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Test Drive: Hendrickson ZMD suspension delivers shockingly smooth ride — without shocks

July 29, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Hendrickson’s Zero Maintenance Damping (ZMD) technology was originally unveiled as a maintenance strategy, but equipment editor Jim Park says the trailer suspension also delivers a surprisingly smooth ride.

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Twin-steer Simard suspension for Western Star 4700

January 21, 2019 by John Smith

Western Star’s 4700 SB and SF models can now be fitted at the factory with a twin-steer front suspension from Simard Suspensions. Assembly lines will now pre-drill frames and relocate diesel particulate filters, diesel exhaust fluid tanks, battery boxes, and […]

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Link redesigns self-steers

March 7, 2018 by John Smith

Link Manufacturing has redesigned its self-steer auxiliary suspensions, now available in 8K and 13.5K capacities – as well as the company’s first 10K option. A 20 K model will be unveiled this year. Installation times are three to five hours […]

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Ep 8: The Duals

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, stop at a dual wheel assembly during a Level 1 inspection. There, they search for potential issues involving tire condition, spring hangers, fifth wheels and more.

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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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Ep 15: Under the Truck

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, takes us under a tractor-trailer to discuss everything that enforcement teams are looking for when they climb onto a creeper and wheel their way underneath the vehicle.

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Lightweight fixed frame air suspension

March 2, 2017 by John Smith

SAF-Holland’s new CBX23 AeroBeam fixed frame air suspension – designed for weight-sensitive flatdeck and tanker applications — has been unveiled with a base weight of 465 pounds, offering what the company says is the lightest air suspension available.

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Suspended Animation

April 7, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

Suspensions don’t need anywhere near the amount of maintenance they once did, but it’s time to get moving on a few maintenance practices.

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North End Spring celebrating 70 years

January 21, 2015 by Allan Janssen

WINNIPEG, MB – Company has been selling truck and trailer springs as well as suspension hardware since 1945.

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AIRLESS AIRBAGS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SumoSprings are said to improve Ford F550 and Ram 5500 suspensions, boost load-carrying capacity, reduce body roll. And they’re maintenance-free.

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STEER-AXLE AIR RIDE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Dana’s FrontRunner suspension is designed to handle higher brake torque, coming next year.

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SUSPENSION BUSHINGS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Ridewell introduces new FiberTech composite bushing

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SUSPENSION PARTS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Hendrickson publishes 248-page updated parts catalog

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VOCATIONAL AIR SUSPENSION

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The PRIMAAX EX air suspension improves durability for vocational truckers

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Hendrickson’s Lightweight Slider

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Hendrickson introduces the VANTRAAX ULTRAA-K slider system plus a liftable forward tandem axle and a lightweight steer axle