Business, Technology, Equipment

More Vocational Fleets Opting for Automated Transmissions

Driver on keypad for truck's Allison automatic transmission A driver interacts with the keypad for his truck's Allison automatic transmission. (Autocar Trucks)

An aging driver population and the addition of vocational-specific features are the top reasons fleet managers and industry executives cited for growth in two-pedal transmission use among vocational truck buyers.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
February 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Adds Split-Shaft Function for mDrive HD AMT

Mack mDriveHD automated manual transmission Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission. (Mack Trucks via YouTube)

Mack Trucks introduced split-shaft functionality for its Mack mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission to provide customers with high-demand power takeoff.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Schneider Passes Halfway Mark in Conversion to AMTs

Schneider truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truckload carrier Schneider announced it has converted more than half of its heavy-duty trucks to automated manual transmissions and expects to complete the process in 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2017