Hendrickson partners with Tadano to produce Airtek NXT, Roadmaax products
The Airtek NXT front air suspension and dual steer axle system, along with the Roadmaax high capacity rear air suspension systems, are included as part of the chassis enhancements.
Three heavy-duty trucking aftermarket trends and what they means to you
Hendrickson aftermarket support helps keep fleets rolling productively.
How the heavy-duty trucking aftermarket meets demands
Talking through the latest parts and technology trends impacting the aftermarket.
Less weight, more strength: How composite spring suspensions apply both benefits
Stronger. Lighter. It’s the dichotomy that nearly all fleets chase when it comes to spec’ing new equipment. This lean, mean spec’ing strategy can boost efficiency and provide equipment longevity. When you think about suspensions for demanding applications, tried-and-true steel spring suspensions spring to mind. (Pun intended.) But what if there was another way–a suspension that
Talking light weight suspension spec for electric trucks
The very nature of electric trucks being simpler, from a component POV, compared with their diesel brethren means that we tend to gloss over the equipment nuances. While the commercial vehicle segment is still wrapping its arms around electric truck applications, so too are we starting to understand the spec’ing strategies that come with an
Complete equipment solutions that still tackle specific vocational tasks
Dump applications, flatbed and drop-deck hauls, dry bulk loads, pneumatic tank and liquid tank trailers–what do those applications have in common? On the surface, not much. Sure, it still involves a truck and hauling from Point A to B, but specialized applications often require specialized solutions. That can create a challenge for manufacturers and suppliers
Wheel end commonalities that strengthen custom trailer solutions
It’s not easy to create commonality in specialized equipment. Specific trucking jobs often require specific trailering solutions. Flatbed hauling, for example, is a different vocational beast than refuse collection and even further from food transportation. Now consider a company like MAC Trailer that serves those segments with customized solutions. Any chance it has to create
Hendrickson’s HAULMAXX EX launched at Mack Trucks
Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has partnered with Mack Trucks to offer the Next Generation HAULMAAX EX heavy-duty rubber suspension. The Mack TerraPro and LR cab-over vehicles are now available for purchase with the HAULMAAX EX suspension at authorized Mack dealers. The HAULMAAX EX suspension’s equalizing beam distributes the load equally between both
Top truck wheel end maintenance tips
Reducing overall heavy-duty truck maintenance costs plays into every decision related to wheel-end systems, noted Tony Ryan, national service manager–fleets at SAF-Holland. “For example, air disk brakes have a higher initial cost which is offset by reduced overall maintenance costs,” he said. “Premium hub/bearing/lubrication systems can reduce maintenance issues.” In general, the wheel-end maintenance needs
Hendrickson highlights suspension solutions for EVs
Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced a suite of new products specifically catering to the rapidly growing electric vehicle market. SOFTEK, the front steer axle and suspension system featuring Hendrickson’s fabricated STEERTEK front steer axle, integrated with the front mechanical spring suspension and lightweight clamp group has been scaled to accommodate the medium duty
Virtual training is here to stay. Now how do you use it?
Part of the very small upside to the pandemic was the advancements in digital tools, or perhaps more accurately, advancements in the people actually using the digital tools we had at our disposal. Virtual training on both the product knowledge and service side of trucking was available, but the pandemic put its usage into high
The role of virtual training going forward
Believe it or not, the trucking industry has actually held in-person events where you could interact face-to-face. It’s been a long-time coming, but as the trucking industry gets back to working in ways that we’ve longed for, none of us—from fleet managers and truck drivers to OEMs, suppliers and dealers—are doing the job the same