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Volvo’s Heavy-Duty VNL Day Cab Trucks Now Available with Allison’s Award Winning 3414 Regional Haul Series™ Transmission

This combination provides Class 8 tractor customers with optimized maneuverability, improved fuel economy, faster acceleration, and the lightest transmission in its class.

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2022-- Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, is pleased to announce that the Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series™ (RHS) fully automatic transmission has been integrated into Volvo’s heavy-duty VNL trucks and is currently available to order. The first production orders for 3414 RHS equipped VNL trucks have been built for regional haul, food and beverage and distribution customers.

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Allison Transmission's 3414 Regional Haul Series™ fully automatic has been integrated into Volvo’s heavy-duty VNL trucks, providing Class 8 tractor customers with optimized maneuverability, improved fuel economy, faster acceleration and the lightest transmission in its class. (Photo: Business Wire)

Allison Transmission's 3414 Regional Haul Series™ fully automatic has been integrated into Volvo’s heavy-duty VNL trucks, providing Class 8 tractor customers with optimized maneuverability, improved fuel economy, faster acceleration and the lightest transmission in its class. (Photo: Business Wire)

This release at Volvo supports Allison’s growth in the heavy duty day cab tractor market, which represents a growth opportunity of $100 million dollars in annual revenue. This growth initiative is the result of Allison’s investments to develop the 3414 Regional Haul Series, along with expanded OEM releases targeting this segment.

The Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series is an uprated variant of Allison’s proven 3000 Series™ fully automatic transmission. The 3414 RHS offers up to 8% fuel economy improvement over the Allison 3000 Highway and Rugged Duty Series transmissions, and provides 25% faster acceleration when compared to competitive automated manual transmissions (AMTs). Increased horsepower, faster acceleration, full power shifts, and superior maneuverability translate into more deliveries, reduced route times and more productivity, especially in high density start-stop duty cycles. The 3414 RHS is also the lightest transmission in the segment at up to 11% lighter than the next closest competitive product.

“We are proud to partner with Volvo to provide our mutual customers with a proven, durable and reliable transmission that will increase performance, efficiency, fuel economy and overall ease of operation in regional haul distribution trucks,” said Rohan Barua, Vice President, North America Sales and Global Channel and Aftermarket, Allison Transmission. “The 3414 Regional Haul Series is an example of Allison’s dedication to continued innovation, as well as our commitment to continued investment in our conventional transmission portfolio. The 3414 RHS expands Allison’s addressable market and enables the pursuit of share growth opportunities in the North America heavy duty day cab tractor market.”

The 3414 RHS is a drop-in solution for any chassis with a current Allison 3000 Series option – with the same form, fit, and connections. The 3414 RHS includes Allison’s industry-leading warranty of five years, 750,000 miles, including towing, with no exclusions on individual components. With no clutches to replace, fleets will be free of unplanned downtime due to expensive clutch replacements often associated with AMTs.

For more information on Allison’s 3414 Regional Haul Series, please visit allisontransmission.com/3414.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles, as well as a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.

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Claire Gregory
Director, Global External Communications
Claire.Gregory@allisontransmission.com
(317) 694-2065

Source: Allison Transmission