With Canadian policymakers set to discuss regulations that prohibit advanced 6x2s axle configurations later this year, manufacturers and fleets have stepped up their efforts to raise awareness of the technology’s benefits.
Meritor has produced a nine-minute video, including appearances from fleets in the US and Canada and even competitor Bendix, which explains how 6×2 axles work and why they don’t pose a threat to Canada’s roadways.
The video, which can be watched below, details the benefits of 6x2s and highlights why demand for this configuration is expected to rapidly increase.
Canada doesn’t allow 6×2 axles because a Memorandum of Understanding signed onto by the provinces requires tandem axles to be within 1,000 kgs of each other at all times. With 6x2s, this is true about 97% of the time, however, advanced electronics shift the load to the driven axle in low-traction scenarios.
You can read more about Canada’s 6×2 regulations here. Meritor and its partners have also created a new Web site at 6x2Facts.com to raise awareness of the issue.
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