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Freightliner M2, SD Plus Series launch updates its medium-duty truck offering

Freightliner introduced the new Plus Series–enhanced versions of its M2 and SD models, including the M2 106 Plus, M2 112 Plus, 108SD Plus, and 114SD Plus. The enhanced models provide a major update to the interior and electrical systems of the M2 and SD models. The OEM noted that the Plus Series is designed to

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Kenworth announces PACCAR TX-18, TX-18 Pro automated transmissions available for order

Kenworth announced that the new PACCAR TX-18 and PACCAR TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 heavy on-highway and select off-highway vocational applications are now available for order. Both 18-speed transmissions build upon the efficiency of the PACCAR TX-12. The PACCAR TX-18 offers additional capability for heavy on-highway use for applications, such as heavy haul transport. The PACCAR TX-18 Pro adds enhanced capabilities and unique features

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How to relieve pain at the diesel pump right now

Diesel prices are soaring with no sign of slowing down. The increased cost hits your fleet’s bottom line hard. Here’s what you can do about it: start by spec’ing the right truck features to make sure every drop of diesel goes as far as it can. Mack Trucks on-highway Class 8 Mack Anthem® offers a

Shifting to sustainability: The International S13 integrated powertrain strategy

You’ve probably heard the old adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” It was most likely in regard to a slow but steady climb towards a bigger picture. The paradigm is especially relevant to the commercial trucking industry, as ambitious sustainability initiatives are on the forefront for every manufacturer. Due to the plethora of different

International pulls the sheet off of its S13 integrated powertrain

At a press event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, International introduced its S13 integrated powertrain. Developed in collaboration with the TRATON Group, the S13 integrated powertrain was created from a clean sheet design and consists of three distinct components–an engine, a transmission and an aftertreatment system–all designed and developed concurrently to ensure maximized compatibility

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Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies introduces online transmission selector

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies announced it has a new online selector tool, which helps users choose the optimal transmission from its portfolio. To guide customers to the ideal transmission choice, the online selector asks a series of questions, such as how the vehicle is used, its maximum gross weight rating, the type of terrain on

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Volvo on Volvo: The Complete Series

“Act now.” That was the Volvo Trucks mantra at ACT Expo in the back half of 2021, when we were still (and currently are) facing uncertainty and change in nearly all aspects of life. But one thing it didn’t change, was progress. The trucking industry was moving forward with advanced diesel engine technology, electric powertrains,

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The need for speed (and fuel efficiency): Minimizing powertrain choice tradeoffs

The powertrain trade-off has always been: When do you want your fuel efficiency? Or more accurately: At what speeds? With increasing fast axle ratios enabled by downspeeding, there has always been talk of the operational “sweet spot”–that magical RPM, MPH balance that wasn’t burning too much fuel, but wasn’t underpowered. Just right. The reality is

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Volvo Trucks touts I-Shift transmission with dual power take-off

Volvo Trucks North America upgrades its I-Shift that now offers a dual power take-off (PTO). The new dual PTO allows I-Shift to incorporate two independently clutched DIN 5462 drives, or one SAE 1410 flange and one DIN 5462 drive, separated by the vehicle’s centerline. By separating the two drives, space is created to allow for the

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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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