Medium duty: Speedy shift to shiftless

Medium duty: Speedy shift to shiftless

The trend away from manual gearboxes is accelerating

There’s a remarkably rapid shift away from spec’ing manual gearboxes under way in the medium-duty truck market.  The reason is due to how the intersection of  human and electronic logic can significantly cut costs for fleet owners. 

To be sure, fewer and fewer Americans today ever learn to “drive stick.”  The upshot is fleets that field medium-duty trucks fitted with automatic or automated manual transmissions (AMTs) are finding it far easie

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