SmartAdvantage™ Automated Manual Powertrain for Semi Trucks


Cummins SmartAdvantage™ powertrains combine the power and performance of our ISX15 and ISX12 heavy-duty diesel truck engines with the smooth shifting of the Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-Speed Automated Manual Transmission. SmartAdvantage™ provides more efficient operation and a more enjoyable drive.

In automated semi-trucks with SmartAdvantage™, the engine and transmission share critical data to continually deliver optimal torque for the driver’s needs. Cummins SmartTorque2 and SmartCoast technologies work with the automated transmission to optimize shifting and coasting based on grade, vehicle weight, engine torque and throttle position. The resulting error-free shifting makes every driver as efficient as your best driver.

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SmartAdvantage™ gives your fleet a substantial edge over the competition through dramatically improved fuel economy and increased driver satisfaction.

full-fuel-gaugeImproved Fuel Economy. More Choices.

SmartAdvantage™ is the trucking industry’s most fuel-efficient powertrain, providing up to 2-7% better fuel economy than competitors. SmartAdvantage™ customers can choose between our standard small-step overdrive transmission or a direct drive version that optimizes fuel economy for less-than-truckload (LTL) and regional linehaul operations. Check out the SmartAdvantage Selection Guide to determine which package fits your needs.

gold-starIncreased Driver Satisfaction

Recruiting and retaining smart, dependable drivers is always a top fleet priority. SmartAdvantage™ significantly reduces driver fatigue, a major factor for driver safety and satisfaction. Coast-to-coast carrier Central Trucking, Inc. (CTI) added SmartAdvantage™ powertrains to its fleet, and according to company president Mark Roberts, “It wasn’t even six months, and all (our drivers) talked about was how they didn’t want to go back to a stick shift.” Roberts adds, “When they get done with their run, they feel much more rested at the end of the day than they did with a stick.” 

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