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Your go-to tractor, trailer suspension inspection and maintenance guide

Legally, you are required to inspect your tractor and trailer suspension systems annually, but running a safe and productive fleet demands more than a once-a-year suspension check.

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Tractors and trailers: How does suspension maintenance differ?

Proper tractor and trailer suspension inspection is more a question of your team’s focus.

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Brake pad development heading into the copper-reduced era

Five years ago, an agreement between the EPA, states and automotive industry players was signed to reduce the use of copper in brake pads. Next year, brake pads will need to reduce copper to less than 5% by weight, and then less than 0.5% by 2025. There’s no magic button that will make this happen;

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International Truck touts new Hendrickson suspension

International Truck touted its vocational product lineup, including an International HV Series featuring the Hendrickson Haulmaax EX suspension, an upgraded suspension offering for the HV and HX Series lineup. The truck also features Hendrickson Composilite EXS lift axles, which are a new offering from International. The company says the Hendrickson Haulmaax EX suspension offers features

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Podcast: Discussing Fleet Equipment’s 2019 Truck Trend of the Year

FE’s Trend of the Year for 2019 is the new innovations and products being put forward by the trucking industry’s suppliers.

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New ways to help your trucks maintain the proper tire pressure – Part II

In the second part of this two-part series, we take a look at some of the new products that are helping trucking companies get the most ROI out of their tires.

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East Manufacturing introduces Truck-Lite Road Ready as optional feature

East Manufacturing’s Road Ready trailer telematics system is now an optional feature available on all East flatbed, dump and refuse trailers.

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Hendrickson Truck launches new digital parts catalog

The digital parts catalog is accessible through any mobile or desktop device and does not require additional downloads or apps.

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Fleet profile: The Erb Group of Companies

At the Erb Group of Companies, customers can rely on
receiving on-time delivery of temperature-controlled freight.

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It’s time to think of suspensions as driver retention equipment

The suspension plays a major role in the truck’s ride quality. When your drivers are spending eight, 10 or 12 hours a day in your cabs, an improved ride can add up, reducing the pain and strain that are inherent parts of prolonged driving, and helping the drivers feel better when they exit the cab at the end of a long day.

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Hendrickson launches Watchman trailer wheel-end sensing technology

Hendrickson has introduced Watchman advanced wheel-end sensor technology for trailers that operates on the vehicle area network developed by Sensata Technologies. The initial product offering will include trailer tire pressure monitoring, wheel-end temperature and wheel-end vibration data that will be communicated to the fleet through the tractor telematics system pulling the trailer.

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Hendrickson introduces new tire pressure control system

Hendrickson has introduced Tiremaax Pro-LB, a next-generation update of the Tiremaax Pro trailer tire inflation system. Tiremaax Pro-LB adds the ability to adjust tire pressure based on load.

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