transmissions

‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training

Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...

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POLL: Are you a gear shifter?

Automatic, automated manual or fully manual transmissions: What kind does your truck have?

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Automatic transmissions: Key to the future of the industry?

With fleets' difficulty finding drivers these days, could greater acceptance of automatics boost the ranks of capable, qualified drivers among younger populations without sacrificing the training benefits of manuals?

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Eaton to settle with ZF, Meritor for $500 million

The settlement agreement is subject to ZF Friedrichshafen AG corporate approval, which is expected in early July.

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Campfire stories

"One of the very best hings about MATS this year was being able to park in the Papa John's lot and hang out with people who have been in the trucking industry since Jesus had a new pair of sandals."

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Hours of service, trucker strike, Lisa Kelly and more: Top 15 most read stories of 2013

Join us a countdown to the most-popular stories of the year, measured by total number of pageviews throughout the year.

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Running around Cali: Martin Jez’ 1988 Pete cabover

California-based owner-operator Jez realized he'd need to upgrade his emissions system in the near term -- he delayed the need by, well, buying old.

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Hauling expedited — in a Nissan?

Morris Finley hauls expedited freight (mostly auto parts destined for final air leg to assembly plants) in and around Nashville, Tenn., in a 2012 two-skid-capable Nissan NV2500 high-top cargo van.

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Hino, Cummins, Paccar top power rankings for medium-duty engines

Class 5, 6 and 7 truck engines and transmissions were rated in J.D. Power's U.S. Medium Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study of vocational application models.

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Tear down bench

Heavy-duty tear down benches are designed to eliminate unsafe spills and speed work on transmissions, small engines and hydraulic systems. The bench has a reinforced top with a 1/2-in. lip, adjustable height legs with swivel casters, a 3-gal. fluid drain pan and a storage drawer with optional lock. SHURE, shureusa.com, (800) 227-4873

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