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November 26, 2012
Henry Albert is the owner of Albert Transport, Inc., based in Statesville, NC. Before participating in the "Slice of Life" program, Albert drove a 2001 Freightliner Century Class S/T™, and will use his Cascadia for general freight and a dry van trailer. Albert, who has been a trucker since 1983, was recognized by Overdrive as its 2007 Trucker of the Year.
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As I am a firm believer that technology makes our lives better, I can't wait to one day be able to drive one of these AMT equipped trucks. After reading your blog on this subject, I feel most of the bugs that I feared most about earlier AMT technology have been worked on. I remember driving a much earlier freightliner unit with a Mercedes powertrain that had the high revving you mentioned in the lower sequence of gears. It also had a tendency to hang up on the hills when under a heavy load, since I was usually maxed out at 40 tons hauling cement and flyash powder back then. I can't wait to read more in your blogs as your progress continues on the new DD15 and DT12.
December 03, 2012 20:17:59 PM
I would definitely like to try one of these out some time. It sounds like something that could be a big improvement over the old " Well sounds like it's time to shift now".
November 28, 2012 15:14:51 PM
Henry, thanks for the information. I have been cautious of the AMT's in both class 8 trucks and in private vehicles. I enjoy shifting but I can see the advantages that you are discussing. I hope they have truly fixed the inefficiencies of the automatics with this new AMT, that has been a large hurdle to overcome in buying those transmissions versus a manual transmission.
November 27, 2012 14:40:34 PM
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