TransAm Trucking orders Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmissions for its entire fleet

Eaton Corporation recently received one of the company's largest single fleet orders for its line of fully automated UltraShift PLUS transmissions.

As part of a new truck order for 1,000 Kenworth T680 tractors, TransAm Trucking Inc, based in Olathe KS, has specified Eaton's UltraShift PLUS Linehaul Active Shifting (LAS) model 10-speed transmissions on all of its power units. The value of the purchase has not been disclosed.

The new vehicles and Eaton UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions, with a torque rating of 1,650 ft-lbs, are being delivered monthly over the next three years.

TransAm is a 25-year-old temperature-controlled carrier that serves all of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains and Southern California, with roughly 1,400 tractors and 2,400 trailers. The company employs some 1,400 company and independent drivers and has a support staff of 310 professionals.

The Linehaul Series of UltraShift PLUS transmissions are designed for the ideal combination of fuel efficiency and performance. Available in overdrive and direct-drive models, the transmissions feature shift selection software that uses grade sensing, weight computation, and driver throttle commands to make intelligent shift decisions for efficient and profitable vehicle performance.

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