Bus

Voith Turbo marks 30-year Cummins partnership

Posted on September 2, 2015 by METRO Staff

This year marks the 30th year of the partnership between Voith Turbo Inc. and Cummins Inc. in North America.

As the service-and-warranty provider for Voith’s DIWA automatic transmission throughout most of North America, Cummins has helped Voith raise the profile of its transmissions throughout the transit market.

“By providing our customers a ‘One Stop Shop’ for all engine/transmission servicing, we have developed long-term relationships with our customers, Voith/Cummins field technicians, Voith/Cummins rebuild centers, Cummins local Management teams and Voith North American teams —  all in an effort to deliver best-in-class comprehensive customer service,” explained Dan Hollenbach, region manager, commercial vehicles, for Voith.

Hollenbach added that the company is able to deliver that level of customer service because Voith’s team has developed a long-standing partnership with Cummins in an effort to be easy-to-do-business with.

“In fact, many of our customers site the fact that when they need something they always find our teams responsiveness well beyond their expectations,” he says.

Also new this year is the launch of Voith’s DIWA.6 automatic transmission —  the company’s response to the rising demand for clean and fuel-efficient vehicles.

Specifically developed for city buses, DIWA automatic transmissions are the best pre-requisite for economical operations. The DIWA.6 also features a fuel economy increase of up to 16%.  

Apart from utilizing the topography-dependent gear-shifting program SensoTop, the increased fuel efficiency is made possible by the need-based reduction of the operating pressure and an intelligent start-up management that avoids starting against the active service brake. With the optimized Automatic Neutral Shift function the transmission can stay decoupled from the engine for longer, which also saves fuel, according to the company.

“All around the world, Voith’s DIWA automatic transmissions are helping transit agencies operate more reliably, safer and with greater efficiency,” said Hollenbach.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

Stertil-Koni adds new capabilities to transmission jack

The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close