Cummins, Eaton collaborate on new powertrain package

March 11, 2013

Eaton and Cummins unveiled a new powertrain package for the North American linehaul and regional haul truckload and LTL markets that could deliver 3-6 percent fuel-economy improvements over comparable Cummins/Eaton engine-transmission pairings long available. Speaking to press at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., reps from both companies detailed the package, which through various custom enhancements and optimized design will enable significant “downspeeding†of rpms at highway cruise speeds, a crucial element of is significant fuel savings.