By Alyssa Dalton
March 17, 2014 – At NTEA’s Work Truck Show 2014, Freightliner announced it will be the first OEM to offer the new Allison Transmission FuelSense package in medium-duty trucks—boasting up to 20% less fuel consumption.
FuelSense features include: 5th generation smart controls, acceleration management, and a precision inclinometer; EcoCal shift technology to help keep engine speed efficient; Dynamic Shift Sensing to automatically sense when low-engine speed shifts can be made; and Neutral at Stop to save fuel and reduce emissions when the vehicle is stationary. “We value our relationship with Allison and have a common commitment to maximizing the performance of work trucks and the profits of the businesses that depend on them,” says Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner. Available in late 2014, the new package will be featured in Freightliner M2 chassis equipped with Allison 2000 and 3000 series transmissions.