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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

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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

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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

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Photo gallery: TMC 2022

What a difference six months makes. The last TMC took place in September just as supply chain stranglehold was tightening its grip, and you could feel the frustration in the trucking industry on all sides. This year’s TMC show struck a distinctly more positive note. The press day on Sunday was packed with products and

How suppliers work with telematics providers to get fleets the data they need

In the world of trailer telematics, integration lines are being drawn. Trailer OEMs and third-parties are both rapidly evolving trailer telematics solutions beyond location data. Suppliers are incorporating sensors into their tried-and-true trailer equipment and sending that info through the on-board trailer telematics system to deliver that information to fleets. But like many truck technology

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Truck air suspension ride height setting, service tips

With any system or component, it goes unsaid that a routine maintenance schedule is essential to a long service life and ensuring safe operation. For air suspensions, which are now widely used on commercial vehicles, a key part of any routine maintenance program involves correct ride height settings. When it comes to maintenance, air and

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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