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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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