Eaton Bags Largest Single Fleet Order for UltraShift Plus Transmissions

Eaton is celebrating what it says is its largest single fleet order for UltraShift Plus transmissions.

The order comes from TransAm Trucking of Olathe, Kansas. The transmissions will be installed in Kenworth T680 tractors.

Specifically, TransAm has ordered 10-speed UltraShift Plus Linehaul Active Shifting (LAS) models.

“We have been 100% Eaton automation for more than 10 years,” said Russ McElliott, president of TransAm Trucking. “The support that we have received from Eaton during that period has kept us coming back. We’re looking forward to similar support with this next order of UltraShift Plus transmissions, which we believe are the best automated transmissions in the market.”

The new units will be delivered monthly over the next three years, Eaton announced.

“The TransAm order demonstrates the growing interest and confidence among trucking fleets in North America with our newest generation of automated transmissions,” said Ken Davis, president of Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “TransAm is a leader in implementing technologies that enhance fuel economy and performance, and we are very excited with their choice of transmission on this significant new truck order.”