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Food distributor picks Allison’s 3414 Regional Haul Series transmission

May 9, 2022
The fully automatic transmission, integrated with the wholesaler’s private fleet of Navistar reefers and box trucks, is expected to deliver improved performance and fuel economy.

A major wholesale restaurant food distributor recently selected Allison Transmission’s 3414 Regional Haul Series transmission for its fleet, according to the manufacturer.

The 3414 RHS will be integrated into the company’s Navistar RHTM Series trucks.

The distributor’s fleet, one of the largest private fleets in North America, includes a mix of refrigerated and box trucks, Allison added.

“When evaluating vehicle options for our customer’s regional food distribution fleet, we felt the Allison 3414 RHS transmission combined with Navistar’s RH truck would best meet their needs and provide a truly differentiated offering that addressed their operational challenges,” said Layth Gaston, national account manager at Kyrish International Trucks of Houston, a Navistar dealer. “The faster acceleration, increased torque capability, and elimination of the power-interrupted shifts made possible by the Allison transmission provide unmatched benefits to the drivers who operate these vehicles every day.”

The fleet will purchase up to 450 trucks equipped with the 3414 RHS annually, Allison said. The 3414 RHIs is an uprated variant of Allison’s 3000 Series fully automatic transmission. It offers up to an 8% fuel economy improvement over the Allison 3000 Highway Series transmission and provides 25% faster acceleration when compared to competitive automated manual transmissions. Increased horsepower and the fully automatic architecture translate into more deliveries, reduced route times, and more productivity, especially in frequent start-stop duty-cycles. The 3414 RHS is also the lightest transmission in the segment.

“Allison is proud of the ability of the 3414 RHS to deliver faster acceleration, seamless shifting, and increased maneuverability to our fleet customers,” said Rohan Barua, vice president of North America sales, global channel, and aftermarket at Allison. “The 3414 RHS was designed to deliver the reliability and durability that Allison is known for, combined with improved performance and fuel economy. This latest partnership is an example of the value Allison places in voice of customer feedback and our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of the markets we serve.”

The fleet was expected to put the Allison 3414 RHS transmission paired with the Navistar A26 engine into service in late April.

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