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The ROI of truck tire pressure telematics

Tire management is important and data is important, yet when the two come together it can be overwhelming. Tire costs often top the list of major expenses (if not take pole position) and so much data is coming at you from so many components that it can be difficult to weed through the details. That’s

Booming demand, strained supply and delivering data with Hendrickson’s new CEO, Pres.

Conventional 2022 trucking industry predictions basically boil down to, “Meet the New Year, same as the old year.” At least in the first quarter to through the first half, strong demand will continue, as well supply constraints. We’ve heard it from ACT Research, and Hendrickson’s newly appointed president and CEO, Matt Joy, doubled down on

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Hendrickson announces Haulmaax EX suspension Autocar availability

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that it has partnered with Autocar to offer the next generation Haulmaax EX as a part of the chassis enhancements for the ACX and DC-64TM models. According to Hendrickson, Haulmaax EX is built for both on-and off-highway, has an equalizing beam that distributes the load equally between both axles

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Behind the suspension scenes of the Western Star 49X, 47X

When a new truck is launched, we just see the end product. What took years to develop is introduced in an instant, but there’s plenty that goes on behind the scenes. Truck OEMs and suppliers collaborate on equipment specs and options, tinkering with different types of designs and components. In the case of Western Star’s

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How Hendrickson works with OEMs to deliver hard-working, driver-friendly suspensions

The best truck equipment solutions aren’t created in a vacuum. Relationships are everything in the trucking business, and that’s true when talking about OEMs and suppliers. Take the newly unveiled Western Star X-Series trucks, for example. The 49X and the 47X–purpose-built from the ground up to tackle the toughest vocational tasks. The field work for

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The defense difference: How the Mack Defense Heavy Dump Trucks differ from the Granite

Mack Defense delivered to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve the first production M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDT) to roll off Mack Defense’s new production line at the Mack Experience Center (MEC) in Allentown, Pa., on Sept. 23. The M917A3 HDT key and truck handover occurred during a ceremony at the MEC, following

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Hendrickson Watchman trailer wheel-end sensor technology launch plans move forward

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems is moving forward with launch plans for Watchman wheel-end sensor technology for trailers that operate on the vehicle area network developed by Sensata Technologies. The initial product offering will include trailer tire pressure and wheel-end temperature data that is communicated to the fleet via the trailer telematics system. It is

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Photo gallery: TMC 2021

For the first time since February 2020, a veritable lifetime ago, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) held its usual meeting and exposition, this time in the fall rather than in the winter and held in Cleveland, Ohio—right in Fleet Equipment‘s backyard. With that being the case, the crew at Fleet Equipment

Road Ready introduces LogIQ integrated truck data platform

Road Ready has introduced a new integrated data platform, LogIQ, which integrates data from a several component suppliers with its own trailer telematics system, in order for fleets to obtain data insights from the trailer. The system was introduced at the 2021 American Trucking Associations 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Exhibition. Partners on LogIQ

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Hendrickson ships 500,000th SteerTek axle to J.B. Hunt

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has produced its 500,000th SteerTek fabricated front steer axle, which was delivered to J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. on their latest International LT Series tractor. Available in capacities from 8,000 to 14,600 lbs. per axle, SteerTek NXT is approved for on-highway and medium-duty truck, bus and motor home applications. “The relationship

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What’s new with truck axle technology

With ongoing development, the latest technologies for axles on heavy-duty commercial vehicles are focused on maintenance and performance improvement. Recently, Fleet Equipment spoke to several heavy-duty axle manufacturers about design initiatives, new axle specifications and the advent of electronics. Taking part in the discussion were: • Steve Mastroianni, senior manager of product planning, Dana• John

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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week announces 2022 event theme and co-chairs

Conference organizers for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) announced “Strong Like You” as the theme for HDAW ‘22, which the organizers say signifies the industry’s resilience throughout the pandemic. To lead the effort, David McCleave, director of marketing and aftermarket at Hendrickson, and Bill Nolan, president at PBS Truck Parts, have been named as the

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