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International truck unwraps the new HX Series trucks

The new International HX Series is the first product released under the company’s Navistar 4.0 strategy and its Project Compass initiative. The new HX Series is available in both a set-forward axle HX520 and a set-back axle HX620. The HX620 comes standard with the International A26 engine, delivering up to 500 HP. Additionally, both the

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Hendrickson acquires Stemco’s Motor Wheel, Crewson businesses

Hendrickson recently announced the acquisition of the Motor Wheel brake drum & Crewson slack adjuster business segments, from Stemco and parent company EnPro Industries. “We are excited about this acquisition and the rich American heritage of Motor Wheel. We have been working to revitalize the Motor Wheel name with a new brand mark, a tagline

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Hendrickson suspensions available on Western Star 49X

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has partnered with Western Star Trucks to offer a premium rear suspension portfolio as a part of the chassis enhancements of the Western Star 49X. The suspension offerings include the introduction of Haulmaax EX and the expansion of Ultimaax and Primaax EX on the new Western Star truck. “Customers today

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Answering your tire pressure management questions

You’ve heard the stats: tires are the second-highest annual cost for the average fleet, behind fuel; and a major component of that is tire pressure. But why is that, and what can you do about it? FE spoke with many major players in the truck tire industry to answer your biggest questions about tire pressure

An overview of the TPMS and ATIS offerings

There is a wide variety of tire inflation technology available, both in TPMS and ATIS form. Let’s take a quick look at some of the offerings.

Hendrickson acquires slack adjuster business from Stemco

Hendrickson has acquired the Motor Wheel Brake Drum & Crewson slack adjuster business segments, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Berea, Kentucky, from Stemco and parent company EnPro Industries. The business segments will operate as a division of Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems. The Motor Wheel & Crewson names will be kept and used as a

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Connecting brakes, wheel ends and other trailer components with telematics

The majority of fleet managers are used to the capabilities of truck telematics, but they may not be as familiar with trailer telematics, which are newer and just now starting to grow into their potential usefulness. Why have trailer telematics lagged behind their tractor brethren? It’s a complicated question, with an uncomplicated answer. “At the

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Hendrickson launches new digital trailer parts catalog

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched a new online digital Trailer Suspension Parts Catalog. The new digital Hendrickson Trailer Parts Catalog with interactive navigation can be browsed online here. The digital parts catalog is accessible through any mobile or desktop device and does not require additional downloads or apps. “The new digital catalog offers

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Keeping an eye on brake wear

A vehicle cuts in front of your truck and stops abruptly. The truck driver slams on the brakes only to find that the truck’s stopping distance isn’t what it once was—these brakes haven’t been inspected recently. Without the proper stopping distance, an accident becomes inevitable. It’s an extreme example to be sure, but it’s just

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Preventative maintenance to avoid brake wear

It’s important that your technicians are trained on how to spot brake wear, and that your shops have systems and schedules in place aimed at avoiding wear issues on brakes. “The only real way to keep an eye out for irregular brake wear is visual inspection on both drum and disc systems. Spotting irregular wear provides

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Hendrickson launches new mobile app

Hendrickson has launched a new app, available on the Apple and Android stores. The company says the new app centralizes a collection of Hendrickson product and training videos, Parts Plus lookup system, technician help and Field Service Request system for ease of access and reference.

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Hendrickson Steertek NXT available on International MV Trucks, IC Bus CE Series buses

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems is expanding its Steertek NXT portfolio of fabricated front steer axles to include 10K and 12K capacities for the medium-duty truck and bus segments. These new configurations are now available to order on International MV trucks and IC Bus CE Series buses as optional equipment. Hendrickson says that its design

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