Eaton Corporation has received one of the largest single fleet orders for its lineup of fully automated UltraShift Plus transmissions. As part of a new truck order for 1,000 Kenworth T680 tractors, TransAm Trucking, Inc. of Olathe, Kan., has specified Eaton’s UltraShift Plus Linehaul Active Shifting (LAS) model 10-speed transmissions on all of the power units.
“We have been 100 percent Eaton automation for more than 10 years,” says Russ McElliott, president of TransAm Trucking. “The support that we have received from Eaton during that period has kept us coming back. We’re looking forward to similar support with this next order of UltraShift Plus transmissions, which we believe are the best automated transmissions in the market.”
The new vehicles and Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmissions, with a torque rating of 1,650 lb.-ft., are being delivered monthly over the next three years.
“The TransAm order demonstrates the growing interest and confidence among trucking fleets in North America with our newest generation of automated transmissions,” says Ken Davis, president of Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “TransAm is a leader in implementing technologies that enhance fuel economy and performance, and we are very excited with their choice of transmission on this significant new truck order.”