Thursday, January 18, 2018

Owner-operators get extended protection, upgrades, for Eaton automated transmissions


Monday, June 20, 2011
Initially established for fleets, the automated transmission extender program allows truck owners to buy an additional year of automated transmission protection within linehaul applications for a maximum of 7 years or 850,000 miles.
Initially established for fleets, the automated transmission extender program allows truck owners to buy an additional year of automated transmission protection within linehaul applications for a maximum of 7 years or 850,000 miles.

GALESBURG, Mich. — Roadranger Marketing has announced it is now offering its popular automated transmission extender protection plan to owner-operators in the United States and Canada. In addition to providing additional warranty after the original factory warranty runs out, the program includes the benefit of numerous component upgrades.

Initially established for fleets, the automated transmission extender program allows truck owners to buy an additional year of automated transmission protection within linehaul applications for a maximum of 7 years or 850,000 miles.

“In addition to the added warranty period, the automated transmission extender program allows customers to immediately take advantage of the many component and software upgrades Eaton has made in the evolution of its automated transmission technologies,” said Rick Muth, Roadranger Marketing Manager for Lubricants and Extended Warranty. “It’s a great way to limit potential costly repairs and maintain or enhance the residual value of trucks. In addition to trucking professionals that operate their own business, beneficiaries of the program include fleets holding on to their trucks longer than their normal trade-in cycle and dealers with older Eaton automated transmissions in their used truck inventory.”

Additional benefits include the ability to sign up after standard warranty expiration, no late registration penalties and coverage is transferrable to subsequent owners.

This program is available for linehaul applications only, and there is no minimum number of trucks to qualify. The coverage begins at the point of registration and is available at all original equipment (OE) truck dealers that sell and service linehaul trucks containing Eaton AutoShift® and UltraShift® transmissions. All requests for coverage must be approved and pass an Eaton-certified inspection process. For more details on Eaton’s automated transmission extender warranty program and other Roadranger products and services, visit www.roadranger.com, where the latest product information is available, as well as service, parts and training assistance, 24 hours a day. Experts are available in the Roadranger Call Center by dialing 1-800-826-HELP (4357).

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Roadranger is a marketing alliance of Dana Holding Corporation, Eaton Corporation and other trusted partners, providing a complete line of drivetrain components, systems, lubricants, safety products and service tools, including manual and automatic transmissions, hybrid power systems, clutches, driveshafts, steer and drive axles, as well as tire pressure management systems. Truck makers, dealers, owners and service providers are supported by the Roadranger support team – providing specification assistance, training, service, parts and warranty expertise throughout North America.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Dorothy Cox of The Trucker staff may be contacted to comment at dlcox@thetrucker.com.

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