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.
The North American Truck Writers committee has honored Stoneridge‘s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System with the 2020 Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award. The award was presented during the Industry Awards Luncheon at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta. The annual award honors new products or technologies introduced the
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FE’s Trend of the Year for 2019 is the new innovations and products being put forward by the trucking industry’s suppliers.
There’s plenty of talk of the challenges, changes and opportunities in today’s heavy-duty truck aftermarket, with plenty of news coming from the show.
SAF-Holland, manufacturer of suspensions axle brake systems, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, announced the relaunch of its Aftermarket Parts on Demand (POD) Electronic Parts Catalog, rebranded as POD Plus. POD Plus now connects directly with the SAF-Holland business system, allowing users in real time to view inventory, system order entry, and customer specific
SAF-Holland President—Americas, Kent Jones, shares his view on the brand’s successes, the challenges it faces, and what it will take to continue growth.
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.
2019’s Fleet Equipment Trucking Trend of the Year is the new innovations and products being put forward by the trucking industry’s suppliers.
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.
Future suspension technology, FE’s sources say, will make suspensions even more useful as a driver recruitment and retention tool.
SAF-Holland has launched SMAR-te Tire Pilot. According to the company, it is an intelligent tire management system that is engineered to specifically work with SAF integrated suspension systems. The system was developed in partnership with AKTV8 LLC, combining patented electro-pneumatic controls with the SAF Tire Pilot Plus tire pressure management system (TPMS), which was engineered