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Why Lightweighting Is Critical in Modern Trucking

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Getting goods and materials moved from the proverbial Point A to Point B is more challenging in today’s world than ever before. Many factors can influence how fast the process takes— and how much it costs to get it there. When it comes to optimizing both, one practice can make a huge difference: lightweighting.

But what exactly is lightweighting? 
How does it impact commercial trucks and trailers of varying sizes? 
How does it impact payload? How can it impact mileage and fuel costs? 

These are all questions that will be answered during this informative webinar.

Key takeaways for attendees include:

  • What is lightweighting, and how does it apply to different vehicle types?
  • What are the benefits of lightweighting?
  • How can weight be removed from a heavy-duty vehicle without compromising durability or customer satisfaction?
  • Does lightweighting affect other aspects of fleet operation such as maintenance or total cost of ownership?
  • What parts of the vehicles are the most common targets, and why?
  • How will the practice of lightweighting impact the future of commercial trucking?
  • Tips and tricks for how to maximize the benefits of lightweighting in your commercial trucking operation.
Meet the Speakers
Mark Williamson
Mark Williamson
Product Marketing Manager
Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems, Hendrickson
Don Hester
Don Hester
Director of Product Development
Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, Hendrickson
Jim Park
Jim Park
Moderator, Equipment Editor
Heavy Duty Trucking

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