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SAF-Holland unveils CBXA AeroBeam fixed frame air suspension series

During a virtual press conference, SAF-Holland announced the introduction of its CBXA AeroBeam Series of fixed frame suspensions, a lineup of four lighter-weight, top-mount trailer air suspensions. The CBXA AeroBeam Series is a lightweight line of fixed frame air suspensions, and includes 23K, 25K, and 30K pound capacity models. The AeroBeam design features the optimal

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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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Geotab for Small Business program launched

Geotab is launching Geotab for Small Business, a new offering specifically designed to support small businesses who may own and operate only a few vehicles. With Geotab for Small Business, small business owners will receive access to Geotab’s telematics platform as well as direct support services. The company says Geotab for Small Business is designed

Peterbilt unveils new Class 5-8 medium-duty trucks, PACCAR TX-8 transmission

Peterbilt Motors Co. has unveiled the new medium-duty Model 537 and Model 548, designed for the Class 7/8 segment, as well as the medium-duty Model 535 and Model 536, designed for the Class 5/6 non-CDL lease and rental markets. Each new model is available for order with deliveries starting in July. Model 537 and Model

Kenworth launches new medium-duty truck lineup

Kenworth has introduced a new medium-duty conventional truck lineup ranging from Class 5 to light Class 8. The new models are the Kenworth T180 (Class 5), Kenworth T280 (Class 6), Kenworth T380 (Class 7) and Kenworth T480 (light Class 8). In addition, for customers needing FEPTO, full parent rails and fixed grille, Kenworth added the

Michelin launches X Works drive tire for mixed-use trucks

Michelin North America, Inc. has launched X Works D, a new generation of its on-/off-road drive tire designed for the construction, energy, concrete and logging sectors operating in mixed-use conditions. Full-tread-depth lateral groove tread patterns provide balance between stability for increased wear and improved rubber-to-void ratio for maximum traction, Michelin says. Teardrop sipes in the

Buyers Products upgrades 3-cubic-yard electric, poly-hopper spreader

Buyers Products has created a larger version of its SaltDogg PRO Series electric spreader. The new 9-1/2-ft. PRO3000 model has a 3-cubic-yard capacity, which equates to roughly 3.2 tons of bulk No. 1 rock salt, the company says. The spreader joins the existing 1.5-, 2-, and 2.5-cubic-yard models of the SaltDogg PRO Series. To create

Buyers Products adds new V-plow for Class 4-6 trucks

Buyers Products has released the SnowDogg VXXII plow, a 10-1/2-ft. V-plow that mounts to Class 4-6 trucks. The plow, with wings that ascend from 35 in. in the middle to 45 in. on either end, features a stainless steel blade with flared wings and a frame built to absorb heavy impacts. The VXXII also includes

Mack Trucks provides a medium-duty market overview, expands on MD Series launch

Last year’s Work Truck Show, one of the last to be held in-person in 2020, was the coming-out party for the Mack Trucks MD Series after the January 2020 announcement of Mack Trucks’s entry into the Class 6 and 7 markets. A year later, at a virtually held Work Truck Show 2021, Jonathan Randall, Mack

Mack Trucks pairs mRIDE spring leaf suspension with Mack axles

The Mack Trucks mRIDE spring leaf over rubber block suspension, which Mack says is ideal for vocational customers needing improved stability and greater traction on jobsites, now offers additional weight savings for increased payload when paired with proprietary Mack axles, the company says. Available at 40,000-lbs. and 46,000-lbs. suspension ratings and with standard track axles,

Mack Command Steer for Mack Granite models now in production

Mack Command Steer, Mack’s active steering system that reduces driver fatigue, is now in production in Mack Granite axle back models. Produced at Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Mack Class 8 models for North America and export are assembled, the company says Mack Granite models with Command Steer help