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A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker

On the road last month, Senior Editor Tom Berg spotted a pneumatic tanker trailer with some non-traditional features. He shares some insight from the driver in his latest Trailer Talk blog.

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Exploring the World of 6x2 Drive Axles

Fleets are slowly adopting 6x2 drive axle configurations as manufacturers continue to improve the technology. Here's an overview of the latest offerings.

Volvo's Unique 6x2 Tractor Platform

Sometimes called a "pusher" or "dead axle," Adaptive Loading allows the axle to be lifted completely off the ground when it's not needed, providing additional fuel savings over the straight 6x2 setup.

Polar's MyLift Automates Lift Axle Control

Polar Tank Trailer's new myLift automatic lift axle control system automatically deploys and lifts up to two axles by reading pressure in the fixed-axle air suspension.

Air Disc Brake Option Added To Neway Lift Axle

The Bendix ADB22X Air Disc Brake will be an upcoming option on the Neway LSZ Steerable Lift Axle Suspension System

Meritor Wabco Automatic Lift Axle Control Manages Suspension Load

Meritor Wabco’s SmartTrac automatic trailer lift axle control system is designed to monitor suspension load and manage lift axles for trailers.

Tru-Track Axles Offered Through Direct Ship

Watson and Chalin introduced the Tru-Track 13K and 20K steerable lift axles at Freightliner and Western Star. The axles are available through a direct ship program.

Watson & Chalin Ships Axles Fast via New X-Trac

Watson & Chalin's new expedited shipping program allows customers to order up to three lift axles for shipping from a number of strategic locations throughout North America, with an expected delivery time of 48-72 hours.

SAF Holland Adds Compact, Low-Maintenance Neway LSZ Lift Axle

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- SAF Holland has a new steerable lift axle, the Neway LSZ, that features a compact mounting, fast deployment and retracting times, and angled air bags for greater stability on dump, mixer, block and other vocational trucks.