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Transportes Olivos equips its refuse trucks with Allison automatic Transmissions

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Transporte Olivos, a subsidiary of the multinational group URBASER, has announced it has replaced 16 refuse trucks in its fleet with new IVECO units equipped with Allison automatic transmissions.

Ariel Caputo, Maintenance Manager of the garage in Tigre, explains that the decision was made after a series of tests and that today, at their company headquarters in Argentina, one out of every three compactors has an Allison automatic transmission.

After testing their first Allison automatic in 2007, Transporte Olivos decided to begin placing compactors with automatic gearboxes in their Moron, San Fernando and Villa Martelli bases.

Diego Gabriel Abelleira, Head of Machinery, said “Allison automatic transmissions were the natural choice. We value the advantages and benefits that are linked with the reduction in maintenance costs.” Abelleira goes on to explain that the automatic transmission eliminates the mechanical clutch and replaces it with a torque converter. According to Caputo, “Savings on replacement parts and vehicle uptime are really important. On top of this, the vehicle with the automatic operates at the correct engine speed protecting the entire powertrain.”

Both Caputo and Abelleira refer to an important advantage in the vehicles´ productivity and safety. Manual transmission distractions, such as clutch and gear changes, can prevent the driver from focusing on the safety and movements of workers on foot alongside the vehicle. The Allison transmissions don’t have these distractions, but instead provide smooth, seamless, automatic shifts, decreasing driver strain and enhancing driver performance.

Finally, both engineers share the opinion that another key benefit of the Allison product is the software. Mechanics can connect their laptops to the transmission and conduct diagnostics immediately. That allows them to monitor any system issues and even conduct predictive maintenance. This technology can save time and money.

About Transportes Olivos:

TRANSPORTES OLIVOS is a limited company formed in 1970. During the last three decades, it has established itself and as one of the largest and most important companies in Argentina in the refuse collection, urban hygiene and removal services.

Since January 2001, TRANSPORTE OLIVOS has been part of the services division of GRUPO ACS, through URBASER ARGENTINA and the international URBASER, whose principal activities are the Urban Services in its diverse variants.

Their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has enabled the company to certify their processes through the world renowned ISO9000 certification, focusing on constantly improving the efficiency of their processes. What’s more, the company’s high level of responsibility in terms of protecting the environment has been ratified through the certification of its environmental management system according to ISO14000, for diverse urban hygiene services.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centres located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India, and Hungary, with a global presence serving customers in North American, Europe, Australia, South America, and Africa. Allison also has more than 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at

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About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,900 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit