The Shift to Automated Transmissions
You’ve likely heard us talk about the Volvo I Shift and the Mack Mdrive™. The Volvo I-Shift continuously monitors grade, speed, weight, and engine load, shifting when necessary or holding a gear-whichever saves more fuel. While the mDRIVE is an automated manual transmission built for Mack Pinnacle™ tractors. Both are trending! Volvo Trucks North America reports an AMT share of about 93% for all of the transmissions it now manufactures.
This shift in transmissions used in Class 8 trucks has skyrocketed over the past few years. Manual transmissions now represent a minority.
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