GM to Use 8-Speed Hydra-Matic in Some 1500-Series Pickups

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July 25, 2014

Kenworth T680 Now Available with Natural Gas–Powered Engine
The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be ordered with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque.

GM to Use 8-Speed Hydra-Matic in Some 1500-Series Pickups
The Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is approximately the same size and weight as the 6L80 six-speed automatic, an announcement said, but has a wider 7.0 overall gear ratio spread.


Wabco Launches Modular Braking System, Signs 2 Major Supply Deals
The product features a high degree of standardization across components and software of its ABS and EBS systems, Wabco said, and reduces the number of ABS components by 50%.

Eaton to Provide Navistar’s Heavy-Duty Remanufactured Transmissions
The majority of the deliveries, which started July 1, to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions.


Heavy-Duty Inground Lift Offers Higher Capacity
Rotary Lift's modular, environmentally friendly, heavy-duty inground lift, the MOD35 Series, offers improved lifting capacity, patent-pending pendant controls, and reduced installation costs.

Turnkey Process for CNG Fuel Systems Available
Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Fontaine Modification reached an agreement to provide a turnkey process for the delivery and installation of compressed natural gas fuel systems on Class 8 heavy-duty, over-the-road tractors.


2015 Road Atlas Created Specifically for Commercial Drivers
Rand McNally has released the 2015 edition of the Motor Carriers' Road Atlas, a guide for over-the-road and other large-vehicle drivers.

Snap-on Introduces Protective Guard Kits
The colored kits provide extra protection and a little flair.

Pro-Tread Online Training Goes Mobile
ITI has flipped the switch on mobile for its Pro-Tread online training, meaning every course will work on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the browsers of in-cab electronic communication and tracking devices.

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