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SAF-Holland director of field service receives Silver Spark Plug award

SAF-Holland’s Director of Field Service Rob Nissen has been recognized with the Technology & Maintenance Council Silver Spark Plug award. “The Silver Spark Plug recognizes individuals in our industry who are making outstanding contributions to the improvement of equipment, maintenance, industry-related technology and management practices,” said Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology

Optimizing suspensions to lower total cost of ownership

As fleets continue to seek new technology that lowers their overall total cost of ownership (TCO) while improving safety and performance, notes Bill Hicks, director of product planning/market development for the Trailer Suspension Business Unit at SAF-Holland, suspension/axle suppliers are responding with a total system integration approach. “This presents opportunities for matching and optimizing the

Top brake questions, answered

The No. 1 job of truck brakes is safety; within that application, there’s more than one way to stop a truck. Drums have been the brake of choice for many trucks, but air disc brakes (ADBs) continue to gain popularity in nearly all heavy-duty on-road applications. “Current [ADB] market penetration is in the 12% to

SAF-Holland Aftermarket introduces parts on demand electronic catalog

SAF-Holland, a global manufacturer of suspension, fifth wheel, landing gear and coupling products, introduced its Aftermarket Parts on Demand (POD) electronic parts catalog. “At SAF-Holland, we will see great benefits by providing our distributors with the right tools,” said Juan Hernandez, international marketing and sourcing manager. “POD is one of those tools – one of the most

Maintain trailer suspensions to last

Trailer suspension maintenance varies by suspension type and manufacturer. For that reason, fleets should establish best practices and perform routine checkups as recommended by manufacturers and fleet managers. According to Jim Rushe, product line manager at Hendrickson on-highway trailer products, the manufacturer designs its suspensions to not require periodic adjustments. “For our products, the best

Trailer Suspension Maintenance
Trailer suspensions built to perform

Trailer suspensions are comprised of springs, dampers, shock absorbers, axles and other components that link the trailer to its wheels allowing the driver to have complete control of the trailer. In addition, they dampen harmful inputs from the road (vibrations, bumps, noise), giving drivers a smoother ride while protecting the trailer and its cargo. However,

Hendrickson Trailer Suspensions and TPMS
Fleet Engineers appoints vice president of sales and marketing

Fleet Engineers Inc. announced that Kenneth D. Griswold has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. According to the company, Griswold comes with a wealth of industry experience, having spent the last 20 years at SAF-Holland where he held a variety of marketing and business development positions. Most recently, Griswold served as

SAF-Holland expands SAF CBX Series with CBX46, CBX50 air suspension/slider axle system

SAF-Holland, manufacturer of suspensions, fifth wheels and landing gear, announces the expansion of its CBX Series air suspension/slider axle system offering for the North American trailer market with its new SAF CBX46 and CBX50. The SAF CBX46 and CBX50 offer the 5.75-in.-diameter axle technology along with increased capacity and cast steel suspensions, providing a balance of

SAF-Holland CBX Suspension
Western Star offers Neway ADZ suspensions

Western Star Truck Sales Inc., is now offering Neway ADZ Series heavy-duty drive axle air suspensions by SAF-Holland as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck models. The ADZ Series suspensions feature a streamlined design that has reduced weight by more than 220 lbs. per axle (compared to previous models). The new,

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Spec’ing suspensions and lift axles to meeting bridge formula laws, improve durability

Enacted by Congress in 1975 to limit the weight-to-length ratio of a vehicle crossing a bridge and to provide a consistent way to determine the maximum allowable weight that any set of axles on a vehicle may carry on the Interstate highway system, the Bridge Formula has had an impact on axle and suspension design

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Weighing fifth wheel options to spec a lighter-weight truck

When fleets spec lighter-weight components, it’s generally an attempt to offset increases in weight in other areas of the vehicle and/or increase their payload capacity. As a result, the savings in fuel comes in improved efficiency in the operation of the fleet—greater cargo capacity equals revenue per trip and more capacity may even mean less

Selecting lighter-weight suspensions

Selecting the correct suspension system can go a long way in both fuel efficiency and weight savings. If the correct suspension is paired with the proper powertrain, you can have gain efficiency without putting on the pounds. SAF-Holland offers the Neway suspensions. On the drive suspension side, the ADZ capacities are 46,000 and 52,000 lbs.