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New 12-speed AMT for heavy trucks
New 12-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) goes into production October 16 and will be initially mated to the new 2017 Cummins X15 family of heavy-duty engines.

ATLANTA. The Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture, formed between Eaton Corp. and engine maker Cummins just last April, introduced its first product here at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show: a 12-speed AMT dubbed the “Endurant.”

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Showing the way to fuel savings
NACFE-led program demonstrates the fuel efficiency gains various equipment specs can deliver.

ATLANTA. A 17-day cross-country journey by seven tractor-trailers – one an owner-operator’s rig – wrapped up here ahead of the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show; a journey that illustrated how a variety of current equipment specifications, incorporating everything from trailer and tractor skirts, wide-base tires, automated manual transmissions (AMTs), 6 x 2 axles, and low viscosity oils, among others, can deliver fuel economy greater than 10 miles per gallon (mpg) on average.

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Love’s Travel Stops opens another Virginia store
The Talleysville stop, off I-64, is 20 miles outside Richmond

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new service center this week at Interstate 64's exit 211, 20 miles east of Richmond, VA.

The Talleysville, VA, is Love’s ninth truck stop in Virginia. It features an Arby’s restaurant, seven showers, 86 truck parking spaces, a game room, public laundry facilities, Love’s Truck Tire Care center and more. The store is open 24/7. 

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