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Volvo moving forward with dynamic steering

September 13, 2019 by John Smith

DUBLIN, Va. —  Volvo Trucks is adding a new driver-assist steering feature to its 2020 Model Year line up. Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) is an electric-over-hydraulic steering-assist system designed to improve maneuverability and lessen driver steering effort by up to 85% at low speed, while maintaining a stiffer feel at highway speeds.

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International Roadcheck inspection blitz this week

June 3, 2019 by John Smith

BETHESDA, Md. — Enforcement teams across North America will participate in the international Roadcheck inspection blitz from June 4-6, placing a special focus on truck steering and suspension systems.

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Look Ma, No Hands – Truck steering heads into the future

January 10, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Steering hasn’t been considered a chore since “armstrong” steering went the way of the Caterpillar truck engine. Before hydraulic power steering became commonplace in the 1980s, drivers had to plant their feet firmly on the floor and […]

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WABCO, Nexteer announce long-term cooperation

August 29, 2017 by elizabeth

AUBURN HILLS, MI – WABCO Holdings and Nexteer Automotive are steering into the future together, announcing a long-term cooperation agreement today.
The two companies will collaborate to develop and supply active steering systems for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and also look to work together on developing autonomous trucking technology.

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Ep 13: Steering Components

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Inspectors aren’t looking at fluid levels when they pop open the hood during a Level 1 inspection. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, discuss the search for major defects including the steering components, pitman arm, suspension, brake chamber and more.

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Bendix parent Knorr-Bremse acquires German steering company

June 3, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MUNICH, GERMANY – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ parent company, Knorr-Bremse Group, has acquired tedrive Steering Systems GmbH, another German-based company that will add state-of-the-art steering systems to the group’s already strong braking system portfolio.

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Rack-and-pinion on the horizon

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Are rack-and-pinion steering and independent front suspension the way of the future for heavy trucks?

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Rack-and-pinion on the horizon

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Are rack-and-pinion steering and independent front suspension the way of the future for heavy trucks?

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KEEP IT STRAIGHT

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Handling gets easier and tires wear longer if your alignment is right.