New Penske Freightliners Feature Eaton UltraShift PLUS Transmissions


Penske Truck Rental says it is adding 500 new Freightliner semi-tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet that feature Eaton's UltraShift PLUS Multipurpose High Performance (MHP) automated transmissions.

Built on Eaton's Fuller 13- and 18-speed manual transmissions, the UltraShift PLUS series uses an electronic clutch actuator to provide faster shifting and smoother engagement, the company says. Intelligent shift selection software uses changes in grade, weight and throttle to calculate the most efficient and effective shift points, which aids in overall vehicle operation and fuel efficiency.

‘Smooth-shifting automated transmissions offer fleet operators improved fuel economy and an added dimension of safety,’ says Don Mikes, Penske's senior vice president of rental.

Penske Truck Rental provides sleeper and day cab semi-tractors, straight trucks, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, trailers and other vehicles.

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