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How to Balance Truck Application Against Resale

Your primary goal is to spec a truck to meet the intended job function, but how it is spec’ed has a direct bearing on future resale value. Therefore, it is similarly important to maintain a remarketing mindset when identifying specs.

How to Avoid Over- and Under-Spec'ing Pitfalls

Spec’ing a medium-duty truck is a complicated process that requires hundreds of decisions and choices, with each potentially impacting another. It is a science to achieve the balance between over-spec’ing and under-spec’ing a truck.

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the new 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission ahead of its official launch. Here are his driving impressions.

2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

High-Gear Transmissions: How Many Gears Are Enough?

With Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) pushing automotive companies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, vehicle manufacturers have been evolving their transmissions so they can sell highly efficient vehicles without sacrificing performance.

Tips for Spec'ing Engines and Transmissions

With new advancements in technology impacting price, fuel economy, and maintenance intervals, properly spec’ing engines and transmissions for your work trucks is more important than ever.

Transmissions, Infotainment Hurting Vehicle Reliability

New more-complex transmissions designed to help automakers improve the fuel economy ratings and infotainment systems oriented toward helping better integrate smart phones have caused reliability problems for automakers, according to Consumer Reports' 2015 Annual Auto Survey.