For decades, Allison Transmission has been building fully automatic transmissions (“Allison Automatics”) for the distribution sector, and many of the most recognized fleets around the world have come to rely on us. We know the industry and understand the unique challenges it presents for businesses that rely on moving products quickly and effectively.

Thanks to the knowledge we’ve gained from listening to our closest partners – our customers – we recognize the importance of managing the cost of each and every delivery on the route. Allison Automatics are specifically designed to improve productivity while running reliably – meaning less time in the shop and more time on the road.

See how the numerous features of Allison Automatics help you get the most benefit and value from your transmission. 

Experience the Benefits

Allison designs and builds transmissions with the goal of helping you, the customer, efficiently run your operation. We aim to push performance in ways that help you get work done smarter and more effectively.

With Allison Automatics, we offer features designed specifically to increase performance and reduce fuel consumption both on the highway and in congested urban settings.

Greater productivity

Our transmissions drive greater productivity. Allison Automatics provide smooth, seamless power to the engine due to our Continuous Power Technology ™, which results in quicker route times, more deliveries and the opportunity for increased profits.

Allison believes durability is a key factor in productivity. A vehicle sitting in the shop is costing you money – repairs are expensive and productivity is lost. That’s why Allison has worked to build some of the most reliable transmissions in the world. They’re built to last and they don’t experience the same wear and tear that manual or automated manual transmissions (AMTs) experience with a starting clutch. Allison Automatics will help keep your vehicle in service and out of the shop.

Lower costs, easier maintenance

Allison makes transmission care easy and less costly. Routine oil and filter changes are the only regular maintenance required with an Allison Automatic.

With Allison Prognostics, you can take the guesswork and hassle out of scheduling routine vehicle maintenance. This Smart Control feature allows you to quickly monitor oil life, filter life and transmission health. This saves time and money while providing maximum protection for the transmission. That means less downtime, lower life cycle costs and, best of all, greater in-service time for the vehicles in your fleet. 

And if ever needed, our global network of authorized service locations will provide the Allison authorized service you expect.

With transmissions, it all comes down to overall value. When you factor in maintenance, operating costs and increased productivity, Allison Automatic-equipped vehicles have been shown to provide more benefits than a comparable, competitively-equipped vehicle. Overall, our transmissions provide a greater value across a vehicle’s life cycle.

Better fuel efficiency

With an Allison Automatic, you can achieve an optimum level of fuel economy and performance. Our transmissions offer load-based shift schedules to automatically enhance fuel savings or add more power when needed. In “economy mode,” the transmission shifts at lower engine speeds to provide fuel savings, and upshifts at higher speeds for greater acceleration when required for the vehicle load and road conditions.

Furthermore, choosing the Allison Automatic that best fits your duty cycle may allow you to downsize your engine to further reduce costs, emissions and fuel consumption. And for companies that are environmentally conscious, Allison Automatics help lower emissions and improve vehicle performance when paired with alternative fuel powered vehicles. This makes our transmissions the clear choice for your business.

Improved maneuverability

Allison’s Continuous Power Technology™ allows our fully automatic transmissions to simply and smoothly deliver uninterrupted engine power to the wheels, letting the driver focus on handling and maneuvering the vehicle. With an Allison, there are no hesitations or jerks during gearshifts. The smooth acceleration allows the vehicle operation to be easy and stress free while keeping your load protected. The ease of operating your vehicle and the increased safety will be evident – inching will be simple, and the rollback experienced with a manual clutch will be a distant memory.

Gear selector technology

Work Smarter

Allison Automatics have both intelligence and strength. We offer a number of Smart Controls – electronic control packages that can help lower fuel consumption, reduce maintenance costs and improve safety. Features include:
  • Adapting to conserve fuel by reducing the load on the engine when a vehicle is stopped 
  • Automatically selecting neutral when the parking brake is applied 
  • Choosing the optimum shift points based on load and terrain 
  • Limiting vehicle acceleration rate, when desired by the fleet, to control aggressive driving  

Models + Ratings

To meet the needs of our customers, we’ve created a series of transmissions built specifically to meet the different requirements of on-highway vehicles. Known as the Highway Series, these transmissions are designed for fuel efficiency, reliability and world-class performance at every stop on your route.

Reference the specification information below to compare our transmissions in the Highway Series and find the model that best meets your business needs. Information and specifications subject to change without notice or obligation. Please check with your vehicle salesperson to ensure offerings.

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Customer Profiles

We’ve told you why we think Allison Automatics are the highest class of the transmission world – now you can hear it straight from the customer. Check out these customer profiles for more information on how Allison Automatics are playing key roles in the success of fleets everywhere.


Operating in the heavily populated Mid-Atlantic region, Fleet Transit delivers fuel to gas stations throughout northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Fuel delivery is a very time-sensitive and competitive business.
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"We have to work smarter, and that's one of the main reasons we bought Allison transmissions. I think they're a better deal in the long run for us. They make our fleet more economically viable on a cost-per-mile basis."
Kevin McNeil, President of Fleet Transit