PACE Awards
Spicer AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle
Company: Dana Holding Corp.
What: Efficient ratio for 18-wheelers
Innovation: The axle for semi-truck tractors uses a “fast” drive ratio that saves fuel by cutting engine speeds from 1,300 rpms to 1,100 at cruising speed. It also can handle 30 percent more torque and is 21 pounds lighter than competitive axles.
First Customer: Paccar, January 2014Web site: