Rack and pinion Freightliner trucks makes steering eaiser

Cars and light trucks have used rack and pinion steering for years. Now Freightliner is adding rack and pinion to their Class 8 trucks.

TruckNews.com features a story on how Freightliner heavy trucks featuring rack and pinion steering are more responsive and maneuverable.

The benefits of a more maneuverable truck go beyond navigating crowded trucks stops with ease. Rack and pinion reduces truck weight by 45 pounds, reduces driver fatigue ,helps trucks stay cooler, and can extend tire life.

Engineers at Freightliner first tried rack and pinion on a spec truck for an annual race to the top of Pikes Peak.


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