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Hendrickson announces president, CEO retirement, names a successor

After 32 years, Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO of Hendrickson, announced his retirement at the end of the year. Gerstenslager joined Hendrickson in 1989, and the company says his passion, technical knowledge and drive for excellence lead to a transformation in product design and manufacturing which permeates all of Hendrickson today. “Gerstenslager became president in

Telematics solutions that can tell you if your truck has a service problem

Do I have a service problem? Whenever a fault code is triggered or a telematics alert goes out, it’s one of the first questions fleet managers have. Telematics systems are evolving to present information more actionable—providing guidance in the form of prescriptive maintenance—as opposed to alerts that don’t give you much direction. The onus of

Adding intelligence to tire inflation with Hendrickson WATCHMAN

Maintaining the proper tire pressure is crucial to tractor-trailer productivity and efficiency. It impacts everything from MPG to safety. While the road is often punishing on tires, the last thing you need is to miss those small things that make a big impact. A nail in a tire for example– something that slowly bleeds out

What fleets need to know about truck brake, wheel end service

While a comprehensive maintenance program is always essential for the performance of key heavy-duty truck brake and wheel end systems, it can be even more critical when fleets adopt new and different types of components and technologies. “Regulatory changes, such as those requiring copper-free brake pads, may influence maintenance intervals for brake components,” says Jeff

Kenworth adds Hendrickson Haulmaax EX suspension for Class 8 models

Kenworth announced that it now offers the Hendrickson Haulmaax EX as an option for the Kenworth T880, W990, T680 and T480 models. According to Hendrickson, this next generation heavy-duty, lightweight rubber suspension is designed for vocational applications such as dump, concrete mixer, refuse, logging, crane/boom, platform, and fire/rescue.. The new suspension replaces the Hendrickson Haulmaax

Hendrickson launches Dealer Sales Academy

Hendrickson has launched a Dealer Sales Academy, which will complement the Hendrickson Service Academy. The new sales academy is comprised of videos, assessments and related resources to help dealer salespeople understand the features and benefits, and specifications of Hendrickson products to help guide their customers in making the optimum ride solution choice, the company says.

How the right brake drum spec can boost safety, fuel efficiency

It’s easy to take brake drums for granted. The tried-and-true braking component has been a staple of truck safety systems for decades, but that doesn’t mean that brake drum technology hasn’t advanced. In fact, you’d be surprised how much you can impact fuel efficiency with the right brake drum spec. “Fleet managers have a tremendous

How the right vocational truck suspension spec can improve driver comfort

Given the amount of time drivers of vocational trucks spend in their vehicles, ride quality is critical to keeping them comfortable, notes Bryan Redeker, power suspensions product manager at SAF-Holland. “Some vocational trucks spend the majority of their operating time traversing uneven and rough roads, so poor ride quality can lead to discomfort, back issues

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Hendrickson’s Ultimaax suspension available on Miller Industries’ Century M100 Rotator

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems‘ Ultimaax advanced severe-duty rubber suspension in the 60,000-lb. capacity rating will be available on Miller Industries’ new Century M100 Rotator. Ultimaax is an advanced severe-duty rubber suspension that the company says is ideal for fleets that need enhanced stability, handling and ride quality. “In Miller’s Class 8 program, our demand

Finding truck equipment that delivers durability and driver comfort

You get in the truck. You get out of the truck. You get in the truck. You get out of the truck. You drive on road. You drive off road. You drive on road. You drive off road. This is the rhythm of the hard-working vocational truck and its driver. It’s just as hard on

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Tough vocational suspensions that go easy on your drivers

Rolling over rugged off-road terrain, hauling heavy loads and tackling tasks that require your drivers to get in and out of the truck countless times throughout the day are all par for the course in vocational truck applications. It’s hard work tackled by tough equipment, but that doesn’t mean it has to be hard on

Hendrickson launches Haulmaax EX rubber suspension on International HX Series

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has partnered with Navistar to offer Haulmaax EX as a part of the chassis enhancements of the International HX. With the updated vehicle’s release, Hendrickson will be launching its next-generation, heavy-duty rubber suspension Haulmaax EX as the standard rubber suspension offering. The company says the Haulmaax EX suspension is optimized