Truck News

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    Volvo moving forward with dynamic steering

    September 13, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    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 12:00AM by John G 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.

  • Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

    March 25, 2019 3:10PM by John G Smith

    BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle

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

    January 10, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    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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    Ep 13: Steering Components

    June 9, 2017 12:00AM by John G 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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    Rack-and-pinion on the horizon

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

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