power Takeoff (PTO) option for highway and vocational customers, offering increased versatility for customers and bodybuilders, the OEM noted in a press release. Available for customers with Mack Granite, Mack Anthem and Mack Pinnacle models with 12-speed,

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Powertrain maintenance tips for engines, transmissions

While a key goal for any fleet maintenance operation is to avoid unscheduled repairs, another cost-saving objective is to eliminate repeat trips to the shop for the same issue. In those instances, and especially when higher cost powertrain components are involved, unnecessary downtime and the impact on shop and technician productivity add up quickly. “Having

Western Star X-Series vocational truck offering grows with the launch of the 47X

Western Star aims to open up the vocational market with the expansion of its X-Series of trucks. What started with the 49X last year that was aimed at heavy haul applications like logging has grown with the introduction of the Western Star 47X that is aimed squarely at the larger construction market–offering fits and features

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Mack Trucks announces a Premium Service Agreement program

Mack Trucks has announced the new Mack Premium Service Agreement, a comprehensive maintenance program that simplifies maintenance management and aims to increase uptime, optimize vehicle safety and performance and improve cost of ownership for Mack Anthem, Mack Pinnacle, Mack Granite, Mack TerraPro and Mack LR customers, the OEM noted during a meeting at the TMC

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ZF highlights clean technologies, plans launch of new generation of electric drives

At ACT Expo 2021, ZF highlighted what it calls its line of clean and efficient technologies, the AxTrax electric axle and the CeTrax electric central drive which supports OEMs’ greenhouse gas (GHG) challenges. “We are nearing 1 million miles of real-world experience with AxTrax on the Freightliner eCascadia with tremendous results,” Feldhaus explained. “By 2023,

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