Powertrain

Power of Choice: New Direct Drive Option for SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

The ISX15 SmartAdvantage Powertrain is the only integrated powertrain in the industry to offer both small-step overdrive and direct drive options. Understanding the difference between the two technologies and how they match specific duty cycles will help you decide which option will provide the best combination of driveability and fuel efficiency for your truck. Small-Step Overdrive Since its introduction in 2013, the ISX15 SmartAdvantage Powertrain has been mated to an Eaton® 10-speed automated manual transmission with small-step ...

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ISX12 to join offerings in Cummins, Eaton powertrain partnership

The Cummins ISX12 will soon be available in the SmartAdvantage powertrain partnership between Cummins and Eaton, the two companies announced this week at the American Trucking Associations' annual Technology & Maintenance Council.

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Left-coast gamble: Other CARB regs and deadlines

This last portion of this series details other of CARB's diesel equipment-focused emissions rules, interwoven with its primary truck and bus rule on powertrains.

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Left-coast gamble: CARB forces tough yearend decision for many owner-operators

What choice will you make? This first in a three-part series shares tools to help and perspective on short- and long-term preparation for the future of emissions regulations.

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Retrofit-DPF sales to satisfy California regulations lag

The total number of verified DPFs sold by companies for diesels operating in California in the first half of 2013 was 3,508 and includes both passive and active DPFs.

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A legacy lives on

The Western Star 4900EX embodies the style and toughness of its Canadian roots, enhanced by the engineering of a global truck maker.

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Dana, Eaton ending joint marketing relationship

Over the next six months, each company will prepare to sell, market and service customers independently of each other.

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Oil & 2010 Tech

Most manufacturers have yet to extend change intervals, but oil seems to thrive in the new engines.

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Daimler to rebrand Detroit Diesel

Detroit Diesel will be known as the new Detroit brand of powertrain products.

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Engine Spotlight

Volvo’s premiere owner-operator engine has a smooth operation that belies its muscle.

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