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2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali with 10-Speed

General Motors has begun rolling out its 10-speed automatic transmission with the 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali, which results in a silkier drive for this large SUV.

How to Balance Truck Application Against Resale

Your primary goal is to spec a truck to meet the intended job function, but how it is spec’ed has a direct bearing on future resale value. Therefore, it is similarly important to maintain a remarketing mindset when identifying specs.

How to Avoid Over- and Under-Spec'ing Pitfalls

Spec’ing a medium-duty truck is a complicated process that requires hundreds of decisions and choices, with each potentially impacting another. It is a science to achieve the balance between over-spec’ing and under-spec’ing a truck.

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the new 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission ahead of its official launch. Here are his driving impressions.

2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

High-Gear Transmissions: How Many Gears Are Enough?

With Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) pushing automotive companies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, vehicle manufacturers have been evolving their transmissions so they can sell highly efficient vehicles without sacrificing performance.