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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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Podcast: Four takeaways from Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

This week was Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, an annual event that is usually held in Las Vegas but, this year, took place virtually. And while the show was absent from its usual backdrop of the sights and sounds of Vegas, the heavy-duty aftermarket insight was as strong as ever. Here are four of the biggest

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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue: The future of the heavy-duty aftermarket

The annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is proceeding virtually this year, and as always, it was preceded by Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue, in which executives from OEMs, suppliers and organizations shared their thoughts on the future of heavy-duty service and the aftermarket. Here are some of the biggest takeaways. Panel guests over the course

Watch: What the trucking industry learned in 2020, pt. 2

It’s no secret that 2020 was a difficult year for so many people and businesses. You don’t need us to tell you that. But, there is always optimism to be found in times like these, and in that spirit, FE reached out to a wide variety of executives from OEMs, suppliers, technology providers and more,

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SAF-Holland releases ADB wall chart and service parts manual

SAF-Holland has released its SAF Air Disc Brake Service Parts Wall Chart and ADB Service Parts Manual. Distributed by SAF-Holland Original Parts, the wall chart and manual provide quick access to OEM quality rebuild kits and service parts for all SAF ADB models including P89 in both taper and parallel spindle design, P89 Plus, P89

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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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COVID-19 fuels the digital acceleration of the aftermarket

Adaptability continues to be a key attribute in navigating the Coronavirus pandemic. If your fleet operation spans several states, you’re having to juggle shifting regulations and practices as some states begin to reopen, but social distancing is here to stay for everyone. For suppliers that are used to working hand-in-hand with customers to solve equipment

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SAF-Holland names new VP of health, safety, environment & quality – Americas

SAF-Holland has named Keith Belevender as the company’s vice president of health, safety, environment & quality – Americas. Belevender will be responsible for developing and implementing the Quality Assurance Program, which supports the product quality objectives of SAF-Holland, the company says. Belevender will also administer the safety, health, environmental and quality programs to ensure legal

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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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SAF-Holland receives 10 PPM PACCAR Quality Award for Canadian facility

SAF-Holland has received the PACCAR 10 PPM Quality Award for 2019, the fourth year receiving the award for its Canadian manufacturing facility in Woodstock, Ontario. SAF-Holland achieved the award through a combination, warranty support, and continuous improvement to PACCAR, the company says. As part of the award, the Canadian SAF-Holland facility has been recognized as

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How suppliers are shifting support capabilities

Adaptation continues to be a key ability in navigating the Coronavirus pandemic. If your fleet operation spans several states, you’re having to juggle shifting regulations and practices as some states begin to reopen, but social distancing is here to stay for everyone. For suppliers that are used to working hand-in-hand with customers to solve equipment

How suppliers are shifting support capabilities