Mesilla Valley Transport will equip its 2015-2016 Class 8 truck purchases with Allison’& rsquo; s TC10 automatic transmission, the carrier announced. After conducting comparisons of manual, automated-manual and automatic transmissions, Mesilla made the decision to choose the 10-speed Allison transmission. With Mesilla’& rsquo; s most current order, around a 3rd of its 1,200-truck fleet will be geared up with the TC10 by the end of 2016. Allison is a huge gamer in the medium-duty truck market and the TC10 was developed specifically for the Class 8 city market in 2013. Nevertheless, this move may show that over-the-road fleets are taking a look at the automatic transmission as a feasible alternative too, according to one market analyst who called the announcement a “& ldquo; meaningful win for Allison.” “& rdquo; & ldquo; It shows the TC10, possibly the company’& rsquo; s most viable brand-new market development chance, is having success—– specifically considering MVT does not fit nicely into Allison’& rsquo; s target & ldquo; Metro & rdquo; market, & rdquo; stated Michael Baudendistel of financial investment advisory firm Stifel in an email to financiers. Mesilla had an eye towards fuel effectiveness when it chose to choose the TC10 and saw an improvement of 3.5 % compared with the rest of its fleet and saw a number of trucks accomplish double-digit mpg in screening. “We pride ourselves in making our equipment as fuel efficient as possible,” stated Royal Jones, co-founder, CEO, president and majority owner of MVT. International recently broadened its Allison TC10 offering by coupling the transmission with the Cummins ISX15 on the ProStar by the end of the year. It also offers the transmission on ProStar and TranStar trucks powered by the N13 engine. Mesilla Valley Transportation is a Brand-new Mexico-based transport carrier that serves the Southwest. The business concentrates on dry freight and has a fleet of over 1,200 trucks and 5,000 trailers. SHARING DEVICES |Print Subscribe Image: …
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Mack’s Stephen Roy says the OEM could “definitely” offer more trucks if the market only had more motorists. HAGERSTOWN, MD. Industrial truck sales ought to finish strong in 2015, with sales anticipated to be excellent in 2016 as well, noted Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America, during an occasion commemorating the addition of drive axles production and provider real estate machining to engine and transmission assembly right here at the Volvo/ Mack powertrain factory in Western Maryland. “& ldquo; I believe we & rsquo; ll have an excellent year [in 2016]; we don’& rsquo; t see a genuine huge dip occurring in sales next year,” & rdquo; Roy told Fleet Owner. “& ldquo; Replacement need is still driving a great deal of sales but we’& rsquo; re also seeing the brand-new companies getting in the marketplace, too; there’& rsquo; s a great deal of acquisition activity going on in trucking right now.” & rdquo; The significant factor restricting truck sales today and for the foreseeable future, however, stays the ongoing –– and increasing –– lack of drivers, Roy stressed. Popular NowTelematics: The creative fleets are innovatingCollaboration viewed as method to fight motorist shortageTruck motorist shortage: Are military veterans the solution? “& ldquo; Absolutely we could sell more trucks if there were simply more motorists,” & rdquo; he said. & ldquo; That shortage remains to be the limiting factor [for sales]” & rdquo; The long-haul section remains to experience the most severe shortage of drivers, Roy added, while regional and local providers aren’& rsquo; t suffering nearly as much. “& ldquo; I talked with one regional carrier [executive] recently who told me their driver turnover is only at 30 %, because they can get their drivers home more regularly,” & rdquo; he explained. Roy emphasized that if freight does begin to move away from U.S. west coast ports to the east coast –– a shift that may be driven by the widening of the Panama Canal; and effort nearing conclusion –– more opportunities for local drayage and regional trucking m.
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